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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Valentino Rossi's Fiat Yamaha MotoGP bike at Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famed Yard of Bricks. The core sample in front of the bike contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Motorcycles were the first vehicles to race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on Aug. 14, 1909.

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The program cover for the inaugural motorcycle races at IMS. Races scheduled for Aug. 13, 1909 were rained out, with the first races Aug. 14.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Top riders from all over the United States competed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's inaugural motor race Aug. 14, 1909.

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A 1909 Indian motorcycle (left) and Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike represent the past and present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aug. 14, 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing at IMS - a series of motorcycle races. The core sample (center) on the Speedway's famed "Yard of Bricks" contains 100 years of the IMS surface: from the original tar and crushed rock surface, to the famed bricks, to generations of asphalt that have carried the world's most famous drivers and riders. The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race is Sunday, Aug. 30.

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