Most people who do not live in or around the wonderful city of Indianapolis, Indiana do not realize that the Indianapolis 500 is much more than just one day or racing. It is more like a month long celebration of racing. Festivities for the Indianapolis 500 begin the very first weekend in May and will continue through Race Day.
There are trials, practices, qualifying, and many other events that the public is welcome and invited to attend. In fact, the events leading up to the race allow far greater opportunities for fans to get glimpses of their favorite drivers than race day when crows are often far too prohibitive. The Indianapolis 500 is much more than just a race to the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. In fact, the Indianapolis 500 is a celebration of midwestern values and ethics to a very large degree.
One prime example of this is the admission prices for the events leading up to the race. Carb day, which is the Friday immediately, preceding the actual Indianapolis 500 Race Day features big names in music in addition to all the raceway festivities for the astonishing low price of $10 for a ticket. This makes this special day accessible for even families with modest means to attend this great day that is filled with fun for families. Acts in the past have included the B-52’s and other great names in music. This year Kid Rock will be performing on Carb Day and the concert is included in the admission price.
Race day, of course is what everyone clamors for when it comes to the Indianapolis 500, while this was once a day that separated the men from the boys, the world of racing has met the future and there are women in this circuit who are providing some stiff competition. Be sure to look out for a little touch of femininity on the track this year as some of the drivers to look out for are in fact of the female persuasion.
Race Day entertainment for the 2007 running of the Indianapolis 500 is the band Daughtry and you never know who will be entertaining at the track in years to come. It’s not too late to buy tickets to some of the events if you haven’t managed to do so already. However, if you are unable to attend this running of the Indianapolis 500 you can always catch it on your local television. This is one race that is popular, or infamous, whichever the case may be, enough to be watched by fans across the globe.
This year marks the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500. This race is a race that is steeped in traditions. From the Borg-Warner Trophy to the Celebratory Drink of Milk by the race winner, there are many traditions that are mush a part of the Indianapolis 500 as the cars and drivers that have made it famous. Even if you are not a lover of racing or this type of racing in particular, this is an experience not to be missed, especially if you are able to witness it live.