Known as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indy 500 humbly began in 1911. Labeled as the first speedway, this two-and-a-half-mile oval is now home to many of todays top races, including the Brickyard 400, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and its most famous race, the Indianapolis 500. In The Indianapolis 500: Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, speedway tour guide and racing afficionado J. Craig Reinhardt shares what makes the legendary racetrack special. He reveals the speedways unbelievable history, fast-flying action, notorious moments, and its secrets, including facts about the beginning of the brickyard, why the drivers kiss the finish line, how milk became the drink of choice, and much more. The perfect gift for the veteran or rookie, The Indianapolis 500 is a must-have for all race fans.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publication date: 31/03/2019
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 229mm X 152mm
Preface Acknowledgments Part 1: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1. The Brickyard 2. The Yard of Bricks 3. The Wing and Wheel 4. Yellow Shirts 5. The Pagoda 6. The Scoring Pylon 7. Food 8. Gasoline Alley 9. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 10. Fore! 11. Donald Davidson 12. Tom Carnegie Part 2: The Month of May 13. "Mr. First in Line" 14. 11 Rows of 3 15. Qualifications 16. Carb Day 17. Concerts 18. Last Row Party 19. Public Drivers' Meeting 20. Legends' Day 21. 500 Festival 22. Coke Lot 23. Snake Pit 24. Armed Forces Day 25. Radio and "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing 26. Gordon Piper Part 3: Race Day 27. Percussion Grenades 28. Spectacle of Bands 29. 500 Festival Princesses 30. Purdue University All-American Marching Band 31. Celebrity Guests 32. "On the Banks of the Wabash" 33. "America the Beautiful" and God Bless America" 34. National Anthem 35. Flyover 36. Invocation 37. Remarks 38. "Taps" 39. "Back Home Again in Indiana" 40. Balloon Spectacle 41. The Command 42. Pace Car 43. Pace Lap 44. Honorary Starter 45. Green! Green! Green! 46. Winners Drink Milk 47. Kissing the Bricks 48. The Borg-Warner Trophy 49. The Borg-Warner Victory Lane Wreath 50. Quilt Lady Part 4: Epilogue 51. Victory Banquet 52. Herff-Jones Champion of Champions Ring Part 5: A Lifetime of Memories Appendix Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Champions Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Records Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Qualifying Records Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Broken Speed Barriers (Qualifications) Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Pace Cars and Drivers When The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opened Centennial Era The Fans Bibliography Index