Everything here, it seems, revolves around the racetrack. I bet the entire city gets most of its income during just one weekend a year. 😉
There is a museum located on the track grounds, in the infield. So here are some photos from a visit.
The main gate
Inside the museum
Showing the guts of a racing car
2016 winner, driven by Alexander Rossi
1982 winner, driven by Gordon Johncock. He won by just 0.16 second.
1980 winner, driven by Johnny Rutherford. It was the first winner to incorporate “ground effect” into its design.
1972 winner driven by Mark Donohue. The first year in which rear-end “wings” were admitted.
The two cars in which driver Johnny Rutherford won back to back in 1970 and 1971
This Maserati won in 1939
First Indy 500 winner, in 1911. A Marmon Wasp driven by Ray Harroun.