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Sports: Fast, Faster, Fastest in Speedway, Indiana

In Speedway, sports are paramount, ranking even above basketball and football in a metropolis where the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts are virtually worshipped as icons.

Speedway is an Indianapolis suburb in Central Indiana which, upon incorporation, took its name from the town’s auto racing venue that was already making it famous around the world. The Indianapolis 500-mile race, for example, was an immediate hit from its inception and is still called “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the stadium and oval where the race takes place, is the largest such stadium in the entire world.

Here is a short documentary video clip about the first IMS motorcycle race, featuring the top ten U.S. Red Bull Rookies versus the top ten European Rookies.

 

Apart from auto and motorcycle racing, individual and team sports do thrive in Speedway. The Speedway schools and local sports clubs provide everything that the Speedway society needs to be progressive and fulfilled when it comes to sports and sporting activities.

Below you will find a list of the major elements making up Speedway Sports, with a short description of each and links to photos and articles with more details.

Speedway Sports

Allstate 400 at the Brickyard – NASCAR’s best-attended racing event, attracting over a quarter of a million fans every year.
Brickyard Crossing Golf Course – This world-famous golf course, designed by Pete Dye, actually has some of its holes on the racetrack at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Its well-deserved nickname is “The Course of Champions.”
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway – In 2010, the IMS completed one full and phenomenal century of heart-palpitating auto racing fun. This enormous stadium is responsible for creating legends, hopes and memories, as well as the self-sufficient town of Speedway itself.
Hall of Fame Museum – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum was created in celebration of the drivers and cars that race around the IMS tracks, thrilling fans around the planet. This is now one of the most frequently visited of all greater Indianapolis museums.
The Indianapolis 500-mile race – The granddaddy of all auto races, the “Indy 500” brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Speedway every year, spilling out into next door Indy.
Moto GP’s Indianapolis Grand Prix – This heart-thumping competition features some of the swiftest, most daring motorcycle racing in the world.
Speedway High School – The local “Sparkplugs” at the Speedway High School take their team sports quite seriously and, as a result, take home more than their share of trophies.

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