Back-story of legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Amanda Stanley
Amanda Stanley, Director of Communications at Indianapolis Motor Speedway shares tales of the iconic racetrack, past and present.
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a visit with Amanda Stanley, Director of Communications as she shares cool stories about the speedway that first opened in 1909.
The first race commenced with a lighter-than-air balloon competition, followed by the first automobile race held in 1911.
Stanley says the racetrack quickly evolved in to a legendary destination. Today it is the largest in the world, where more than 330,000 fans come to watch the Indianapolis 500 (107th running Memorial Day 2023).
Stanley noted that there are 17 NASCAR and INDYCAR races scheduled throughout the year, including the Verizon 200, the GMR Grand Prix, and the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
There are 17 INDYCAR races in a season, three of which were held at Indiana Motor Speedway in 2022.
Additionally there are seven public events (with multiple dates for each event) at IMS in 2023 including the INDYCAR and NASCAR races and the Intercontinental GT Challenge which is a separate series.
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