Home to the Indy 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is worth seeing not only because it is home to the world's most famous car race (the Indy 500), but also because it is the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity for more than 200,000 people that at the time of the competition can be increased to nearly 400,000. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is located in a suburb on the outskirts of Indianapolis and is the main attraction of the city. It is popularly known as The Oval because of its peculiar, almost squared shape, or the Brickyard for its historical construction methods. At present, there is only a narrow strip of bricks at the finish area that the winner of each edition of the Indy 500 kneels to kiss.