INDIANAPOLIS — A piece of racing history is back home again in Indiana.
The restored No. 99 car driven by Indianapolis 500 champion Danny Sullivan in the first Brickyard 400 in 1994 was found stored away last year in North Carolina.
It was in pretty good condition and Indianapolis native Travis Bell had the racing machine restored. Car 99 will be on display from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
"It's like finding the Millennium Falcon and being a Star Wars fan," Bell said. "So, at this point, this is my Millennium Falcon and I've invited the whole city to come join me as it returns back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."
Sullivan's vehicle was named "The Corporate Car of Indianapolis" because featured sponsorships from several local companies, including WRTV.
In the 1994 race, the car drew the first caution flag after a window blew out, and it was not seen again until Bell found it covered in thick dust in a garage.