O’Ward, Rosenqvist Help Mail Famous ‘Blue Envelopes’ to Fans

The countdown to the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge reached another special moment as the highly anticipated blue envelopes featuring Race Day tickets were mailed Wednesday, March 8 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. “I had no idea the process that it was for the physical tickets to get mailed,” said O’Ward, driver of the No. A few facts and figures about this year’s initial ticket mailing:. In the 1970s, Indianapolis 500 tickets were mailed in brown envelopes with the IMS return address in the upper left corner. In the 1980s, a heavier-stock, gray-colored envelope was introduced to mail the tickets, with just the IMS Post Office box number in the upper left corner. A computerized printer also was used for the first time in the 1980s to print ticket customers’ name and address on each envelope. So, the IMS Ticket Office decided to color-code the ticket envelopes for each event.

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