2019 INDY 500: WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO!

Motorsports Maven Jim Donnelly’s quick and handy Indy 500 survival and ‘to-see-and-do’ guide for all you road warriors out there.2019 INDY 500: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO!

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/

2019 INDY 500: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO!
The ‘19 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race. It marks the 16th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 30th time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race. No other brand or vehicle has served as the 500 Pace Car more than Chevrolet and the Corvette, respectively. For more information about the latest Corvette, please visit  For more information about the latest Corvette, please visit  https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/corvette-stingray-sports-car

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