IMS Museum’s Upcoming ‘Fuel Up Fridays’ Features Jamie Little, Sebastian Saavedra

Registration for This Free Members-Only Event is Now Open for Saavedra on Oct. 11

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s popular, members-only “Fuel Up Fridays” series continues in October and November with Indy 500 driver Sebastián Saavedra and motorsports reporter Jamie Little, respectively.

Always a free perk for IMS Museum members, Fuel Up Fridays registration is now open for Saavedra’s appearance on Oct. 11. IMS Historian Donald Davidson will serve as host and moderate a question-and-answer session with members. Complimentary Starbucks coffee and pastries will be provided.

IndyCar and Sports Car driver Sebastian Saavedra at 2017 Indy 500 Qualifying

Little, a pit reporter and commentator for FOX Sports’ NASCAR coverage, headlines Fuel Up Fridays on Nov. 15 – coincidentally the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-deciding race weekend.

Saavedra followed Colombian racing greats Roberto Guerrero and Juan Pablo Montoya into IndyCar racing, and the 29-year-old has 63-career NTT IndyCar Series starts, including six at the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. His best finish at the “500” is 15th (twice), and he earned the pole for the inaugural INDYCAR Grand Prix at IMS in 2014.

After starting his racing career in karting, Saavedra worked his way up the open-wheel formula racing ladder and was named Indy Lights Series 2009 Rookie of the Year.

He was also part of the winning effort at the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona this year in the LMP2 prototype class with the DragonSpeed team.

Little has been a pit reporter for NASCAR coverage on the FOX networks since January 2015, but her top-echelon reporting experience goes back to 1998 when she joined the ABC and ESPN family of networks and served as a reporter across a variety of sports.

FOX Sports personality and longtime IndyCar Series, NASCAR reporter Jamie Little

In 2004, Little became the first female pit reporter for the Indianapolis 500 TV broadcast, and in 2015 she became the first female pit reporter to cover the live Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 race broadcasts in the same year.

A California native, Little and her husband, Cody Selman, live in Indianapolis.

Current IMS Museum members should contact the IMS Museum’s Kelly Hartman at 317-492-6568 or khartman@brickyard.com to RSVP. Persons interested in joining the Museum to attend Fuel Up Fridays and enjoy the many additional, year-around benefits of membership should contact Hartman.

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About the IMS Museum: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is home to one of the world’s premier motorsports and automobile collections, with a focus on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its role as a global icon of sporting tradition and innovation.

Located inside the famed 2.5-mile IMS oval, the Museum is open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). It is operated by the IMS Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which relies on support from admissions, tours, sponsorships, annual memberships and foundation grants for operations, educational programming, restoration and preservation efforts and exhibits.

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