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Why is the Indianapolis 500 such a popular race?

  1. Amy Gillie profile image88
    Amy Gillieposted 6 years ago

    Why is the Indianapolis 500 such a popular race?

  2. profile image57
    ContractorJohnposted 6 years ago

    Amy,
    I think a lot of it has to do with the tradition and longevity of the race itself. It is also located in the heartland of America, not to mention it's actually in the heart of the city rather than some farm field in the middle of nothing.
    All the great ones have raced there, although it has not been kind to some.
    The track looks easy to maneuver around, but it's not. All four corners are different and require a delicate touch. I also think the track blends the American oval style of racing with the European street style of racing  so drivers from both styles feel challenged and press to overcome.
    The qualifying procedure has been tweeked over the years but remains unique to this particular race
    The indy car circuit has been through some tough times over the years and is currently suffering, I believe in large part because of greed and stubbornness, but the Indianapolis 500 has remained a strong constant in that type of racing.

  3. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    It's not just a race, it's an event.  It takes place over the long Memorial Day weekend which is considered the begining of the summer season and people come from all over the world to watch, enjoy and participate in the festivities.

 
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