Culver Academy Graduate Tries out for Indianapolis 500 Queen

Christina Nelson is the third person from the right on the bottom row

Every year, 33 Indianapolis 500 Princesses and one Queen are announced before the race weekend. Riley Hoffman of Greenwood, an Indiana University sophomore, is the 500 Queen. In all, there were 278 applicants from 24 cities and 11 Indiana colleges and Universities.

Riley Hoffman

The closest hometown to us is Christina Nelson, a Butler University graduate. She graduated from Culver Academy in 2007.

Nelson, and the other 32 princesses were chosen earlier in the year.