A day in the life of an IMS ‘yellow shirt’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The "yellow shirts," or as they are officially called, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Safety Patrol, are an institution out at the track and have been keeping guest safe and pointed in the right direction for decades.

FOX59's Jake Miller got a chance to be a member of the safety patrol for the day and quickly found out there is much more to being a yellow shirt than just wearing one.

From parking, in and around the track, to seating, to keeping everyone safe, the yellow shirts are there.

This year, members of the safety attended a four- hour long in-person training session as an effort to gear up for this year’s 100th running of the Indy 500.

“We always teach that safety comes first, and some of them really take that to heart. We just wanna make sure that our guests are always safe, but also having a good time at the same time,” said Brittany Lump, manager of guest experience and “Queen of the yellow shirts.”

There are as many as 2,000 yellow shirts working at one time out at IMS.