The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race
is an automobile race
held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
, an enclave suburb
. The event is held over Memorial Day
weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May. It is contested as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series
, the top level ofAmerican Championship Car
racing, an open-wheel formula
colloquially known as "Indy Car Racing." The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing
, is considered one of the three most prestigiousmotorsports
events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity
is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.
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