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Gearing Up

Let’s clear the air, I thought I was going to scream like a kid on his first big roller coaster ride when we hit the first turn. I’m as prone to suffering from a lead foot as the next person, but topping 150 miles per hour on the straightaway between turns one and four at IMS is […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Doesn't Pit After Month Of May

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles says there are two questions he usually gets asked after the Indianapolis 500. “What do you do in the offseason?” And, “Hey, do you get to take time off since the 500 has been over?” The answer to the second will give a pretty clear indication of the answer […]

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2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball


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2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade


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IndyCar Drivers To Know: Carlos Muñoz

One year ago, Carlos Muñoz stepped out of his car at the conclusion of the 100th Indianapolis 500, embraced his crew, and broke down in tears. Muñoz then walked into the media center to address the circus of reporters and photographers waiting on race winner and teammate Alexander Rossi, who had stretched his fuel and […]

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Living The Suite Life At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Whether you’re in the Hulman Terrace suites, the Tower Terrace suites, or partying it up with the VIPs in Turn 2, you’ll be astounded by the spectacular views from the track below. The suites provide stadium seating (more comfortable than the bleachers) for guests, and there’s sure to be a seat for everyone who wants […]

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Cara Adams Lets Performance Prove She Belongs

Cara Adams looked around for a familiar face. She stood outside the Firestone trailer at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April, having been told a fan wanted to talk to her. “Usually when someone says they have a fan who wants to talk to you it’s your mom,” she says looking back. […]

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IndyCar Drivers To Know: Jay Howard

It’s a fresh start for Jay Howard. With 12 career starts under his belt, Howard spent the first few years of his career making sporadic starts with Roth Racing, Sarah Fisher Racing, and Sam Schmidt Racing. His last race in an Indy car was a 20th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. Howard has been prepared […]

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Our Expert Picks The 101st Indy 500 Winner

As Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 approaches, there is the inevitable attempt to bend the space-time continuum to guess who will win before the event actually takes place. The problem with this (difficulties related to bending the space-time continuum aside) is that I believe no fewer than 14 drivers have a legitimate shot—and […]

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In The Orange Car, Indy Sees A Promising 'Black Hat'

Fernandomania! That’s what everyone was already calling it—a little unoriginally, I thought, but it was clear right away that it was a “thing.” I made my way out to the Speedway on that first Monday of the month with the same goal in mind as everyone else who’d skipped work to be there that day: […]

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Get To Know Indy Lights Drivers: Colton Herta

Colton Herta is your typical 17-year-old. He enjoys playing sports like lacrosse and soccer, battles schoolwork like every teen in high school, and hangs out with friends when he has time. He is nearly identical to the high school junior you’re thinking of right now. Well, other than the fact that he has a career […]

Buddy Lazier
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Racing Dynasties: Andretti, Unser, Foyt … Lazier?

It’s a warm, sunny day during practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Big-name teams and drivers are making runs ahead of qualifications set to take place over the weekend. Throughout Gasoline Alley, teams and drivers are making sure everything is perfect so they have the best possible chance to be named Indianapolis […]

Big Woods Nachos
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Fast Food

You don’t have to subsist on a diet of fried chicken, sandwiches, and Budweiser during the month of May. Instead, fuel up at these bars and restaurants near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Big Woods Speedway (1002 Main St., Speedway, 317-757-3250) Pulled pork nachos, house beers, and a gorgeously rustic deck make this relative newcomer to Speedway’s […]

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IndyCar Drivers To Know: J.R. Hildebrand

Getting a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious school like MIT is the dream of many high school students. If they somehow found themselves in that position, 99 percent of those students would jump at the opportunity. J.R. Hildebrand was the other 1 percent. Since he was a kid, all Hildebrand wanted to do was race. […]

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Fans Flock For Race Day Fashion

Whether donning retro-inspired T-shirts or suiting up to get down in the Snake Pit in their finest “American-flag casual,” attendees of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing have plenty of fashionable race-day options from local retailers. Broad Ripple’s The Shop is a popular destination for people looking for apparel for their favorite Indy sports team or […]