The tradition of slugging milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 dates back to 1933. Louis Meyer was parched after racing, so he naturally requested a delicious thirst-quenching glass of thick buttermilk. Yum.
An important part of preparation at the Brickyard is to decide what type of milk one wants waiting at Victory Circle. A majority of today’s field would like to celebrate with 2 percent, while a couple brave souls want whole milk. A few health nuts are opting for skim and a few racers couldn’t care less.
This is very disappointing news because the best kind of milk is quite clearly half percent.