Indianapolis 500 2016 News and Updates
5/11/15 - Each year the Indianapolis 500 is held at the Indianapolis motor Speedway over Memorial Day weekend in May. This race is in the top level of American Championship Car racing and is one of the most prestigious motorsports events held worldwide. Approximately 250,000 people attend this race in Indianapolis and it is considered one of the biggest events of the state. Each driver, usually around 33, has to complete 200 laps that run counterclockwise around the course, which equals a distance of 500 miles. The total purse for the Indy 500 is around $13 million and continues to increase each year. The winner typically takes home about $2.5 million, which makes this event one of the biggest cash prizes in sports history. Tickets for the big day are still available and start at an affordable $4 a piece.
The Indianapolis 500, dubbed "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," is the biggest event along the Verizon IndyCar Series. The cream of the crop in American Championship Car racing annually descend upon Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the last week of May. Tony Kanaan of Brazil will look to defend his title, pitted along the 200 lap, 2.5 mile oval track against other high-profile racers looking to take home the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy.
Be among the hundreds of thousands of fans this Memorial Day Weekend who long for a piece of racing history. The seating capacity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hovers around the 250,000-300,000 mark—it is the largest spectator sporting facility—so there are plenty of options when it comes to picking the perfect view for you. Get Indianapolis 500 tickets now and attend one of the most prestigious motorsports events across the globe.
The Indy 500 was inaugurated in 1911 and has been held nearly ever since then, as one of the most time-honored traditions in the world of motorsports. The greatest drivers to have hit the track remain AJ Foyt, AL Unser and Rick Mears, with four wins each. Make sure you learn the words to "Back Home Again in Indiana" before you go—it's a tradition! There is nothing like experiencing this exhilarating and heart-pumping spectacle in person—secure your 2014 Indy 500 tickets today.