The Indianapolis 500
Brazilian Helio Castraneves 2009 Winner.
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it.
The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is one of the oldest, and considered one of the three most significant, motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is more than 257,000 people, and infield seating that raises capacity further to an approximate 400,000.
The 94th running of the race is scheduled for Sunday May 30, 2010.