In case you were wondering, Irwindale is not a type of cheese, it’s a city in California, United States. And, as you might imagine, there is an Indy car race that takes place each year in Irwindale, California – named after the cheese, not the other way around. So if you’re planning on traveling to California anytime soon, you should probably brush up on your knowledge of American football and the Indy car racing rules. Otherwise, you run the risk of embarrassing yourself when trying to order food at a restaurant.
The Indy car race is the third largest in the world, but how big is Irwindale Speedway really? Below, you’ll find a useful size comparison chart that will help you get a feel for the relative scale of the Indy car race and the city of Irwindale. Read on and enjoy the facts!
Size Of The Indy Car Race
The Indy car race in Irwindale is one of the world’s great sporting events, so it’s not hard to understand why you might want to travel there to see it. But just how big is the race really?
To put things in perspective, the Indy car racing circuit is a tad smaller than a Major League Baseball stadium. Only a couple of football fields’ worth. And it’s less than half the size of a traditional NASCAR race track. So, if you’re looking for a classic American pastime, you might as well take the bus to Pittsburgh. You won’t have the pleasure of experiencing an Indy car race in person. Well, unless you count the Indy car equivalent of a circus ring circus – which is still pretty cool.
The Size Of Irwindale City
If you’re heading to Irwindale for the Indy car race, be sure to pack your walking shoes. You’re going to need them to get around the town, which is pretty big (politically speaking).
Just how big is Irwindale? The below size comparison chart will give you an idea. Keep in mind that these are all approximate figures and the precise dimensions vary slightly from one another.
Relative Size Of Irwindale To Other Cities
If you were a tourist visiting another city and wanted to compare it using the above size chart, here’s how it would go:
If you’re in San Francisco, then you’re pretty close to being at the right place. A quarter of a mile will take you straight to the heart of the city. But if you’d rather not walk that far, you could take the T bus or the BART train to the Civic Center Station.
You’ll then need to walk about a half a mile southeast to get to the ballpark. In terms of altitude, you’ll be at about the same level as you are in New York. But it’ll feel a little bit more like you’re in Denver.
You’ll then need to cross the street to get to the hotel. You’re not exactly going to the center of the city, but you’ll be in the center of the tourist area. Still, it’s not a bad walk at all. Especially if you’re a fan of baseball, hiking, and cheeseburgers.
Traveling To Irwindale For The Indy Car Race?
If you’re unfamiliar, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a sports and racing complex in Speedway, Indiana. The track is quite a ways from Irwindale, California, but it serves as the longest of the three legs of the Indy car race – drawing thousands of fans and media members from all over the world. So if you’re considering traveling to Irwindale for the Indy car race, it’s quite an adventurous journey you’re setting out on.
Conversely, If You’re In Pennsylvania
If you’d rather travel to one of the other two races, you could choose to go to Pittsburgh for the Steeler game or Washington DC for the Wizards game. Those are the two options to get to Penn’s land of liberty.
It’s not an easy journey, but it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility. You’re on the road to the center of the country now, so nothing is impossible. With a little planning and research, you could make the trip and still enjoy yourself.
But you’ll need to stay the night before the game somewhere, so you can get an early start the next day. Driving straight through without a break might be a good idea too, since traffic is likely to be heavy. But you’ll need to watch out for potholes and sharp corners. There are a lot of them in Pennsylvania.
The above information provides a brief overview of the area surrounding the City of Irwindale. Be sure to check out the local websites (if they have them), the phone book, and the Indy car race program for more details. Then you can sit back and relax, knowing that you’ve got a good grasp of the geography.