Fast Facts About The Indy 500 That Will Make You Want To Burn Rubber

Sports History | 5/25/23

The Indy 500 is one of the most anticipated races of the year. It’s held over Memorial Day weekend late in May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. They call it the Indy 500 because it’s a 500-mile race which equates to 200 laps. That’s a ton of driving! Since its inception in 1911, A.J. Foyt has the most wins with four. That’s just one of the many interesting stats about this glorious day.

Amazing Rookie

The Indy 500 has run annually since 1911. Every year racing’s best fans fill up IMS (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) to watch some of the best drivers burn rubber for 500 miles. The 100th running of the Indy 500 took place in 2016 and there was a surprise winner.

Alex Rossi
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Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Rookie racer Alexander Rossi ended up winning the 100th running. His performance served as proof that no matter what level you’re currently at in your career, you can still accomplish great things if you try.