Annual Last Row Party

4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222


Race car fans can meet Indy 500 drivers at the Last Row Party. In its 47th year, this annual event honors and roasts the three drivers who make up the last or 11th row of the Indianapolis 500 race.

In partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Last Row Party is in the 160-foot-high Pagoda, which sits at the start and finish line of the Indianapolis 500.

One of the 500’s best events, fans can eat, drink and laugh as drivers are interviewed at the Pagoda. (4790 West 16th Street -- enter through Gate 2 off 16th street). Last Row Party T-shirts will be sold for $20 each.

Past years' last row drivers have included Alexander Rossi, Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ana Beatriz, Sebastian Saavedra and Takuma Sato. All were Last Row Party honorees and instant crowd favorites.

Attire is casual.

Tickets: $60. Includes entertainment and food. There will be two cash bars. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible since the event benefits the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation, which provides journalism scholarships, awards and fellowships for Indiana college and university students.

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