They say the Indianapolis 500 Race is the greatest spectacle in Racing…but did you know these fun facts?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) covers 253 acres and if all the seats were laid end to end; they would cover nearly 100 miles. The number of hot dogs sold would circle the 2.5 mile oval more than twice! Do you think bratwurst would be more or less than that?
Coca-Cola sold over 16,000 gallons in 2009 which was actually less than what Miller Lite sold (no surprise there!). Fries appear to be quite the big seller also, with over 10,000 pounds (the average weight of an elephant) sold. Another big seller is the chicken tenders that sold more than 2,000 pounds, equal to 13 Borg-Warner trophies!
Did you know that the Motor Speedway offers bus tours that take you on a lap of the Speedway? You can even upgrade to the full tour that will let you out at the start/finish line for a picture! The tour around the track is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for kids 6-15. We often take our relocation clients on this bus tour; they love it and take tons of pictures.
While the official attendance is never disclosed, the seating capacity is more than 250,000 and the infield increases it to approximately 400,000.
If you are looking for something exhilarating and fun to do; this Race might just be for you.