Cummins’ Race Cars Set to Parade at Indy

Indianapolis, IN — Leaders from Cummins Inc., and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week announced a new, multi-year partnership between the two Indiana-based companies that will bring an enhanced presence at IMS throughout 2019 for Cummins, celebrating its centennial this year.
The Cummins Diesel Special. Their 1950 Indy entry with Jimmy Jackson at the wheel.           Photo: Cummins

One of the key events will be Cummins’ bringing together — for the first time — all five of its historic Indy 500 race cars to participate in a parade lap before the start of the May 26 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

The shared history of Cummins and IMS began at the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, when Cummins founder Clessie Cummins served on the pit crew for the winning car driven by Ray Harroun. Since that time, Cummins has used the venue to develop and refine new diesel technology innovations.
“We look forward to showing how we continue to innovate our products and services to bring our customers clean, reliable power solutions — whether it be advanced diesel, natural gas, hybrids, fully electric or other alternative technologies like fuel cells,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Cummins Inc.