Saturday, May 14, 2011

Indianapolis Speed Way

On the way out of town, we stopped at the famous Indianapolis speed way. It is an amazing place.
Here are a few fun facts about the speedway:
The first event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a helium gas-filled balloon competition on Saturday, June 5, 1909, more than two months before the oval was completed.
In 2009 the speedway sold More than 16,000 gallons of Coca-Cola products. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, with more than 250,000 permanent seats. If the seat boards from the grandstands at IMS were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 99.5 miles.
The track is 2.5 miles long. If all the post cards sold in IMS Gift Shops were laid end to end, they would span more than 3 miles.

1 comment:

Hi! said...

Cool, now you'll have to watch the Indianapolis 500 this year with the boys!
Love, momAKAgrandma