I’d like to announce a new contest that starts today. Opening Day for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 is on Mother’s Day, May 12th. In honor of that, the IndyCar Ministry will provide two garage/pit passes to the winner of this contest. These passes will be good for Mother’s Day only.

Here is what you need to do. In an email (bhills@indycar.com), tell me – in 500 words or less – why you would like to take your mom to the track on Mother’s Day. You have until noon on Sunday the 5th to get in your submissions. We will post some of the best entries here on the site, and post the links on Twitter and Facebook. The entry with the most retweets and likes by noon on Wednesday the 8th will be awarded the passes.