Scenes From The 2018 Indy 500

With almost 250,000 fans and non-stop events, the Indy 500 is a sight to behold.

The IndyCar race at the Indy 500 is just a small piece of race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Daily concerts, fan experiences, historic cars on track, parades, presentations and an hours-long opening ceremony are all part of the mix. And that doesn’t even address the rest of the races and happenings throughout the month of May.  Here’s a look at some of the goings on at the track for race weekend. 

The Pagoda at Indy marks the center of the universe on race weekend at Indy., © Rip Shaub – All Rights Reserved
Danica Patrick prepares for final practice on Carb Day. The 500 will be her last race.
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The figure atop the Borg Warner trophy. 

Bands are omnipresent. In the infield, parading on the track, through the streets of Indianapolis and during the pre-race ceremony., © Rip Shaub – All Rights Reserved
Opening ceermonies kick into high gear after fans are cleared from the grid., © Rip Shaub – All Rights Reserved
Pit officials stand among the burnout skids on pit lane moments before the race start., © Rip Shaub – All Rights Reserved
A green flag marks a restart after a caution late in the race. , © Rip Shaub – All Rights Reserved