INDIANAPOLIS – "Fast Friday" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Might as well have Phillip Dorsett drop the green flag and the Colts rookies join in on the festivities.
On Friday, the Colts 2015 rookie class began their introduction to Indianapolis this offseason by visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"This is nice," rookie Duron Carter said overlooking the straightaway.
"This is my first time being at any type of speedway and it's way bigger than I thought. It was a really great experience."
Colts rookies take in "Fast Friday" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The rookies arrived to IMS on Friday morning and began their tour in the driver green room.
From there, the Colts players got an up close look at the 2015 pace cars.
A trip to Gasoline Alley was up next for the rookies, where they got to see what goes into a car inspection inside the garages.
The highlight of Friday's tour of IMS came after, as each player got their chance to take part in an IMS Event Car Ride.
Players climbed into the Chevy Impalas and reached speeds of more than 120 miles per hour around the 2.5-mile oval.
"I wanted to get into the IndyCar (two-seater)," Carter said with a smile.
"I'm going to come back and get into an IndyCar. I've never been that fast before and want to go faster."
After riding around the speedway, the players then headed back to the garages.
Waiting for them were drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Josef Newgarden. The two American drivers gave the rookies a tutorial on what goes into driving an IndyCar and the entire month of May.
The final stop for the rookies on Friday came where it will all start and end next Sunday.
With the track beginning to open up for practice at noon, the speedy Dorsett dropped the green flag to start "Fast Friday".
Kissing the yard of bricks was another highlight for the rookies and a trip to Victory Lane ended the morning at IMS.
"It was pretty fun being here and seeing these cars move that fast," third-round pick Henry Anderson said.
"A day like today where you get to come out and see such a big part of the Indianapolis culture is really fun to do. Getting to know the town a little better, it's definitely exciting."