- Indianapolis 500 Pit Badges -

1990 - Present

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The 1990 is the Chevrolet Beretta and the badge measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/3".

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Speedway, Tony Hulmans likeness again appears on the badge along with the Dodge and Chrysler logos as the Dodge Viper was the pace car for 1991. The badge measures 7/8" x 1 1/2"

For 1992 the Cadillac Allante was pace car. The '92 badge comes in at 1 1/2" x 1 1/3"

1993 was again the Chevrolet Camaro and the '93 measures 1 2/5" x 1 2/5". The 1993 badge is the ONLY YEAR where the bronze and silver badges differed. The placement of the number is above the logo on the bronze and below on the silver.

The 1994 badge is the Ford Mustang and it measures 1 " x 1 1/2". The pin holders on the back change from the smaller type to a tie-tac type holder.

1995 is once again the Chevrolet Corvete and the '95 comes in at 1 2/5" x 1 2/5".

The 1996 badge is again the Dodge Viper and it measures 1 1/2" x 3/4".

The Oldsmobile Aurora was the pace car for 1997 and the badge comes in at 1 2/5" x 1 1/2". The Speedway changed the BUC's for 1997. Please check out the BUC's page for the full story.

1998 saw the Chevrolet Corvette chosen for the second time in 4 years to pace the field. The '98 comes in at 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

In 1999, the Speedway ended the eighteen year run of pace car badges and issued a fairly close reproduction of the 1953 badge which was a representation of a helmet from the 1950's era. The badge measures 1 1/8" x 1 1/2".

1953 badge

For 2000, the Speedway commemorated the "new" Pagoda by issueing a badge with its likeness on it. The pin holder buttons are changed for this year only. The badge measures 1 1/8" x 1 1/2". The Speedway changed the BUC's again in 2000. Please check out the BUC's page for the full story.

For the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500, The Speedway honored the first rookie to win the Indy 500, Ray Harroun in 1911. His likeness is on the badge which is virtually identical to the 1970 badge in size and shape. The pin holder buttons are the same as 1999 and before. The badge measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".


1970 badge

The 2002 badge honors the 50th Anniversary of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and the first Chief announcer, Sid Collins. The badge measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Back up cards change for 2002 - Please refer to the Back Up Cards page for more information. 2002 marks the first year that a badge was not needed to enter the pits or garages on race day. Instead, it was replaced by a color coded lanyard with plastic card.

The 2003 badge features three time winner Louis Meyer along with his winning car from 1933 and meausers 1" x a 1/16".

The 2004 badge copies the 1969 badge except in place of "Winning" it now says "Lights! Camera! Traction!" and the date is moved to the middle instead of on the right side film reel. The 2004 badge is the same size as the 1969 measuring 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".


The 1969 "Winning" badge


The 2005 badge has the phrase "Accelerate Your Senses" and depicts a generic winner drinking the traditional bottle of milk. The 2005 badge is similar in size to the 1996 badge at 1 1/2" x 3/4".


The 2006 badge celebrates the 90th Running of the '500' and the 70th anniversary of the Borg-Warner trophy. The 2006 badge measures a little under 1 1/2" tall x 1" at the widest point.


The 2007 badge depicts the logo used for this years '500'. The 2007 badge measures 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/8" at the widest point.


The 2008 badge depicts the logo used for this years '500'. The 2008 badge measures 1 1/4" tall x 1 1/4" wide.


The 2009 badge featurs IMS founding fathers Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler on both the front and back of the badge which is the first time this has occured. The badge measures 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide.



The 2010 badge is a reproduction of the 1962 badge depicting the "new" Main Gate used from 1956 through the early-1990's. The 2010 badge is larger than the 1962 badge and measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/2".

The 2011 badge features Ray Harroun in the Marmon Wasp taking the checkered flag in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 with the 2011 event logo at middle right and the words "The Most Important Race In History" at the top. The 2011 badge measures 1 1/4" from the left edge to the edge of the tire at right and is a little over 1 2/3" tall.


The 2012 badge depicts the new Pagoda at center right with the words "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" at center left. Dimensions are a little under 2 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" tall (top of Pagoda).


For 2013 the badge depicts the 2013 event logo with the city of Indianapolis behind it. Dimensions are a little under 2 2/3" wide by 1" tall (top of skyscraper).


The 2014 badge depicts the 2014 event logo. The badge measures 2 1/2" at its widest point and 2 1/4 " tall.


The 2015 badge depicts the #2 Johnny Lightning Spl. driven by Al Unser to his first '500' win in 1970. Al was honored on Legends Day Saturday May 23rd. The badge measures 2" at its widest point and 1 1/4 " tall.

The Speedway continues to produce a lot of badges with all years from the 1990's into the 2000's being fairly easy to obtain.

1938-1946 1947-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969
1970-1979 1980-1989 Back Up Cards Reproduction Pit Badges

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* This information is to the best of our knowledge. If anyone has more information, please contact: NI500CC@NI500CC.COM or dar500@indy.rr.com