Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum keeps racing history under one roof
Keith Kaiser explores some winning traditions before the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WDRB) - 33 drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday, May 27, 2018.
WDRB's Keith Kaiser toured the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, which is on the grounds of "The Greatest Race Course in the World." The museum was established in 1956 to display Indianapolis 500 race vehicles and memorabilia.
A more modern facility was built within the Speedway oval in 1975 with approximately 36,000 square feet of display space. The museum's collection includes race cars from many series including IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One, Sprint, Midget, motorcycle races, and drag racing. Some of the vehicles have set world land speed records at various points in history.
In 1987, the Speedway grounds became a National Historic Landmark.
Youth (6-15) $5
Children (5 and under) FREE
Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Museum is operated by an independent, non-profit charity.
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