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The Indianapolis 500

On May 30, 1911, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the first Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The Indianapolis 500, a part of the Indy Racing League, celebrated its 90th year as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in 2006.

The 500 Festival is organized each May for a full month of celebrations honoring the Indy 500.
Highlights include the country’s largest half-marathon, a downtown parade, memorial celebrations for the nation’s service men and women, Kid’s Day festivities and Community Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway



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