Indianapolis 500 History

It's easy to say that auto racing history is made at the Indianapolis 500. But it's probably more accurate to say auto racing history is the Indianapolis 500.

The races are legendary. The 500 miles each year are circular path to immortality for the winner. The place is hallowed ground.

No other race in the world has legends, traditions and statistics like the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Its history is rich, vast and entertaining. It is agony and ecstasy. It is triumph and tragedy.

Capture the spirit of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" by learning about its storied past, which helps you appreciate its vivid present even more.


Fun Facts

Interesting facts about the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Learn more.

Centennial Era

Learn about the Centennial Era of IMS. Learn more.

Indianapolis 500 Traditions

All the great traditions that surround the Indianapolis 500. Learn more.

Historical Stats

Look through the times and winners of all 97 runnings of the Indianapolis 500. Learn more.

Borg-Warner Trophy

Learn about the most coveted trophy in the world of motorsports. Learn more.