Hey, Indy 500 fans: Wanna be on TV?

May, 3, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- The opening sequence of ABC's broadcast of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award.

Now you can be part of the cinematic introduction to this year's race, which no doubt will be bigger and better than ever before.

ESPN and ABC have put out a casting call seeking extras to participate in a video production set to take place Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

There's no pay involved, but it's your chance to show your passion for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing -- and possibly see yourself on television when ABC's race broadcast kicks off at 11 a.m. ET on May 27.

Prospective extras should plan to be at IMS from 8-11:30 a.m. Enter through the track's main entrance on West 16th Street -- the tunnel between Turns 1 and 2. All ages are welcome.

Participants are being asked to dress like race fans -- wear IndyCar gear and bring along coolers, backpacks, scanners and headphones -- just as if you were attending the Indianapolis 500.

Because multiple scenes will be shot, ABC is requesting that everyone bring along a spare T-shirt or polo shirt to swap out. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

It promises to be a great experience for true Indianapolis fans -- and maybe a chance to become part of ABC's 48-year history of Indianapolis 500 coverage.

If you're interested, send an email to iwanttobeanindyextra@gmail.com for additional details.

Oh, and break a leg!



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