Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

Turn One

The Pagoda

The museum

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.

 

 


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