Last Row Party

The IPCF’s largest fundraiser, the Last Row Party gives race car fans an opportunity to meet Indy 500 drivers set to compete from the last or 11th row of the Indianapolis 500 race’s starting grid.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH YOU AFTER A TWO-YEAR HIATUS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC

We hope you had as much fun as we did at our 50th Last Row Party on May 26, 2022.

We so appreciated our sponsors: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Keesal, Young & Logan.

Indy 500 11th row drivers Christian Lundgaard, Jack Harvey and Stefan Wilson were great sports while Katie Hargitt Kyle interviewed them at the Hulman Terrace Club at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

 

 

WATCH THE VIDEO OF ARTIST SHANE JOHNSON DRAWING THE 2022 T-SHIRT CARTOON

The Last Row Party is held in partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Thursday evening before the race at the Hulman Terrace Club, is situated close to the iconic Turn 4 with sweeping viewes of the Pagoda and start/finish lines of the Indianapolis 500. In addition to   saluting drivers with live Q&A sessions, we also recognize our scholarship recipients.

One of the Month of May’s most anticipated, fan-favorite events, attendees can eat, drink and laugh as drivers are interviewed and engage with fans. (The event takes place at 4790 West 16th Street. Visitors enter off Georgetown Road and directions are printed on your ticket). Last Row Party T-shirts, designed to commemorate the year’s back-row drivers, are also available for pre-order and purchase at the event.

Recent years’ Last Row Party participating drivers have included such IndyCar stars and even Indy 500 winners such as Will Power, Simona de Silvestro, Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ana Beatriz, Sebastian Saavedra and Takuma Sato. All were Last Row Party honorees and instant crowd favorites.

Ticket prices are $75 and included are entertainment and food plus cash bars. Attire is casual, and attendees are encouraged to sport checkered or black-and-white attire.

Last Row Party

IndyCar’s 2019 Last Row Party Story
Photos from our 2019 Last Row Party
IndyCar’s 2018 Last Row Party Story
Photos from our 2018 Last Row Party

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Watch cartoonist Gary Varvel draw the 2019 Last Row drivers for the program and T-shirts.

Indy Star 2017 Coverage of Last Row Party
Indy Star 2016 Coverage of Last Row Party
Indy Star 2015 coverage of Last Row Party
IndY Monthly 2015 Story on Last Row Party
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Thank you to our 2019 Last Row Party Sponsors