It’s that Time of Year in Indy

It’s that Time of Year in Indy


It’s that time of year again when Indianapolis comes the most alive it is during any time of the year. Race car drivers will be coming in from all over to compete in the 106th running of the Indy 500, Sunday May 29. Thirty-three drivers, 500 miles, 200 laps. No wonder they call it a spectacle.

All fans have their favorite drivers and pace cars over the years. I came across a story written by the Daily Consumer Guide, the Daily Drive section  colleague Tom Appel (2021). Tom and fellow auto writers reminisced about their favorite Indy Pace Cars. These are some of the Guide’s choices:

Jack Stewart: 1930 Cord L-29, driven by Wade Morton.

1969 Chevy Camaro SS/RS, Driven by Jim Rathmann

1977 Olds Delta 88, Driven by actor James Garner

1977 Olds Delta 88, Driven by James Garner

1979 Ford Mustang

Playing Indy 500 Trivia is a great pastime. One of the most often asked questions is ‘what is the fastest average speed at the Indy 500?” Records note it was Tony Kaan in 2013 at an average speed of 187.433 mph. Imagine how sharp a driver has to be to steer this car at such top speeds and navigate each turn.

If you’re a regular (in which case you have yearly tickets), or a racing fan, you have to be there at the Indy 500 once in your life. This year, 2022, the race will be held Sunday May 29, starting at 12:45 pm. There are also all kinds of regular activities (listed below) that you may want to take advantage of (below). Indy live and breathes the Indy 500, the Biggest Spectacle in Racing. With lots of new things going on, changes in venue and new offerings, you’ll want to get involved.

All the information you’ll need about the race you can find here:

www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Phone: 800-822-4639; local: 317-492-6700

Tickets@brickyard.com

In person at ticket office, 4790 W. 16th St. Indy 46222 (9-5 pm)

Events:

                May 20: Indy practice

                May 21: Qualifying Day

                May 22: Indy 500 Qualifying Day

                May 27: Miller Lite Carb Day

                May 28: Legends Day

                May 29: Race Day, Sunday 12:45 pm

Parade: Telecast WTHR, Livestream, TV, NBC Sports. Channel 13 and nationally on NBC Sports Network

The parade festival begins Saturday 28 at 11:45 A.M. downtown

Grab your beer, your suntan lotion, a hat and sunglasses for this momentous pastime. Thirty-three drivers, 200 laps and 500 miles.

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