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Jan
20
Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Hall of Fame Museum

We made it to Indy in the snow and got to see the Speedway glowing in white. The Speedway is the site of the Indy 500 car race, which takes place every Memorial Day Weekend, and the Brickyard 400. Here are some fun facts about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

  • The Speedway is the longest active racetrack in the world.  It was originally built in 1909 and is still being used.  The track was built with 3.2 million bricks, hence “The Brickyard” nickname, but has since been covered with asphalt.
  • There are four holes of a golf course located in the center of the track.  The course is open for play as long as there are no cars on the track…I wonder who thought that golf holes in the center were a good idea???
  • The Borg-Warner Trophy, given to the winner of the Indy 500, is kept at the museum. Interestingly, the trophy includes a sculpture of the likeness of each winner of the race.  It is like the Stanley Cup in that it adds its winners to the trophy with each win.
  • Lastly – check me out in one of the replicas of a typical car on the track:

    Don't I look like a natural behind the wheel?

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