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. We had the chance to take a guided tour around the track, and to see the day's NASCAR training. However, we found the training quite boring. With just a few cars on the track, there wasn't much to see. But the race, with all the cars competing on the short circuit, continuously overtaking eachother, must be quite a sight! Within the complex there is also the Hall of Fame which documents the historical legacy of this legendary sports circuit.
Last year I was fortunate enough to attend a private Ferrari race called "The Ferrari Challenge", organized by the U.S. Ferrari dealer. It's basically a bunch of people with a lot of money that lease giant race tracks to do some laps in a Ferrari 430. Since it was a private event, I was able to move around the speedway freely and see all the pits. It was really spectacular. In Homestead, Miami, there are NASCAR races and Formula Indy (my father was there in 2007 for the NASCAR). Here are some photos of the event.
Passing through the Discover Mills, right in front of the Lego store, we found this interesting circuit. What a surprise! It is the world's longest circuit and allows six remote control cars to compete simultaneously. I thought that the Scalextric brand was only in Spain, but here the best cars they offer are those that are compatible with Ninco. They rent cars to race, or you can pay a bit less and race your own car. They are friendly competitions, and there also are workers who are responsible for repositioning the car when it runs off the tracks. The cheapest fare is $ 3 dollars, about 2 euros for 5 minutes of racing. It is open every day and is a very exciting experience if you love Scalextric!
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a track about 20 kilometers from the city. It's an oval shape circuit and about 2,400 meters. Like everything in Las Vegas is possible to rent a luxury car and go round the circuit at full speed after completing a course. Maserati, Ferrari ... It's possible for €270.