Top Indy 500 Racers Robbed at Gunpoint in Indianapolis
The Memorial Day weekend is the big one for racing, and for most, the start of summer. The highlight of the racing events, is non other than the Indy 500.
The running of this legendary automobile race in Indianapolis, Indiana, is on Sunday. There are always plenty of stories the week leading up to the event, including updates on the drivers.
This time we have a very unusual story. Two of the top drivers were robbed at gunpoint. It happened Sunday night just before 10:00 PM at a Taco Bell drive thru.
Scott Dixon, who won the pole position for Sunday's race, and three time race winner Dario Franchitti, had gone to get some food for several other drivers. As they were in line at a drive up window, two people held them up while they were in their vehicle.
Later police arrested two suspects. The people taken into custody were two males ages 15 and 14.
The two race car drivers are fine as they prepare now for action on the race track. Dixon earned the pole with a qualifying speed of 232.164 mph.