Thursday, July 7, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 16: More Than 250,000 Seats

50.  THE FIRST PORTION OF THE "SAFER BARRIER" WENT IN IN 2002.

The impact-absorbing wall is one of many safety features introduced at IMS.

53.  THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY (IMS) HAS MORE THAN 250,000 PERMANENT SEATS.

However, the track never releases attendance figures.

54.  IF YOU TOOK THE SEATBOARDS FROM THE GRANDSTANDS AT IMS AND PLACED THEM END-ON-END, THEY'D COVER 99.5 MILES.

 That's roughly the distance between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and French Lick, Indiana.  That's a lot of butt-space.

55.   THE OLD PRESSLEY FARM IS A LOT BIGGER NOW.

The IMS covers 1,025 acres.  The infield covers 253 acres and the parking lots another 750 acres.

--RoadRaceDog

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