Getting Windy in Indy – The Indianapolis 500 Is Coming
Indy 500 Date 2013
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than some good old American racing action? The 97th Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Watch three-time defending champion Dario Franchitti drive the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Can he pull off a four-peat? Drivers have the chance to make some serious cash by winning the Indy 500. For the first time since 1989, a $1 million bonus prize will be offered for any driver who wins the Indy 500, Pocono 400, and Fontana races — that’s not chump change! But don’t think everyone else will get off cheap — the total purse for the race was over $13 million in 2011, with more than $2.5 million going to the winner.
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The most prestigious race in the IndyCar calendar, the Indianapolis 500 is considered to be the largest one-day sporting event on the planet, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is thought to be, in terms of capacity, the biggest sports facility in the world. The race itself consists of 200 laps (counterclockwise, for those of you who want to know) around the 2.5 mile oval circuit of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fun fact: As of 2012, all entrants of the Indy 500 use 2.2L, V6 turbocharged engines that produce 550-700 horsepower.
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Indy 500 Location
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222