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The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is an automobile race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Winners of the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award, first awarded in 1952. No official award was given from 1911–1951, even though at least one rookie starter has been present in every running of the Indianapolis 500. The award is voted on by members of the media the night of, or the morning after, the race, and does not necessarily go to the highest finishing rookie.
Among the world’s most well-known races, the Indianapolis 500 is called The Finest Spectacle in Racing, and draws in as much as 400,000 visitors for optimum time races. The race operates on the 2.5 mile circuit, for 200 laps – adding up to an astonishing 500 mile (therefore, the title)
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I've been to qualifying and the race several times, but never bought tickets or actually sat in the stands. However, I'm told Turn Four is a good place to sit, if you can get tickets. The best tickets go to subscribers who have bought them for several years, but you can pick up tickets from the scalpers outside the track.
To get autographs, you will need access to the infield and you will have to be at the track on the Saturday before the race. Unless you intend to camp (don't camp opposite the track or you won't sleep the night before the race), be advised that the hotels in Indianapolis really increase their prices and I believe there is a minimum three-night reservation required. If you don't mind driving an hour or 90 minutes to the track, you will find much cheaper accommodation.
Will Marco Andretti EVER win the Indianapolis 500?
I definitely think that Marco will have many opportunities to win the Indy 500 as well as other races.
This year's race was the best race I've seen in a long time. 2nd closest finish in Indy500 history and I was there...sitting in turn 4! I am so glad that Hornish won the race. He has had such bad luck and timing at Indy...it's about time!!!
indianapolis 500 parking?
A shuttle is the way to go. Traffic is pretty bad.
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Indianapolis 500 – Sunday, May 27
Start of Race: 1:00 p.m.
Boarding Begins: 9:00 a.m.
US Grand Prix – Sunday, June 17
Start of Race: TBD
Boarding Begins: 4 hours before official start of race
Allstate 400 at the Brickyard – Sunday, July 29
Start of Race: TBD
Boarding Begins: TBD
Boarding Locations to the IMS
RCA Dome (100 S. Capital by the Box Office)
Illinois and Market Streets (corner near Monument Circle)
IUPUI lot 73 (off Michigan and Blackford Streets)
Main Terminal (Lower Terminal Drive)
International Arrivals Parking (Banner Ave. & Pierson Dr.)
Boarding After the Race:
11th and Main Street (southwest of the IMS)
$15 (round trip; children 2 and under ride for free)
Tickets may be purchased the day of the race at each boarding location or in advance by calling 317.635.3344, online at or in person at the IndyGo Customer Service Center located in the Indianapolis City Market at 222 East Market Street.
Park n’ Ride shuttle tickets DO NOT include parking fees. Fees may vary by location from $5 - $20.