[Source: INDYCAR Calendar press release]
Indianapolis, IN – May 1, 2012 – To celebrate the month of May and the legacy of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, United Medical Providers, Inc. (UMP) has arranged for a very special autograph session to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Community Day, May 23, 2012 from 12-1 p.m. ET.
When the Official 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series calendar was printed, the producers (UMP) had no idea that the May feature would end up being so significant. Now, as the world turns its attention toward Indianapolis for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the calendar team aims to offer a unique opportunity for race fans.
Alex Tagliani, the reigning Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter, along with his wife Bronte, will be signing the calendar’s August page, where they are featured. In addition, last year’s Indianapolis 500 winning team owners, Bryan Herta and Steve Newey, will be there to sign the calendars outside of the Team Barracuda – BHA garage on Community Day. UMP is expecting a few surprise guests to join the session as well.
For those who are unable to attend the autograph session, UMP has a special offer: Starting on May 1, anyone who orders a calendar throughout the entire month will receive their copy, signed by Herta, Newey, Tagliani and at least one other driver featured in 2012.
“The calendar is a great collector’s piece and has become a must-have for fans of INDYCAR,” says UMP owner David Wills. “But the best part is that it benefits three different racing charities: Racing For Cancer, Racing For Kids and Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. We’re thankful that we can celebrate the month of May with this unique opportunity for fans, in addition to supporting three great charities in the paddock.”
Fans can purchase their copy of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar calendar online at www.UMPonline.com/calendar. They are also encouraged to follow @INDYCARcalendar and “like” www.facebook.com/INDYCARcalendar for the latest updates and other unique fan opportunities throughout the year.