Thursday, July 7, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 15: About That Pagoda

42.  GASOLINE ALLEY'S CURRENT GARAGES OPENED IN 1986.

The old wooden green-and-white buildings were replaced by a multi-million-dollar upgrade.

48.  THE CURRENT CLASS-AND-STEEL PAGODA WAS CONSTRUCTED AS PART OF AN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THAT RAN FROM 1998-2000.

The pagoda was one of the many improvements that were undertaken to get ready for F1 racing-- and to improve the Speedway's facilities in general.

the current building has ten levels and a flagpole that tops out at 199 feet.

--RoadDog

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