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Snake Pit

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Faces Of IMS Snake Pit

A photoessay of Snake Pit attendees.

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Gallery: 2019 Indy 500 Snake Pit

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Gallery: Indy 500 Snake Pit 2018

Good, sweaty American fun inside the Snake Pit.

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The Dadball Era’s Guide To Infield Fashion At The Indy 500

There is beauty in the simplicity of the “Race Day Chic” attire. There is majesty, even.

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2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

 

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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 […]

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A Good Time Was Had: Snake Pit Party Pics

 

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Fast Forward: What Is the Indy 500’s Future?

Ride-along mechanics were a fixture into the late 1930s, and “Back Home Again” blared over the speakers for the first time in 1946. Point being, the Indy 500 and its traditions have had some tune-ups over the years.

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Phil Gulley: Backseat Driver

“I grew up four doors down from the current president of the Speedway, Doug Boles, so I’m confident he’ll take these suggestions seriously.”

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Skrillex Comes to the Snake Pit

“Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. And let the bass drop!”

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What Race? 2015 Snake Pit Party Pics

Revelers in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield cut loose at the 2015 Snake Pit Party. What did you miss? Music, beer, cutoffs, tanks, groping, and—judging by the photos, at least—a damned good time.

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Q&A: Doug Boles, IMS President

“What we’ve had to do is look through the lens of, is something really a tradition?” says Boles. “Is it really core, central to our DNA? Or is it something that has just happened over time, and if you changed it, it doesn’t really change the importance of the race?”

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Overheard in the Indy 500 Snake Pit

“I’m not that drunk, I swear. Just dance with me, “ slurred a clearly intoxicated sweaty thirtysomething man, who insisted I take a photo with him. I respectfully declined.

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Indy 500 Snake Pit: A Rookie's Guide

No. 9: “Be open to meeting new people. We are Hoosiers with hospitality. And if you lose a flip-flop, don’t stress. You will probably find one as you’re leaving.”

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Indy 500 Snake Pit & Carb Day Rosters Released

Month of May festivities will ramp up to performances by rockers Sammy Hagar and Sublime With Rome, followed by the eardrum-shaking beats of NERVO, Dillon Francis, and Hardwell in the infield during the Indy 500 race itself.

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