FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — With the Indy 500 just around the corner, several Festival Princesses are going behind the scenes of one of the races’ oldest traditions.
Every year, the winner of the Indy 500 race takes a swig of milk in the victory lane, and for the second year in a row, a Fort Wayne diary farmer will help present the drink to the team of the winning driver at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Andrew Kuehnert is a fifth generation dairy farmer at Kuehnert Farms, and was named the Indy 500 Milk Man for this year’s race after his debut as the Rookie Milk Man in 2018.
Monday, the ‘500 Festival Princesses’ are touring Kuehnert Dairy Farm on Monday to learn about modern dairy farming, and are helping feed some of the cows and baby calves.
The Festival Queen will be named this Saturday, where they will preside over the Memorial Day weekend activities, including the Indy 500 race.