Since 1946, "Back Home Again in Indiana" has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500. From 1972 to 2014, the song was performed most often by Jim Nabors. He admitted to having the song's lyrics written on his hand during his inaugural performance, and occasionally his versions altered several of the words. The vocals are supported by the Purdue All-American Marching Band. In 2014, Nabors performed the song for the final time after announcing his retirement earlier that year, saying: "You know, there's a time in life when you have to move on. I'll be 84 this year. I just figured it was time ... This is really the highlight of my year to come here. It's very sad for me, but nevertheless, there's something inside of me that tells me when it's time to go."
- 4.2 oz./yd² (US) 7 oz./L yd (CA), 100% airlume combed and ringspun cotton, 32 singles
- Ash is 99/1 airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester
- 2" ribbed cuffs
- Coverstitched collar
- Side seams