Visiting Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is legendary, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 and has hosted countless events including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Moto GP, and club races. Built in 1909, it is was the purpose-built banked oval racing circuit in the United States and the first racetrack to be called a speedway.

The track today is also home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Musume and Auto Racing Hall of Fame which moved to its current building, located in the infield, in the mid-1970's. The collection includes over thirty Indianapolis 500 winning cars, various other Indy cars, and several racing cars from other disciplines. Other items on display include trophies, plaques, racing paraphernalia such as helmets, gloves, and driver's suits. Of course, there is also a gift shop with memorabilia from all forms of motorsports. I also went on one of the tours that let me go out on the track and "Kiss the Bricks" an IMS tradition for decades.

The cost to tour the museum is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth, and children under 5 are free. Depending on the weather and time of year additional tours are available as well for an additional cost, like the one lap of the track history bus tour and a VIP track tour.

One thing to remember when you are planning your trip, the museum is in the infield so if there is a racing or other special event going on you may need to purchase an event ticket to access the infield. For more on visiting IMS visit their official website HERE and enjoy my photos and video from the museum and track tour below.

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