Indy 500 Racing
Vice President Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard Pence Conway: 'Not everyone is college material' Pence mourns slain US service members Pence promises end to ObamaCare during Milwaukee visit MORE plans to attend the Indy 500 on Sunday, carrying on a decades-old tradition for his family.
"Going to the #Indy500 has been a Pence tradition for decades. Karen & I look forward to being at @IMS for the 101st running this Sunday, " Pence wrote on Twitter.
Going to the #Indy500 has been a Pence tradition for decades. Karen & I look forward to being at @IMS for the 101st running this Sunday.— Vice President Pence (@VP)
The Indianapolis Star reported on Tuesday that he would attend the race, but Pence's tweet was confirmation from the vice president that he would be there. This is the first race he has attended as vice president.
The former Indiana governor has attended the annual race more than 30 times, according to the Star, and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, has been in attendance even more often.
Rumors indicate that Pence could drive the pace car at the beginning of the nationally recognized race. But that seems unlikely, according to the Star, because of the high security demands it would necessitate.