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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Safety Patrol


The Safety Patrol plays a critical role in hosting epic Motorsport events here at the Racing Capital of the World. In fact, none of these events are possible without our dedicated “Yellow Shirt” workforce.

This team is responsible for the essential event operations that span our 988-acre facility and helps us deliver some of the most exciting events in the world. Operating eight key areas, there is always room in our ranks for new members. Whether you are interested in working at the gates, in the stands or garages, directing traffic or assisting in suites, each role is crucial to the event's success and enhances the experience of thousands.


As a member of the Safety Patrol, you are really joining a family of event staff that work to take care of each other and IMS guests. There are many members of Safety Patrol that come back year over year and travel hundreds of miles to work with the friends they have made here. Our ranks are diverse, with members ranging from retired corporate executives to professional event workers, but we all share pride in belonging to this unique fraternity.


Very few venues have what we have; an internal group of event staff that are beyond committed to executing world-class events. These events would not be possible without the tireless dedication of our Yellow Shirt workforce. The Safety Patrol is often the first and last encounter our guests have with IMS and it can be rare to experience a staff that takes so much ownership and pride in that role. We are certain that when we are recognized as one of the best venues to host events, it is because of the exceptional work of the Safety Patrol.


For more than 70 years, the Safety Patrol has grown to become an iconic part of Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. This iconic group is well-known and well-regarded by generations of race car drivers, owners, and fans alike. Our event calendar continues to grow as we host hundreds of thousands of fans at some of the greatest races the world has ever seen and the Safety Patrol heritage has played an integral part of making the Indianapolis Motor Speedway THE bucket-list sports venue in the past, but also will for years and events to come.


We have opportunities available to match your availability. Whether you are a retiree, someone looking for weekday and weekend work during the event season, or just wanting to get involved on the weekends or even just major event days — we can plug you in based on your availability.

The Safety Patrol operates the following areas of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Gates, Stands, Traffic & Parking, Transportation, Suites & Hospitality, and Garage & Pits. All positions start at $12/hour with typical work days being 8-12 hours with breaks. Safety Patrol members also enjoy special accesses and various perks associated with our events.

Application process includes filling out the online application below, a background check and an interview. All applicants should have a strong desire to serve race fans and represent the IMS brand. Key qualifications include: dependability, flexibility and exceptional customer service.

If you have any other questions on how to join, please contact us at or 317-492-6534.

Interested in Applying?

We hope that you will consider sharing in the camaraderie of the Safety Patrol and being part of the prestige of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing!"