NEW YORK (March 23, 2016) — To mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, a commemorative IndyCar will be auctioned, with all the proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Stinger is an IndyCar built to look like the 1911 Marmon Wasp, the car that won the first Indy 500. Race driver John Andretti is lapping the country with the Stinger to obtain autographs from every living Indy 500 veteran, according to the effort's promoters. The car — adorned with 249 Indy drivers' autographs — will be auctioned May 25 in Indianapolis, ahead of the 100th running of the race.
“I have raced in the Indy 500 12 times, but I feel the most important work of my life is to get signatures of every Indy 500 veteran to make The Stinger a piece of history that could help so many families,” Mr. Andretti said. “This car is a trophy for the elite group of drivers but it will also be a symbol of hope for children battling for their lives.”