|Photo from IMS website|
Where in the world could you find an oval area large enough to place, combined, Vatican City, the Roman Coliseum, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl?
Right here in Indianapolis, Indiana on 253 acres that serves as the home of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. It is the largest racing venue and the largest sports facility in the world.
Growing up in Indianapolis, the Indy 500 has been a part of my entire life. As a small child, I remember my dad along with my uncle donning his yellow shirt and pith helmet and leaving to work at "the track."
When the race was about ready to start, my mother would sit along side the radio with the newspaper opened to the spread sheet with race car numbers and drivers. At the conclusion of a set amount of laps, she would record the place of each driver.
Then came television, first in black and white and later in color. The times were changing!
And change they did. The first Brickyard was run in 1994 with Indiana's own Jeff Gordon winning. Jeff was a twenty three year old rookie at that time.
|Photo taken from IMS website|
August brings an even younger event, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. So if you are a motorcycle racing fan, this one is for you.
Here is the link to camping for not only the GP, but all events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sunday, May 10, 2014 brings the newest racing event to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
If you are a racing fan, you just might want to put Indianapolis on your itinerary. There is something happening at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway most of the summer months.
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OH, by the way, just for your delight....when I reluctantly got out of bed this morning, it was fourteen cold, miserable, bone chilling degrees outside! We have now reached a whopping twenty! Only two weeks to go until we are out of here!
God Bless you as we start our week of Thanksgiving.