Well, here we are. After what felt like an eternity, the day of the 2020 Indianapolis 500 has finally arrived!
The Greatest Spectacle In Racing will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. As the country turns its attention to a new generation, the organizers of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing have prepared an exclusive offer for lapsed fans.
Starting Wednesday, May 13th, through Friday, May 15th, any fans that complete at least six laps during the race and register on IndyCars.com will earn a $100 discount certificate to the Speedway Museum. Further, those that complete the ‘Millennial Challenge’ and register by Monday, May 17th will earn an additional $100 discount certificate.
You’ll need to act fast. The offers are valid for the duration of the race, and registrations close at midnight on May 16th. So, what are you waiting for? Get planning now!
Log on to IndyCars.com on Wednesday, May 13th, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT. You’ll see a Gold member message on the homepage. Click on the button to continue to the Speedway Museum’s registration page. Once there, you’ll need to fill out a brief registration form and then enter your email address. You’ll receive an email from the Speedway Museum with a link to confirm your registration. You can’t make this offer and NOT take advantage of it!
Your email address will be verified by the Speedway and will be kept confidential in accordance with its guarantee of privacy. Don’t worry, you’re not ‘spamming’ us. You’ll receive regular emails from the Speedway as well as occasional special offers from restaurants, hotels, and various other businesses.
The next step is to simply ‘show up’ for your driver’s meeting. As you know, all drivers are required to have a driver’s meeting on-site at the track ten days prior to the race. Your tenacity will be rewarded as you see the gleaming facade of the iconic pace car outside of your window. Once you’ve greeted your crew and signed the waiver, it’s time for you to head to the garage to pick up your car. You’ll have another ten-minute gap to attend any driver’s meetings or tours you may have missed.
Once you’ve picked up your car, head to the RACers’ Clubhouse for an orientation block. This is a great place to get a feel for the track and meet the other teams and fans. Be sure to bring your ticket stub and ID. You’ll receive a copy of your race program in the mail once the race is over. If you haven’t received it by Wednesday, May 27th, please contact the RACers’ Clubhouse.
The RACers’ Clubhouse Is A Great Location For You To Meet
The RACers’ Clubhouse is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. On Wednesday, May 13th, the Clubhouse will be open for regular club hours, and there will be plenty of volunteers and staff members around to help you. Additionally, the Clubhouse has a fantastic cafe that is always a great place to be when you’re hungry or thirsty. You won’t miss a chance to grab a cup of coffee or soda during the race season.
The RACers’ Clubhouse is located a stone’s throw from the track at exit 23. If you’re picking up your car on Thursday or Friday, you won’t need to return it until after the race. So, having it nearby is convenient!
Don’t Forget The Little Things
If you’ve got a long layover and are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by the Speedway Museum. One of the things that makes the Indianapolis Motor Speedway so special is the fact that it is essentially a one-of-a-kind museum. The displays and exhibits are incredible!
The Speedway Museum also houses the most comprehensive collection of cars and bikes in the world. If you’ve got an hour to spare, spend a little time looking at the cars and bikes. It’s free, and there’s also a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs. You won’t be disappointed.
Fifty years ago, the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway was just a dusty football field. Today, it is a thriving metropolis. Although the racing has ended, the excitement of the upcoming centennial continues to churn in the hearts of everyone associated with the event.