The unique NFT collaboration includes a three-part NFT collection: an exclusive redeemable commemorative Indianapolis 500 2022 race day ticket, an NTT INDYCAR SERIES mystery driver container, including 33 separate driver cards, one for each of the highly skilled athletes attending this year. Indy 500; and a unique, detailed recreation of the 1972 Indianapolis 500 winning car for Team Penske.
The 2022 Race Day Ticket is a commemorative NFT available free of charge to anyone who has purchased a seat at motorsport’s iconic event, with unrivaled authentication powered by blockchain technology. All Indianapolis 500 ticket holders are eligible to redeem the celebration NFT and unlock special additional content via May 30.
Additionally, INDYCAR and Autograph have collaborated to release the 2022 Mystery Driver Container: a unique NFT that, when purchased and opened, will reveal one of 33 talented NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers competing in the 106and Indianapolis 500. Each driver will have 33 mystery containers, the contents of which will only be revealed to buyers on Friday May 27 before the Indy 500 race weekend. Fans will be able to pick up their favorite drivers ahead of the event. After the Indy 500, each person with a revealed Mystery Container will receive a special utility: a piece of carbon fiber from the car their NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver raced in the Indy 500.
To finalize the collection, Autograph has teamed up with Team Penske to create a limited edition NFT: a 3D recreation of Team Penske’s victorious 1972 car, paying homage to the 50th anniversary of the team’s first car. team. Indianapolis 500 wins.
“The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is ready for its first official leap into the world of Web3 and Autograph is honored to be the partner to make it a reality,” said Dillon Rosenblatt, co-founder and CEO of Autograph. “This collection pays homage to Team Penske’s illustrious past and celebrates the future of the sport. Each NFT has been crafted with painstaking detail to create a unique collection that will also offer new types of utility for fans, bringing them closer together. of the sport, the event, and the team they love.”
“We are thrilled to offer this NFT collection in partnership with Autograph to our dedicated, loyal and engaged fans to celebrate the 106th edition of the Indianapolis 500 and bring this passionate community to the Web3,” said Jonathan Gibsonexecutive vice president of Penske Corp. “It’s a moment to commemorate, and we’re excited to continue our relationship with Autograph to bring the brickyard to blockchain.”
Indianapolis 500 ticket holders can redeem their 2022 Memorial Race Day ticket from May 19 to 3 p.m. ET. The 2022 Mystery Drop Container will be available through direct sales from May 23 to 3 p.m. ET and the Celebrating 50 Years: Team Penske’s First Indy 500 Win NFT is available for purchase from May 27 to 3 p.m. ET. 2022 Mystery Drop Container and Team Penske offers are available on Autograph.io, and bought on the DraftKings Marketplace.
For more information on Autograph and the INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Team Penske collections, please visit: www.autograph.io.
About the autograph
Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences for users around the world. Notable board members include Sam Bankman Fried, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, Pierre Matton and Michael Meldman. Co-founded by Tom Brady and whose head office is at Los Angeles, Autograph ushers in a new era of collecting through a streamlined and inclusive process, authentic and creative products, and exclusive partnerships. The star-studded advisory board members released their first collection which sold out in record time with drops in Wayne Gretzky, Derek JeterNaomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Tony HawkTiger Woods and more.
INDYCAR is the Indianapolisgoverning body for North America the first open-wheel car racing series, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and its development series, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES features an international field of the world’s most versatile drivers, including the defending series champion Alex Palousix-time series champion Scott Dixontwo-time series champion Joseph Newgardenand quadruple and defender Indianapolis 500m winner Helio Castroneves – who competes on superspeedways, short ovals, street circuits and permanent road circuits. The 2022 season includes 17 races in United States and Canada and is highlighted by the history Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global leader in transportation, automotive and motorsport. For more information about INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please visit www.indycar.com. For more information on Indy Lightsplease visit www.indylights.com.
About the Indianapolis Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest spectator sports facility, has been the world’s leader in motorsports entertainment since it opened in 1909. IMS will host the 106thRunning of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29, 2022, the most prestigious car race in the world. In 2022, IMS will also host two NTT INDYCAR SERIES road races, the May 14 and July 30and the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series road races during Brickyard Weekend on July 30-31. The racing capital of the world also features the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli/GT Challenge World Challenge America events. IMS, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global leader in transportation, automotive and motorsport. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit ims.com.
About the Penske team
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in professional sports history. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced over 600 major race wins, over 660 pole positions and 41 championships in open-wheel, stock car and sports car competitions. In its 56-year history, the team has also had 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, three Daytona 500 championships, one Formula 1 win, wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring , as well as a victory in australia legendary Bathurst 1000 race. In 2022, Team Penske will compete in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, NASCAR Cup Series and FIA World Endurance Championship. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.