McAfee won't be behind the wheel during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, but he'll be a sponsor of one of the cars.
McAfee's company ShirtsForAmerica.com is the primary sponsor of Conor Daly and Dale Coyne Racing team's #18 car. McAfee formed his ShirtsForAmerica.com company to help a driver from Indiana in this year's Indy 500 and to assist two military foundations.
A portion of each t-shirt sold will go to Wish For Our Heroes, which helps veterans who are struggling after returning from the battlefield, and The Pat McAfee Foundation, which gives out scholarships to children of military families.
"Conor and I have been friends for a while now and I couldn't wait to hear his thoughts about the 100th running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and how magical the Indy 500 is," McAfee said in a statement. "While we chatted about how lucky we were to be Hoosiers, he told me that he didn't have a primary sponsor yet for the race. I didn't believe him at first, but then I saw it as an opportunity not only to help an Indianapolis kid run in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, but also, as a chance to raise some money for a couple of military foundations."