The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
, located in Speedway, Indiana
, (an enclave
suburb of Indianapolis
) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500
and the Brickyard 400
It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis
Constructed in 1909, it is the original speedway, the first racing facility so named. It has a permanent seating capacity
estimated at 257,325,
with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000.
It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world
Considered relatively flat by American standards, the track is a two-and-a-half mile, nearly rectangular oval with dimensions that have remained essentially unchanged since its inception: four 1⁄4-mile (400 m) turns, two 5⁄8-mile-long (1,000 m) straightaways between the fourth and first turns and the second and third turns, and two 1⁄8-mile (200 m) short straightaways, termed "short chutes", between the first and second, and third and fourth turns.
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