Up Next In THE Month of Races: Indy 500

May is the month of races, both the four legged kind and the wheeled kind. May starts out with the Kentucky Derby and ends with The Indianapolis 500 with The Preakness in the middle. The Indianapolis 500 is held in Speedway, Indiana, which turns into one big party city not only during the last weekend in May when it is held but during the time leading up to the big race.

The Indianapolis 500 is one of the three most significant motor sport events the world over. How many actually attend the race is never disclosed by the management but there permanent seating for more than two hundred fifty seven thousand spectators. On race day there is even seating in the infield, which is a party in itself, can raise the number of spectators to over four hundred thousand people. This means that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can crowd over a one hundred forty thousand people in the infield. That is one big party zone!
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This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and the post office is putting out a stamp to commemorate the anniversary. This would be a nice stamp to collect if you are into stamp collecting.

Danica Patrick was the first and only woman to lead nineteen laps in the 2005 race. In 2009 she made history again by finishing in third place which was the best finish for a woman. There have only been seven women drivers to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Women were not even allowed in the pit area until 1971. On the one hundredth anniversary, will a woman be the winner of the Indianapolis 500?

Other Indy 500 Headlines:
Alex Tagliani on Indy 500 pole
Gant Daily, on Sun, 22 May 2011 05:29:38 -0700

Indianapolis, IN, United States (AHN Sports) – Canadian Alex Tagliani enjoyed the biggest day of his racing career and he hasn’t even started the race yet. Tagliani won the pole Saturday for next Sunday’s 100th Indianapolis 500 IZOD IndyCar Series race …

Band exibe Especial Indy 500 neste domingo com Luciano do Valle
Band, on Sun, 22 May 2011 05:22:35 -0700

Neste domingo, a Band exibe, às 23h, um especial sobre a Indy 500, com narração de Luciano do Valle. A corrida mais tradicional dos Estados Unidos acontece no próximo domingo, dia 29, ea Band já acelera os motores com o Especial Indy 500. …

De Silvestro admits crash shook her
Racer, on Sun, 22 May 2011 05:20:28 -0700

Simona de Silvestro admitted she had second thoughts about getting back in the car for Indianapolis 500 qualifying after her ferocious practice crash, but was glad she made the decision to continue after qualifying 24th. The HVM driver sustained burns …

Servia sure of very strong race
Racer, on Sun, 22 May 2011 05:20:27 -0700

Oriol Servia says he is very confident for the Indianapolis 500 after putting his Newman/Haas car on the front row – as he had suspected qualifying would be tough for the team. The Spaniard is extremely upbeat about his race pace, but did not believe …

Dixon sure fuel glitch cost him pole
Racer, on Sun, 22 May 2011 05:20:27 -0700

Scott Dixon is sure that the Ganassi team’s fuel error cost him pole position for the Indianapolis 500, but said he would not hold it against his crew any more than they would resent a driver making a mistake. Both Ganassi cars ran low on fuel at the …