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Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 
 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, 2006
1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1909, the Speedway has contributed significantly to the advancement of automotive technology and development of safety devices. It is unchallenged as the world's oldest continuously operated race course and the site of the largest one-day sports event anywhere. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dedicated on the 59th running of the "500," May 25, 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by Presented by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. (Marker Number 49.1975.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.393′ N, 86° 14.022′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Hall of Fame Museum, inside the oval. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis IN 46222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
The front of the Speedway museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer
2. The front of the Speedway museum.
. Alison Machine Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central State Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Anthony Wayne (approx. 2.5 miles away); Milestones in Nursing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Washington Park Baseball (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Star Library Factfile. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.) 

2. History of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway :: Where America Learned To Race. Page on the official Indianapolis Motor Speedway site. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.) 

3. Indianapolis Motor Freeway Hall of Fame Museum. (Submitted on April 13, 2006.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, March 19, 2010
3. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Marker
A wider view of the Hall of Fame Museum building, opened in 1976 in conjunction with the country's bicentennial. The marker stands front and center.
Just a few of the many cars on display in the museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer
4. Just a few of the many cars on display in the museum.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, March 19, 2010
5. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The current Control Tower, the fourth erected at the speedway, stands just across the infield from the museum. Below the control center, the tower provides luxury suites and a garage for pace cars.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, March 19, 2010
6. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
At the southwest corner of the track's exterior stands the entrance sign, boasting the famous image of the speedway, the "Wheel & Wings."
<i>Just Before the Start, Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
7. Just Before the Start, Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana
The tower or pagoda visible here was the second built (ca. 1926), replacing the original built in 1913.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,400 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   2. submitted on April 12, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   3. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 12, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 7, 2015. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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