Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Flying over Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Welcome to The Brickyard

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is one of the most famous and traditional racetracks in the world. Located in Speedway, Indiana, it is best known for hosting the annual Indianapolis 500 race, which is considered one of the most prestigious auto races in the world. The IMS is also known for its long history in motorsport, dating back to 1909 when the circuit was first opened.

Besides the world-famous Indy 500, other races are also held on the track. Including the Brickyard 400 of the NASCAR series, as well as individual IndyCar races on the infield road course.

The circuit earned its nickname “The Brickyard” after paving the track in 1909 in just 63 days with over 3.2 million. Even today, a small part of these stones is preserved for the public – the start-finish line, the yard of bricks, which was spared from asphalting and reminds of the history of the route.

Today it’s a living tradition to kneel down and kiss those stones when you’ve won a race at the speedway – especially the infamous Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis 500

First held in 1911, the Indianapolis 500 has established itself as one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world.

From the iconic “Gentlemen, start your engines!” command to the playing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the race, the Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition. One of the most notable traditions being the bottle of milk given to the winning driver.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

With so much history, it’s no wonder there’s a museum on the site of the Speedway (which, by the way, is so big, it’s gotten its own district).

With the mission of preserving the breathtaking history of one of the most important motorsport races in the world, numerous exhibitions can be visited here, which offer an interesting journey through the history of automobiles and sports.

Upcoming Events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year, including some of the biggest races in motorsport. One upcoming event that fans won’t want to miss is the Indy 500, which takes place in May and features some of the best open-wheel drivers in the world.

In addition to the 500, the Speedway also hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, and many other exciting races and events.

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