Thursday, May 26, 2011
100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500: Sunday, May 29th, 2011
It's race weekend here in Indianapolis and everyone is getting geared up for the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. We've thrown together a few fun facts that everyone should know about the 500. Hope you all have fun this weekend with whatever tailgating, cookouts, and hangouts you have going on. Be sure to drive safe and enjoy the festivities!
Fun 500 Facts:
1) Around 400,000 people could be in attendance.
2) That's a lot of people eating a lot of food and drinking a lot of beer (and a few other beverages). According to this chart, IMS would need around 5,000 Porta Potties to account for all that waste.
3) Before the race, they always play "Taps." And Jim Nabors always sings "Back Home Again in Indiana."
4) During rain delays, the crowd gets a bit restless. This video is the tamest evidence of this fact we could find. Pray for no rain. Pretty epic mudslide/faceplant here:
For more on the Indy 500 and various events going on this weekend, just follow these links to the IMS website:
Fun Facts Here
Carb Day: Friday May 27, 2011
Indy 500 Veterans signing Autographs on May 28, 2011.
Official Blog of the Motor Speedway
Buy tickets for IMS events here
Are you a blogger in Indianapolis? If you are and you write a post about any of the events surrounding the Indianapolis 500, write to us and let us know! We'll add a link to your post here. Click the links below to see what folks in Indianapolis have to say:
(check back often for updates!)