Indiana Race Tracks: Indulge Your Need for Speed

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – The granddaddy of all Indiana race tracks, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the world famous Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, and countless other Indianapolis events. Opened in 1909, this massive Indianapolis attraction is also home to the Brickyard Crossing golf course and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, a must for any dedicated gearhead.
O’Reilly Raceway Park – The O’Reilly Raceway Park, formerly known as Indianapolis Raceway Park, has provided nearly 50 years of racing excitement for racing fans of Indianapolis and central Indiana. The 300 acre motorsport complex hosts a variety of racing events, including midget, drag, and road car racing, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, and a NASCAR Nationwide Series event.
Indianapolis Speedrome – The Indianapolis Speedrome is what’s known as a “short track”; it’s only 1/5 mile of banked paving. The major draw for this famous racetrack is its “figure eight races,” and the major draw for figure eight races is the potential danger involved. Races at the Speedrome use mostly stock cars, though the Speedrome does mount Legend and Midget car racing as well.
Indiana State Fairgrounds – On Memorial Day weekend, the Indiana State Fairgrounds fills with the sounds of roaring engines and screaming fans as the Hoosier 100 comes to town. The 100-lap competition takes place on a one-mile dirt track owned by the Indiana State Fairgrounds and dates back to 1953, making it one of the longest-running traditions of the Indianapolis 500 Festival.
Ingalls Motor Speedway – The Ingalls Motor Speedway is the home of the Indy  Quarter Scale Racers, an organization that races quarter scale race cars of every style down the miniature track. Though no Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Ingalls Motor Speedway is the place to go to see miniature sprint cars, stock cars, trucks, and more zoom around the course.
Whiteland Raceway Park – Though not actually a full speed, professional race course, the Whiteland Raceway Park makes for a great family thing to do near Indianapolis. This attraction is widely considered the fastest kart rental course in the state of Indiana. The paved karting complex is actually comprised of two road courses and a flat oval.

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