INDIANAPOLIS — Thursday included another special moment at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 4-time and reigning Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves.
A new sign marking "Castroneves Drive" was unveiled inside the IMS oval.
It is the speedway's former 4th Street, near the IMS Museum, now renamed in honor of the race's latest 4-time winner.
"I feel humbled and honored,” Castroneves said. “It makes me come to this race track every day thinking about everything I've been doing is worth it. I hope the and realize that without them I wouldn't be where I am today.”
"Foyt Drive" sits just up the road. 4-time champs Rick Mears and Al Unser have suites named after them in Gasoline Alley.
The first day of practice for this year's Indianapolis 500 is on Tuesday, May 17.