May 31, 2012
More than 300,000 racecar fans were at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 96th annual Indy 500 on May 27. Among them was Target’s English Bull Terrier mascot, Bullseye.
We tagged along with our favorite canine to get a behind-the-scenes look at the famed Memorial Day Weekend race. Check it out below!
Bullseye may not have been behind the steering wheel, but the adorable dog still got to wear a brand new firesuit with the number 50 in honor of Target’s 50th anniversary (just like three-time champ, Dario Franchitti)!
And just like Target teammates Scott Dixon and Dario, Bullseye posed for photos and signed autographs for fans before the race (of course, by signature, we mean paw print).
With an all-access pass, Bullseye was everywhere: Digging around in the Target Chip Ganassi Racing transporter (three giant trailers that carry two cars for each driver and every part needed for a successful racing weekend) and even in the at-the-track garage where mechanics and crew prep cars for the race.
Before the big day, Bullseye took a pit stop at the Target Chip Ganassi Racing shop just outside of Indianapolis for a private tour with Tessa Ganassi, Chip Ganassi’s 15-year-old daughter. Tessa walked Bullseye (or was it vice versa?) around the shop during a pre-race party for family and friends.
click through the photo gallery below for more of Bullseye’s adventure
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