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Year End Recap


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Josef Newgarden

No. 1: Newgarden Executes Rare Last-Lap Pass for First ‘500’ Win

Josef Newgarden’s margin of victory over 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson was .0974 of a second in a thriller before a packed IMS. It was the fourth-closest finish in “500” history and only the third time the race was decided on a final-lap pass.

December 31, 2023
Kyle Larson

No. 2: Larson Announced for 2024 Indy 500

Three men with NASCAR championships – Kyle Larson driving a Rick Hendrick-backed car with guidance from Jeff Gordon – will be part of an Arrow McLaren entry in the 108th Running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

December 30, 2023
IMS economic impact

No. 3: IMS Has $1.058 Billion Impact on Local Economy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its Month of May activities, including its iconic Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, delivered $1.058 billion in annual economic activity, according to a study released in October by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

December 29, 2023
Graham Rahal

No. 4: Graham Rahal Bumped from ‘500’ Field

Graham Rahal endured the agonizing experience of being without a chair when the music stopped after Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

December 28, 2023
IMS Museum

No. 5: IMS Museum Begins $89 Million Transformation

The new exhibits and experiences set to open in the spring of 2025 will bring to life the IMS Museum’s vision to create a global destination that provides interactive, immersive and diverse Indianapolis 500 storytelling and educational experiences that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

December 27, 2023
Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

No. 6: NASCAR/INDYCAR Deliver Big Final Weekend on Road Course

Michael McDowell, Ty Gibbs, Scott Dixon and Hunter McElrea were race winners in the three-day NASCAR-INDYCAR extravaganza that featured some of the best road racing of the season.

December 26, 2023 Battle on the Bricks IMSA race

No. 7: IMSA Returns to IMS; Endurance Race Coming in ‘24

Elite North American sports car racing returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2023, and it will come back in a longer form next year.

December 25, 2023
Alex Palou

No. 8: Palou’s Title Run Took Shape at IMS in May

Alex Palou jump-started his run toward a second NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship in three seasons with a victory in the GMR Grand Prix in May at IMS.

December 24, 2023
Total Solar Eclipse Event at IMS presented by Purdue

No. 9: Total Solar Eclipse Coming to IMS on April 8

The Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is a spectacle that happens once a year. Next April, the iconic facility will host an event 819 years in the making.

December 23, 2023
IMS sustainability

No. 10: IMS Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Indianapolis Motor Speedway continued its role as one of the world leaders in sustainability among sporting venues in 2023.

December 22, 2023