Monday, July 11, 2016

500 Facts About Indy 500-- Part 19: About Those Flags Above the "Flying Wheel" Logo

63. THE FAMOUS FLAG LOGO IS A COUPLE FLAGS SHORT NOW.

 The "Flying Wheel" with its crown of seven flags features seven of them.  Green, white, blue, checkered, red, black and yellow.  Each means something.

There are also now two more that aren't on the logo: an alternating red and yellow striped and a black flag with a white cross.

64.  IMS ALSO BOASTS THE LARGEST SOLAR FARM OF ANY SPORTING FACILITY ANYWHERE.

In 2014, sixty-eight of the Speedway's acres were dedicated to being a solar farm.  Some 39,314 solar panels cover 41 acres and generate 9.0 megawatts of power.

--RoadDog

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