Become an Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Member by Sept. 1, You Could Win an Exclusive Meet & Greet with Four-Time ‘500’ Winner Helio Castroneves

Join today or learn more about ‘500 Reasons to Join’ membership drive at

One lucky person who joins the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s membership by Wednesday, Sept. 1 will receive a truly unique and memorable reward for their support: an exclusive “meet and greet” with four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves.

Ready to join the IMS Museum? Sign up to be a Member by Sept. 1, you just might be a winner!

IMS Museum officials launched the summer membership campaign, “500 Reasons to Join. #1 is to Meet Helio!” today as the Museum capitalizes on momentum created by the new and highly-popular “The Basement Collection Tours,” rave reviews of “Rocket Rick Mears presented by Racemaker Press” and additional, behind-the-scenes improvements to further increase the guest experience.

“We’re delighted and excited to have Helio Castroneves’ support behind the IMS Museum by way of making a dream come true for one of our newest members,” said IMS Museum President Joe Hale. “The opportunity to meet any Indy 500 winner is a bucket list item for many folks – but meeting the one-and-only Helio, with his endless personality and charm, will be unforgettable. It’s why, for us, the ‘500 Reasons to Join’ campaign is going to be equally fun and important.

“As an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our members are our backbone. Their support is absolutely vital for us to create world-class exhibits and storytelling, and continued investments for a high-tech and inclusive IMS Museum of tomorrow.”

To learn more about the many year-round benefits of IMS Museum membership and ways to join, please visit

All new IMS Museum members who join during the “500 Reasons to Join” campaign are automatically registered for the random drawing to meet Castroneves. For new members joining online at, application and payment must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Sept. 1, 2021. New members joining via mail must submit application and payment postmarked no later than Sept. 1, 2021.

The IMS Museum has membership levels for all budgets, and all new members – regardless of membership level – are equally eligible to win the “meet Helio” drawing.

Now is a great time to join the Museum and enjoy free admission year-round. Make plans to visit and see two exhibits dedicated to a pair of titans of Indianapolis 500 history: “Rocket Rick Mears presented by Racemaker Press,” open until March 2022, and “Granatelli: Larger Than Life presented by Motoring Wealth Advisors of Raymond James,” open until the end of 2021.

Exciting exhibits featuring stories from some of the “500’s” seminal moments are on tap for 2022 and beyond.

To learn more about the Museum and our many IMS track tours, special events and  programming, please visit, or contact the Museum at 317-492-6784. Find us at @imsmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, plus YouTube and LinkedIn.


About the IMS Museum: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is home to one of the world’s premier motorsports and automobile collections, with interpretive emphasis on the Indianapolis 500 and its role as an American icon of sporting tradition and innovation.

Located inside the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on the support of visitors, members, donors and corporate partners, who make possible our daily operations, exhibits, and restoration and preservation initiatives.

For more information on the IMS Museum and our IMS track tours, special events and programming, please visit, contact the Museum at 317-492-6784, or find us @imsmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, plus YouTube and LinkedIn.