Five-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, will be the official honorary co-chairs of IndyHumane’s 2019 Mutt Strut fundraiser! The annual event will take place on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Around 4,000 people and their dogs participate in the annual fundraiser as they walk the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, kiss the bricks and enjoy a fun day outdoors with family and furry friends while supporting IndyHumane.
Dixon holds the distinction of having 44 victories and is currently ranked third on the all-time IndyCar win list behind only AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti. He was the 2008 winner of the Indianapolis 500 and returns to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019 for his 18th season – the longest tenure for a driver in team history.
“We’re just excited to support IndyHumane and the important work they do for animals in this area,” said Dixon. “I’ve been in Indy almost 20 years now and it’s important that our family supports the local community. We are all huge animal lovers – we have two dogs, George and Arthur, and we bring them everywhere. My wife Emma and the girls also have a horse, Otis, that they take care of nearly every single day. On top of that, this is the Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking right? How could you say no to that!”
PNC Bank will also join as a sponsor for this year’s 16th annual Mutt Strut. PNC has had a relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing since 2013 and is currently the primary sponsor of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 car for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. This event allows both PNC and Chip Ganassi Racing to create meaningful impact in their community and help build awareness for the mission of IndyHumane.
Those interested in participating can register now at www.indymuttstrut.org. IndyHumane serves approximately 10,000 animals annually, from adoption services to low-cost vaccinations to life-saving surgeries.