The zoom zooms of cars are silent when entering the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on an off day. All that surrounds are the quiet suburbs of Indianapolis. But, for a short period of time yearly, this part of town pumps with sleeveless shirts, Budweiser beer, car enthusiasts, sports fanatics, and branding galore. Pulling up through the underpass into the stadium, even for a person who doesn’t love racing or machines, is quite something. The roar or the crowd, the hum of the engines revving, the fires of the accidents bursting, all start to play out in the imagination and all of a sudden it’s like being in the arcade playing the racing games with the “stick shift” changing gears making noise. If the museum isn’t open, take some photos and get out quick, before you find yourself vroooooommiiing .
Located: 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) March-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (ET) November-February. Extended hours during May. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Phone: (317) 492-6784