Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 West 16th Street
Speedway, Indiana 46222
Indianapolis Motor Speedway was opened in 1909 and was originally paved with bricks, hence its nickname "The Brickyard". Now almost completely resurfaced, only a single line of the original bricks marks out the start finish line. The Motor Speedway is a two and a half mile (nearly rectangular) oval with four 1/4 mile turns, two 5/8 mile long straights, and two 1/8 mile straights. The GP course was built between 1998 and 2000, with additional work completed in 2008 to create the Motorcycle circuit.
Time Zone : (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada), Bogota, Lima
Major Events : IndyCar, NASCAR, Le Mans Series
Circuit Length : Oval Course: 2.5 miles / 4.023 km
GP Course: 2.605 miles / 4.192 km
Motorcycle Course: 2.621 miles / 4.218 km
Turns : Oval 4; GP 13; Motorcycle 16
Lap Record : Oval: 37.895s @ 237.498 mph - Arie Luyendyk, 1996, IRL IndyCar
GP: 1m 10.399s @ 133.546 mph - Rubens Barrichello, 2004 Ferrari F1
Motorcycle: 1m 40.776s @ 93.629 mph - Valentino Rossi, 2008 Yamaha MotoGP
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Takuma will RUSH MORE for Indy victory! Posted on: 09/04/2010
We're not bold enough to try to rebuild Mount Rushmore, but in the same way that legendary former US presidents such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have revolutionised the United States of America, Colin Chapman and Lotus have revolutionised IndyCar Racing with the pioneering Lotus Type 38, the race car that changed the face of Indy forever in 1965.* Read More >>
Lotus and Cosworth to Race in 2010 IndyCar Series! Posted on: 17/03/2010
Lotus and Cosworth have entered into a new technical and commercial partnership with established IndyCar competitors KV Racing Technology to run in the 2010 IndyCar Series.
The Lotus-Cosworth IndyCar will use the classic Racing Green and Yellow livery used on Lotus Racing cars in the 1950s and 1960s and this new livery will debut at the firs... Read More >>
MSCG Exclusive: Interview with Jeff Belskus, CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Posted on: 07/02/2010
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is currently in the middle of it's 3 year Centennial Era that runs from 2009 through to 2011. 2009 was 100 years since the first ever race at Indianapolis - a hot air balloon race - while 2011 marks the centenary of the first ever Indy 500.
We spoke to Jeff Belskus, the CEO of this world famous circuit, to find out more... Read More >>
Dallara Releases Images Of New IZOD IndyCar Chassis Concepts For 2012 Posted on: 06/02/2010
Indy Racing League officials have discussing a new Indy chassis that all the teams would share with Dallara Automobili, DeltaWing, Lola and Swift. The final choice is scheduled to hit the racetrack for the 2012 season.
Dallara, which has supplied the IZOD IndyCar Series chassis since 2003, DeltaWing and longtime Indy car chassis manufacturers Lola ... Read More >>
IMS Announce Events Building Up to 2010 Indy 500! Posted on: 06/01/2010
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest capacity stadium on earth has announced the month long list of activities that build up the excitement to the biggest race on earth - the Indy 500, as well as confirming dates for their other two headline events for 2010, the Brickyard 400 and RedBull Indianapolis Moto GP.
Grand-Am to hold test on F1 road course at Indianapolis Speedway Posted on: 21/08/2009
Could sports cars race at Indy soon for the first time?
Grand-Am announced today it will test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 3, comprising of ten cars from its “Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16”.
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Indianapolis is located in the city of Indiana, in mid-east North America. The circuit is located at the intersection of West 16th Street, Crawfordsville Road and Georgetown Road, which can be reached from the I-74 and I-465.
Sat, May 8 Centennial Era Balloon Festival
Sun, May 9 Centennial Era Balloon Festival (Day 2)
Sat, May 15 Indianapolis 500 Opening Day Ceremonies
Sun, May 16 Practice
Mon, May 17 Practice
Tue, May 18 Practice
Wed, May 19 Practice
Thu, May 20 Practice
Fri, May 21 Fast Friday (Practice)
Sat, May 22 Pole Day Qualifications
Sun, May 23 Bump Day Qualifications
Wed, May 26 American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day
Thu, May 27 Firestone Freedom 100 Practice, Qualifications
Fri, May 28 Miller Lite Carb Day
Sat, May 29 Public Drivers' Meeting
Sun, May 30 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
Brickyard 400 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Fri, July 23 Practice
Sat, July 24 Qualifying
Sun, July 25 Brickyard 400
Red Bull Indianapolis GP – MotoGP World Championship
Fri, Aug. 27 Practice
Sat, Aug. 28 Qualifying
Sun, Aug. 29 Red Bull Indianapolis GP