You've probably heard it before, but every word is true: "The Indianapolis 500 is one of those events you must experience at least once in your life."
And once you've been to Indy, you're probably hooked for a very long time. There's simply no event on Earth quite like "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
The largest crowd to gather in one spot for a sporting event on Earth every year ... The pageantry and rite of spring of Opening Day ... The drama and suspense of Pole Day and Bump Day qualifying ... The intense energy of the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge and concert on Miller Lite Carb Day ... The pageantry, patriotism of pre-race ceremonies ... The singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana" ... The stirring flyover during the national anthem before the race ... The playing of "Taps" ... The sight of 33 cars screaming for Turn 1 at 220 mph at the green flag ... The family fun in the Pagoda Plaza, and the carnival-like atmosphere on Georgetown Road and the all-out partying in the infield ... The Coke Lot campground, which becomes a small city of its own on race weekend ... The mechanical marvels of Gasoline Alley ... The brave drivers who put it all on the line for a shot to drink milk in Victory Lane ... The 500 Festival Parade ... The celebrities from movies, TV, music and sports who flock here every year ... The colors ... The sounds ... The speed. And so much more.
It's all here. You must experience it. Because once you do, you'll want to make the Indianapolis 500 your Indiana home every Memorial Day weekend.