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Will Indianapolis 500 NFTs Recapture That Live Excitement Forever?

If there is excitement about one live sporting event, being there for the start of the Indianapolis 500 is about as good as it gets. The adrenaline from these roaring engines flying by the fans at 200 miles per hour is just hard to explain if you haven’t seen it yourself. There is an effort to capture this in a non-fungible token (NFT) for the Indy 500.

Tom Brady’s Autograph platform is launching an exclusive NFT collection along with INDYCAR, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Team Penske to celebrate the 106th Indianapolis 500. The event will be featured live on NBC on Sunday, May 29, 2022 and it is one of the largest televised events of them all.

Unfortunately, this release include no photo teaser of any of the NFTs that will be dropping and we do not yet have any information on the licenses for related photos that could be used.

According to the press release, the unique NFT collaboration will be a three-part NFT collection. This includes the following:

  • an exclusive redeemable 2022 Indianapolis 500 Race Day commemorative ticket;
  • a NTT INDYCAR SERIES Mystery Driver Container, featuring 33 distinctive driver cards (1 of each driver);
  • and a one-of-a-kind re-creation of the 1972 Indianapolis 500-winning car for Team Penske.

The 2022 Race Day Ticket NFT is available for free to anyone who purchased a seat for the live event. The release also states that all Indianapolis 500 ticket holders are eligible to redeem the celebratory NFT and can unlock special additional content through May 30. The release further noted:

Additionally, INDYCAR and Autograph collaborated to drop the 2022 Mystery Driver Container: a unique NFT that, once purchased and opened, will reveal one of the 33 talented NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers competing in the 106th Indianapolis 500. Each driver will have 33 mystery containers available with the contents only revealed to purchasers on Friday, May 27 ahead of Indy 500 Race Weekend. Fans will be able to collect their favorite drivers ahead of the event. Following the Indy 500, every person in possession of a revealed mystery container will receive a special utility: a piece of carbon fiber from the car their NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver piloted in the Indy 500.

These are the dates, times and venues that were featured:

  • Indianapolis 500 ticket holders can redeem their 2022 Commemorative Race Day Ticket beginning May 19 at 3 pm ET.
  • The 2022 Mystery Drop Container will be available via direct sale beginning May 23 at 3 pm ET and the Celebrating 50 Years: Team Penske’s First Indy 500 Win NFT is available for purchase starting May 27 at 3pm ET.
  • Both the 2022 Mystery Drop Container and Team Penske offerings are available to view on, and purchased on the DraftKings Marketplace.

We know that Formula 1 has become quite popular among sports card collectors. Will the Indy 500 NFTs attract the same sort of enthusiasm?