INDIANAPOLIS — You'll be seeing a lot of the logo for the 2021 Indianapolis 500 in coming months.
It was unveiled Thursday by Speedway President J. Douglas Boles and two-time 500 winner Takuma Soto.
"The logo for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge incorporates everything we love about 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," Boles said. "There are both bold and subtle elements of history, tradition and legacy while also sending a clear message of a thrilling future for the world's greatest auto race."
The basic logo design was created in 2018, with new elements added each year. That design is placed over a new shield of dark blue that matches the Indiana state flag. A gold line encircles the shield and wordmark. The legacy of the "500" and IMS also is saluted through the inclusion of the famous Wing and Wheel logo of the track.
The 105th running of the 500 is scheduled for May 30, 2021. This year, as you know, the race was delayed until August and there were no fans at the track because of the pandemic.
Included in the 2021 logo is the outline of the tiered floors of the IMS Pagoda.