DFA member serves as Indy 500 milkman

Written by Emily Battmer

At the conclusion of the race on May 24, Wright will greet the winning driver at Victory Lane with his or her preferred type of milk — whole, skim or 2 percent — as determined by a survey that is sent to drivers prior to race day.

The moment marks a victory not only for the winner, but also for the dairy industry, placing milk and dairy producers in the spotlight.

“It’s not about me — it’s about the milk,” Wright says. “The milk is the rock star, and I just happen to be the one lucky enough to present it.”