How long is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy 500 race track?
Helio Castroneves was the fourth oldest racer to win the Indy 500 race in 2021. How long is the race track and where is it?
Called the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 is a mythical race discussed in movies and books and hailed as one of the hardest ever to win. The speedway is the largest venue in the world, where 400,000 people can be in attendance at once.
There’s a certain tradition behind the Indy 500 that makes it one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Check it out here.
How many laps is the Indy 500?
The race is composed of 200 laps covering 500 miles, and it lasts around 3 hours. For experts, the Indianapolis race is one of the toughest there is due to the number of laps and the concentration it takes not to make a mistake on repetitive mode. In addition to dry May weather and high temperatures that can affect drivers throughout the race.
Who won the last Indy 500?
IndyCar legend Hélio Castroneves won the last Indy 500 in 2021. The now 47-year-old Brazilian outdueled Spanish Álex Palou, 25, to win his fourth Indy 500, tying the all-time record for victories in the 500 mile race.
Here’s a list of all the All-time champions of the Indy 500.