Last week, the IndyCar community came together for the “Speedway 5 Hundred” project, to help build a house for Frank Gazvoda, a disabled U.S. Army veteran, and his two sons in Speedway, Ind., in the shadows of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The “Speedway 5 Hundred” project is coordinated through the Fuller Center for Housing, a national nonprofit organization that works with families in need to provide an affordable home, and corporate sponsor Jonathan Byrd’s restaurant and hospitality group.
The Indy Pit Crew, which was founded in 2012, oversaw the project and had an assist from team members from Andretti Autosport, CFH Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Dale Coyne Racing, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Team Penske.
INDYCAR, Performance Tire Service Company and other local companies, also chipped in on phases of the project. Among those who donated materials are Firestone Racing and ABC Supply Co., the sponsor for AJ Foyt Racing and title sponsor of two Verizon IndyCar Series races in 2015.
Video recaps, day-by-day, of the project are linked below, with the final unveil this weekend linked above.
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM RYAN HUNTER-REAY TO GAZVODA