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Indianapolis 500

The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," popularly known as the Indy 500, is actually the culmination of a month-long event. It begins the first week in May with a parade around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two-and-a-half-mile oval track on which the race takes place. Then there are qualifying races to determine who will participate in the final race, which is held on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The race itself, which has been held in Indianapolis since 1911, regularly attracts about 400,000 spectators, in addition to a nationwide television audience. More...
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Indianapolis 500
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," popularly known as the Indy 500, is actually the culmination of a month-long event. It begins the first week in May with a parade around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two-and-a-half-mile oval track on which the race takes place. Then there are qualifying races to determine who will participate in the final race, which is held on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The race itself, which has been held in Indianapolis since 1911, regularly attracts about 400,000 spectators, in addition to a nationwide television audience.
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Indianapolis 500
- The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile oval circuit.
- Drivers race 200 laps, counterclockwise around the circuit, for a distance of 500 miles. Since its inception in 1911, the race has always been scheduled on or around Memorial Day. Since 1974, the race has been scheduled for the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
- Practice and time trials are held in the two weeks leading up to the race.
- The race was originally advertised as the "International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race" from 1911 to 1916.
- Following WWII, the race was commonly recognized as "The 500", "The 500-Mile Race", "Indianapolis 500-Mile Race", "Indianapolis 500", or the simple form "Indy 500". Usually the ordinal (e.g. "50th") preceded it.
- Often the race was also advertised on the radio as the "Annual Memorial Day race," or similar variations.
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102ND RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500


Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The only thing missing from this magical Indianapolis 500 mix is you. Don't miss out on another incredible edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."


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