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BIG MACHINE BRICKYARD 400
Racers, start your engines! NASCAR’s Big Machine Brickyard 400 will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Part of the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Big Machine Brickyard 400 will take place at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway – located just 15 minutes from the Indiana Convention Center. From Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon to Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne, some of NASCAR’s best have claimed victories at the Brickyard.
INDY RACING EXPERIENCE
The Indy Racing Experience allows for fans to get in an actual IndyCar Series Car with a professional driver! You can even get the opportunity to drive the car yourself around the 2.5-mile-long oval for 3 laps, with max speed hitting 130 mph. The experience only takes place 12-15 times a year so make sure to call ahead to book your reservation (currently not being offered over the dates of our trade show).
LUCAS OIL STADIUM
This state-of-the-art venue features a retractable roof and views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. The Lucas Oil Stadium is home to the Indianapolis Colts and seats over 63,000 people. Come get an up-close look as you take a one-hour stroll through the locker room, plaza, press box and even make it out on the playing field. Want to work up a sweat? Ask about the Family Skills & Drills Football Camp!
INDY CRAFT BEER
When in Indy, drink like the Hoosiers do! Indy is home to a load of truly unique breweries. Sip on modernity at Sun King Brewing Company on College Avenue then revisit tradition by walking down to St. Joseph Brewery, which is housed in what used to be a Catholic church! Walking not your style? CLICK HERE to check out the Indy Brew Bus or Brewery Bus Tours of Indianapolis to get your craft beer fix.
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY & MUSEUM
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is internationally famous for being home to one of the world’s largest sporting events, the Indy 500! The track has been open since 1909 and has hosted the Indianapolis 500 since 1911. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum holds the world’s largest collection of race, classic and antique cars, including some winners of the Indianapolis 500. The museum is open daily from 9am-5pm and adult admission is as low as $10.
BE THE “I” IN INDY
The “NDY” Sculpture has become a landmark in the city of Indianapolis. The structure moves semi-regularly and can be found either at the Indiana State Museum or Washington & Meridian Street. When you find it, all you have to do is place your feet on the footprints and become the “I” in Indy. Then, snap a picture and post to social media using the hashtag #LOVEINDY. During the dates of our trade show, the “I” in Indy will be located at the Civic Plaza in the Indianapolis International Airport, the Indiana Convention Center/Capitol Street Plaza and Indianapolis Zoo.
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