Category Archives: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson retires – and it bums me out
December 7, 2020

Did you hear the one about the guy who loved talking so much about the men who made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway famous that he actually became one? That’s the story of Donald Davidson, who is retiring as the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of the month. Donald saying goodbye makes me […]

Marco Andretti understands moments, and he is ready for his in Sunday’s Indy 500
August 21, 2020

By Bert Beiswanger Shortly after the completion of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 last year, while Simon Pagenaud was celebrating the greatest moment of his racing life, Marco Andretti was sitting on his golf cart on pit lane, head down, frustrated and looking like he wanted to be anywhere but where he was. He had just […]

With tickets limited and health concerns great, IMS must lift the local TV blackout
July 22, 2020

(Moments after this was published, it was announced the Indy 500 blackout has been lifted!  Thanks to the IMS folks for doing what is right.) One month from tomorrow, the Indianapolis 500 will be run in front of 25% of the normal crowd.  That’s because Covid-19 has made it unsafe for the typical crowd of […]

Indy 500 weekend traditions on hold, but celebrating still encouraged!
May 22, 2020

Right about now every year, Indy 500 fans in central Indiana are stocking up on food and beverages.  When asked, they refuse to divulge their secret route to the variety of entrances that surround the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The most ambitious are trying to figure out how to be included in a police escort to […]