In May, Indy 500 Winner's 50th Anniversary
Parnelli Jones celebrating his Indy 500 win in 1963. (photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
The winner of the 1963 Indianapolis 500 will be saluted May 25th, 2013.
It will be "Legends Day Honoring Parnelli Jones." Jones, the 1961 rookie of the year, will take part in a question and answer session with race fans on the Coca-Cola stage in the Pagoda Plaza.
"I am thrilled that Indianapolis Motor Speedway has picked me to be honored on Legends Day on the Saturday before the 2013 Indianapolis 500," Jones said in a statement Friday. "I've watched the day and the events surrounding it grow over the past couple years. I remember A.J. Foyt being honored two years ago and Roger Penske being honored last year - that's a pretty good group of guys to be associated with in the racing world and at Indianapolis."
Jones also won the Indy 500 as an owner in 1970 and 1971.