One of the most recognizable brands in the world is based in the city of Indianapolis. For those who maybe don’t know, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a race track located in the heart of the midwest. If you’ve ever been there, then you know exactly what I’m talking about – the large grassy lot in the middle of the city with grandstands overlooking the track and the famous horseshoe – not to mention all of the cars and drivers that fill the place up on any given day. It’s quite the scene, but I digress.
The Track’s Been Around For Nearly One Hundred Years
The track was originally built in 1912 and hosted the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Since then, it’s hosted the event every year, apart from World War II. The track was originally designed to resemble the oval tracks that were popular back in the day, which is why it is also known as The Legends’ Track. Over the years, the track has undergone quite the transformation, growing in size as cars have gotten faster and there have been more safety measures implemented. Today, the track is nearly a half-mile long and features 18 turns. It’s considered to be the home of NASCAR, holding the Indianapolis 500 as well as the crown jewel of the IndyCar season, the Big Indy Car Races. It truly is an integral part of the IndyCar community, hosting countless drivers from all over the world. In fact, every time I’ve been to Indianapolis, I’ve made it a point to go to the track. It’s one of the city’s treasures, and it’s been a part of my life since childhood.
Along with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the city of Indianapolis is rich in automotive history. It was the birthplace of the auto race, and the city still hosts the annual Indianapolis 500, celebrating its heritage.
A City That Likes To Party
This week in Indianapolis, the big party will be taking place in the streets. The Indiana State Fair is one of the American traditions that makes the city rich in culture, and it is truly one of the biggest events, attracting people from all over the world. On the streets, there will be parades, lots of food, and even an ice cream social at the end! It’s basically a national holiday in Indianapolis. Naturally, with such a large gathering, there will be plenty of opportunities for celebration. On the other side of the country, the Rose Bowl Game will be taking place this week as well. In fact, some of the biggest collegiate sporting events are hosted in Indianapolis. It’s certainly a fitting location for such extraordinary events.
A City Of Museums
From the very beginning, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was used as a means of celebrating its founder’s victory in the first ever automobile race. Since then, the place has been used to honor the greats in the sport, as well as military personnel and everyday citizens who’ve contributed to the community. It’s even been used for political gatherings and conventions. One of the unique things about Indianapolis is its diverse population. The city is home to talented people who’ve made a difference in the world around them, as well as prominent business owners and high-ranking government officials. It truly is a city that celebrates a life well-lived.