The live mascots for Butler basketball stay hydrated while visiting Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (WISH Photo/Jason Harris)
Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 2:14 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - The Butler Bulldogs mascots, instead of the IndyCar drivers, were the main attraction in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages Tuesday morning.
Blue Two and little brother Tripp were riding with class, joining Butler grad and IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter in his garage. It was quite the photo opportunity for fans looking to see the pups. Carpenter says it is an honor to host the bulldogs.
ONLINE EXTRA | Photos of the bulldogs visiting the track.
"I'm proud to be a graduate from Butler in 2003, and anytime you can be involved with the university and get them out here," said Carpenter. "It's fun. I think the guys on the team enjoy it and obviously by the amount of people walking up, the crowd and the media enjoy it too."
The pups had their traditional Butler jerseys on until they had a quick makeover, changing into black Ed Carpenter Racing jerseys. The thirsty bulldogs are handling the May heat like everyone else at the track — by staying hydrated.
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