Let’s say you’re making an oft-discussed, long-planned and much-anticipated journey out to Indianapolis for the first time this week, to take in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on the most hallowed weekend in motorsport. Maybe you were already in town for the big Mecum auction that took place over the past weekend. The point here is there’s a ton to see, do, and eat in conjunction with visiting the Indianapolis 500.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s image, top, gives you an indication of just how big the 500 really is. It’s the culmination of an intense week of racing action, history and tradition. A few changes are coming this year, the biggest of which we’ll discuss here.
2019 INDY 500: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO!: Hit town on Wednesday, pick up your rental car and head west on Interstate 70 to the Action Track at the Vigo County Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, right on the Illinois border. That’s where you’ll find the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series in action at the 49th annual Tony Hulman Classic, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. These are wingless Sprint cars in sideways, slide-jobbing action on Indiana’s only half-mile dirt track. It’s an easy drive from Indy and well worth the trip. Find out the particulars at http://www.usacracing.com/
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