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May 26th 2009 - Contact:  Jim Tretow, VP – Media & Comm, jtretow@milwaukeemile.com, 414-453-5761 x2222

Indy 500 Winner Helio Castroneves
Milwaukee Mile Stats

Nine Have Captured Back-To-Back Victories at Indy then The Mile

West Allis, Wis. (May 24, 2009) – Today’s Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves is headed to The Milwaukee Mile for this weekend’s ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt 225 IndyCar Series race, set for a 2:30 p.m. CST green flag Sunday, May 31.

For the third straight year, and 52nd time in IndyCar Series history, The Milwaukee Mile immediately follows the Indy 500 on the series schedule.

INDY 500 WINNER MILWAUKEE MEDIA AVAILABILITY THIS FRIDAY, approx. 3:00 p.m. AT THE MILE

Four-lap pole qualifying is this Saturday, May 30 at 3:45 p.m., WHEN ALL INDYCAR DRIVERS WILL BE STOPPING FOR LOCAL MEDIA IN A MEDIA BULLPEN ALONG PIT ROAD

Pre-Race for the ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt 225 “kicks off” at 2:00 p.m. with Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby kicking footballs into the stands, as he’ll be joined by his Packers teammates, snapper Brett Goode and holder Jeremy Kapinos.

Here are the 9 drivers who have won Back-To-Back Indy 500’s AND at The Mile in the next event:

1956 – Pat Flaherty                                1983 – Tom Sneva

1964 – A.J. Foyt, Jr.                               1988 – Rick Mears

1971 – Al Unser                                     1994 – Al Unser, Jr.

1974 – Johnny Rutherford                       2000 – Juan Pablo Montoya

1982 – Gordon Johncock

 
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