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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

4790 West 16th Street

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world's largest spectator sporting facility. It plays host annually to three events in three major racing series: Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (IZOD IndyCar Series), Brickyard 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) and Red Bull Indianapolis GP (MotoGP World Championship). The Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 take place on the 2.5-mile oval, while the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is contested on the 16-turn, 2.621-mile road course.

Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrated its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.

This celebration of two important milestones spanned three years and included several unique and historical events. Visitors to the Speedway during the Centennial Era saw not only a focus on its rich history, but a strong emphasis on looking ahead to the future.


Bob T

Monday, June 4, 2018
We had some free time to spare, and despite not being "race fans", we thought this was a very interesting experience. We were able to easily get through all of the exhibits in 1.5 hrs, though we didn't read every caption at every station. Looking at all of the vintage Indy winners and the history of the Brick Yard was enjoyable. Particularly liked to see the progression of race technology evidenced by the wide variety of autos.

Abraham Hadley

Thursday, June 14, 2018
If you are going for the Indy 500 you will not be disappointed. The race is extremely exciting even if you aren’t a racing fan. The environment is half the fun with people from everywhere all over the world coming together. The facilities are also very well managed and you can expect to have a good time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Friday, May 25, 2018
I have been attending races here since 1983 and have always been impressed with the hospitality and professionalism exhibited by the entire staff from the president, Doug Boles, to the seasonal employee. The facility is always clean and tidy. The most impressive thing to witness is how quickly they clean up the track after the running of the 500 every year. The museum is fantastic as they have most of the race cars on display that have won the 500 since the first one in 1911 as well as a few pre-500 race cars. There is, generally, a special, limited time exhibit as well. I, highly, recommend that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is put on your list of places to visit and an Indy 500 is added to your bucket list to attend.

Randy Graham

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
There is nothing like attending the Indy 500 in person. Watchng the event on television just cannot compare to the electricity of the crowd, all of the festivities and the entire experience. I have been going for about 17 years now. I buy 10 tickets for a group of us, but the mix varies depending on who is able to go. This year we had four first-timers and one (my sister) who had not been since 1971. Everyone had a great time. I have to say that the improvements made in and around the centennial era have improved the experience greatly. Big screens show replays of all the action. Number boards tell you who is in the top ten at all times, and the announcing is excellent as long as you have large enough gaps between cars to hear. In summary, if you have never gone, you owe it to yourself to go at least once, even if you aren't a big race fan. The crowd here is almost always well behaved, and the way the Speedway folks honor the military on memorial Day weekend is very inspiring.

Russell Byrd

Saturday, May 12, 2018
A great place to enjoy yourself. One of the iconic venues in the world. You can enjoy yourself even if you have never seen racing before. The museum does a great job of showing the evolution of cars, engines and tires. It also captures the character and characters of the speedway.

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