ALL Indy 500 Drivers Want To Meet These Guys

Every driver in the 2011 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will want to make the acquaintance of two Hoosier
dairy farmers on Sunday afternoon, May 29.

And they’ll know exactly where to find them. Richard Thomas and David Forgey will be standing, cooler in hand, on some of Central Indiana’s most valuable real estate – Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thomas, a dairy farmer from the small northern Indiana community of Middlebury, in the heart of Amish Country, and Forgey, whose River-View Dairy Farm literally is on the banks of the Wabash near Logansport, are assuming responsibility for continuing one of Indianapolis’ most treasured traditions. The “Milkmen” will deliver the fabled Bottle of Milk to the winner of the 95th 500-Mile Race, courtesy of the American Dairy Association of Indiana. Both are board members of Milk Promotion Services of Indiana (MPSI).

“We are honored to be selected by our peers to continue the tradition that means so much to those of us involved in the dairy industry here in Indiana, as well as throughout the U.S.,” Thomas said. “We appreciate the support of this tradition by the Hulman-George Family, and recognize the important place it holds in the hearts of everyone who loves the Indianapolis 500, especially during this Centennial year.”

“Just as everyone around the world thinks of the 500-Mile Race when they hear the word ‘Indianapolis,’ most also are aware of how every winner toasts victory at this great track,” added Forgey. “Richard and I take the responsibility of representing this  tradition very seriously, and look forward to the great opportunity of carrying it forward come May 29.”

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