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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Speedway, Indiana
County of Marion.
4790 West 16th Street
National Register Number: 75000044
Resource type: District.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - sports facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Speedway.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Constructed in 1909, this is the only reasonably intact early 20th-century high-speed auto race course in the country, and the oldest continuously operated automobile race course anywhere. It has long been the premier auto racing site in the United States: Since 1911, it has been the site of the Indianapolis 500, one of the largest single-day spectator sporting events in the world. The Speedway has also made significant contributions to automobile design, performance, technology, and safety.

The facility is constantly being maintained and undergoing changes but has maintained its basic integrity

Ongoing signage updating.

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