The Racing Capital
of the World
May 14, 2016
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is located at 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. There are multiple ways of reaching the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IMS features entrances and exits across all directions around the facility.
To help Indianapolis Motor Speedway guests determine the best driving routes to parking locations nearest to their seats, the track has been divided into three color zones. The north end of the track is the red zone, the western portion of the facility is green, while the south end being orange zone.
There is a roundabout located at 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road. Guests cannot access Georgetown Road from 16th Street or Crawfordsville Road because it does not connect to the roundabout.
In an effort to increase the safety and security of race patrons, the Speedway Police Department will close Georgetown Road and 16th Street to all vehicular traffic during the running of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Georgetown Road will be closed south of 25th Street beginning approximately one hour prior to the start of the race. After Georgetown Road is closed, no vehicular traffic, including placarded traffic, will be allowed to access the road way. Those race patrons with placards who are accustomed to entering IMS Gate 7 will have to enter through Gate 2 (W. 16th Street) or Gate 10 (30th Street). Local residents who reside on this stretch of Georgetown Road are encouraged to make provisions for this temporary traffic restriction as vehicles will not be permitted to access Georgetown Road from McCray Street, 24th Street, and all other access points in this area.
Upon completion of the race, Georgetown Road will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the vast majority of race pedestrian foot traffic clears from the roadway (approximately one hour after the race).
In addition, 16th Street will also be closed during the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west from approximately one hour prior to the start of the race until the race concludes. In addition, 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, as it will be blocked at 10th Street.
Traffic traveling east on Crawfordsville Road from the west will be turned around at the 16th Street roundabout. Traffic traveling west on 16th Street from downtown will be diverted south on Olin Avenue.
In addition, the Speedway Police Department wants local residents and motorists to be aware that a number of parking restrictions will be in place for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend. For a complete list, visit http://www.speedwayin.gov/egov/documents/1460213339_28801.pdf
Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend road closure restrictions and additional security measures are established to ensure the safety of residents, businesses and visitors during and after IMS events. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Speedway Police Department appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these temporary restrictions.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Race Day mornings, shuttles will transfer fans from 4 different locations around Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets are round-trip and one-way and can be purchased at the departure locations or in advance online.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers multiple parking lots around the facility to guests with disabilities. The list of ADA parking lots around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are listed below. In order to park in the following areas please ensure you have an authorized state-issued sticker, placard or license plate along with the person the pass is issued to. Law enforcement officers will be present to ensure that the person the pass is issued to is present in the vehicle.
Daily ADA parking will be available in the following lots:
Although daily parking is not permitted on the pavement otherwise; any Lot 3 Grass auto pass accompanied with a state-issued disabled tag will be granted a disabled space in the front of the lot, assuming the area isn't full.