Thursday, May 23, 2013

Indy 500 Essentials

The Indy 500 is a huge racing event held annually in Indianapolis. It's considered The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and a sporting event you should attend at least once in your life. It's held on Memorial weekend every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just west of downtown Indianapolis. It's regarded as the world's largest sporting event in terms of capacity seating 257,000 people in the stands and potential for 400,000 in the infield.

I've been to track numerous times for 500 related events. In college I worked catering in the suites. In my previous job I hosted clients as my company sponsored a racing team. But the most fun I've had was as an attendee in the infield. The infield is a party like no other! It's best described as a huge tailgate. Anything goes. It's an all day party!

The last few years we have chosen to have BBQ's at home instead of attending and that's what we are doing this year as well. But if you plan to attend here is what you will need.

Indy 500 What to Wear

Typically race day is super hot and unless you are have seating in a suite, you will want to wear as little of clothes as possible. Flat shoes are a must because that place is huge and you will be walking all over. Things get crazy, so I suggest a swim suit because you never know you might spill beer on yourself or find a slip n slide somewhere. (both happened to me) Since it's Memorial weekend it's a good time to show your pride for 'Merica, hence the flag shorts. Don't forget your sunscreen! Hope you have a blast!

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!


 Slip N Slide 2010

2008 infield

2010 yard of bricks with my Dad on carb day.


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