For 2000, the Speedway commemorated the "new" Pagoda by issuing 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".
For the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500, The Speedway honored the first rookie to win the Indy 500 in 1911, Ray Harroun. His likeness is on the badge which is very similar 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". 2001 marks the last year for the traditional back up card. See the Back Up Card page for more information.
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". 2002 marks the first year that badges were only good for the month of May and there were no back up cards either. Please refer to the Back Up Card page for more information.
The 2003 badge features three time winner Louis Meyer along with his winning car from 1933 and measures 1" x 1 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 film reel. The 2004 badge is the same size as the 1969 measuring 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
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.
2006 marks the first year the event logo is used on a badge and it will appear (in one form or another) on badges through the present except 2009 and 2010. The 2006 badge measures a little under 1 1/2" tall x 1" at the widest point.
The 2007 badge measures 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/8" at the widest point.
The 2008 badge measures 1 1/4" tall x 1 1/4" wide.
The 2009 badge features 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 occurred. The badge measures 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide.
All badges from 2000-2009 are relatively easy to find.
* This information is to the best of our knowledge. If anyone has more information, please contact: NI500CC@NI500CC.COM