Thursday, July 7, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 17: Second-Biggest Hoosier City on Race Day

56.  THE OVAL'S SO BIG, YOU COULD FIT VATICAN CITY INSIDE-- TWICE.

In addition, it could also hold all of these at once time:  Vatican, White House, Churchill Downs, Rose Bowl, Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, the Taj Mahal and the Roman Collisum.  They say there is a famous Google Earth image of it.

57.  IMS IS BIGGER THAN NEARLY ALL HOOSIER CITIES ON RACE DAY.

Attendance for the 500 makes the Speedway the second-largest Indiana city one day a year.  Only Indianapolis is bigger.

58.  THE TRACKS AMENITIES:

17 grandstand, 26 bridges, and six tunnels.

59.  ONE LAP AROUND THE OVAL IS EQUAL TO 2.5 MILES.

But, you knew that.

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