May 4, 2009
MonaVie at the Indianapolis 500
MonaVie is poised to compete for the checkered flag at this year's Indianapolis 500, as Tomas Scheckter is slated to race in the No. 19 MonaVie car. In addition, MonaVie is sponsoring Will Power, who will vie for the victory wearing a MonaVie-branded helmet.
Held annually over the Memorial Day weekend and billed as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indianapolis 500 is one of the oldest motorsport events and the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
The 2002 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Tomas Scheckter will begin the race at pole position 26 for Dale Coyne Racing. Among his career highlights, Tomas won the 1999 Formula Opel Euroseries Championship with a record eight victories and eight poles, breaking all the winning records in the process. After stints with Formula Nissan and the Formula 3 Series, Tomas has been competing in the IRL IndyCar Series since 2002.
Will Power, who will race at the number nine pole position, started out in the Formula Ford State Series, earning the Queensland State Championship. He then made the move to the Australian Formula 3 Championship placing second overall, before moving on to the British F3 and World Series by Renault Championships. He made his IndyCar Series debut in 2008.
Watch Scheckter and Power represent MonaVie this Friday, May 22, as they participate in "Carburetion Day," the final day of practice before the race. Scheckter and the MonaVie car (No. 19) can be seen on the track from 11 a.m.–noon (EST) on VERSUS as well as www.indycar.com.
The Indianapolis 500 is on Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1 p.m. (EST) on ABC. Click here to see all drivers and pole positions.