Auto Racing has long been a popular sport worldwide, and especially in the United States. Currently there are two major Auto Racing Series. There is stock car racing, which is headlined by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and there is open-wheel racing, whose top level is the IZOD IndyCar Series. Thanks to a now repaired fracture in open-wheel racing, NASCAR became the one of the country's most viewed professional sports over the last decade. They always draw huge crowds to tracks all over the country, so you have to act quickly to get NASCAR Tickets. IndyCar Tickets are a little easier to come by, unless you’re talking about the famed Indianapolis 500, which routinely draws in excess of 250,000 spectators to the Event each year. NASCAR also stages a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Brickyard 400 – which is always held late in the summer.
The Indy 500 is the preeminent Auto Race in the world, and is often referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It is also considered the largest crowd to attend a sporting event on a yearly basis. In excess of 250,000 race fans converge on Speedway, Indiana, during the month of May to watch the fastest cars and most skilled drivers in the country cross the historic yard of bricks during practice, qualifying, and race day. The Indianapolis 500 is always staged on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, but has on occasion been pushed back to Monday, or even Tuesday, because of inclement weather. Spanning 2.5 miles around, when the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway becomes saturated by rain, it takes hours upon hours to dry off. Even something as slight as a sprinkle could be cause for pulling the race cars off the track and into the garage. When you purchase Indianapolis 500 Tickets, you can choose to either sit in the grandstand, which can give a great vantage point to see the most on-track action, or you can purchase general admission seats, which consists of a blanket on a grassy mound. Called the infield, and located on the inside of Turn Three, the general admission seating is the cheapest way to catch a glimpse of the IZOD IndyCar action, and is also a great place to socialize and drink adult beverages. The winner of the Indianapolis 500 traditionally drinks a jug of milk after entering the winner's circle, and has his name engraved on the Borg Warner Trophy. Recent winners of the Indianapolis 500 include Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish Jr., and Scott Dixon. Famous female race driver Danica Patrick had perhaps her best race ever at the 2005 Indianapolis 500, leading 10 laps and finishing fourth.