The Indy Racing League, better known as the IRL, captures the exciting spirit of racing that is fully engrained in Indianapolis culture. Indy residents know that summer in the city is all about the nonstop action that takes place on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
Starting in May with the world-renowned Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Indianapolis Racing League is off and running each Spring. This sanctioning body endorses two leagues that every good IndyCar race-goer is familiar with: the IndyCar series and the Firestone Indy Lights. To most people, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is the Indy Racing League’s most eagerly anticipated event of the year. This spectacular race is the single biggest event in Indianapolis sports.
The Indy Racing League is an open-wheel racing series that puts on competitions all over the country. Die-hard fans of the Indy Racing League travel around the United States and support their favorite drivers. But most Indy Racing League fans in the Circle City are content to go all out in May at the Speedway.
If you’re interested in attending this premier event of the Indy Racing League, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, then grab a cooler and some buddies and join one of the biggest parties of the summer in Indianapolis. Attending the race is on the short list of everyone’s favorite things to do in Indy, and many fans return year after year to celebrate the season.
Tickets can be purchased for varying fees prior to the race and at the gates on the big day, but if you’re looking for a cheaper option, try out the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Infield. The circle inside the track is the place to be on race day. You can bring in coolers, mini-grills, yard games, and almost anything else you might need to complete your day of fun in the sun.
Those in charge at Indy Racing League work to bring you the most enjoyable experience possible at all of their races. For their pride and joy, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, they bring you Miller Lite Carb Day. Carb Day takes place the Friday before the race and promises a day full of fun and nonstop action.
A national musical act performs each year at Carb Day, and it’s one of the final days that fans can watch their favorite drivers take to the track for practice before the checkered flag waves on race day. You can also come out in the final few weeks before the race to watch the drivers qualify; this is a great activity for Indianapolis kids on a sunny day.
The Indy Racing League is supported by the Indianapolis 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing fun and enriching opportunities to the community for celebrating the success of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. They host a number of events in the city in the month before the race, both in downtown Indianapolis and at the track.
If you’ve never taken part in an event organized by the Indy Racing League, you’re missing out on a Hoosier tradition and on an integral part of Indianapolis history. This May, gear up for the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, and all the fun that comes with it, courtesy of the Indy Racing League.
For more information, check out the official IRL website.