The 5 Things You Need To Know About The Indy 500

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The ladies are the ones to watch this weekend at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500.

 

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The Last Night’s Game Team


THE Five Things You Need To Know About The Indy 500

1. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also known as the Brickyard. It’s called the Brickyard because the track used to be made of bricks, which are still exposed under the asphalt at the start-finish line. It’s a tradition for the drivers to kiss these bricks before the race. We cannot confirm or deny if that’s where cold sores come from.

 

2. Kelly Clarkson has been a busy woman coming off the season finale of The Voice and host of the Billboard Music Awards. She’ll be at the Indy 500 this weekend serenading the crowd with her rendition of the national anthem.  

 

3. So long, farewell to Danica Patrick. While she was a NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) for the past seven years, she will return to her roots in IndyCar for the last race of her driving career. She holds the record for the highest Indy finish for a woman (third place) and is the only female driver to lead laps at both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 (NASCAR race). Will she take home a coveted win at Indy before retiring from racing for good? CHECK OUT HER NEW GIG

 

4. Move over Gatorade, milk is the drink of Indy 500 winners. The tradition, which involves chugging milk from a glass bottle after a win, began in 1936 with driver Louis Meyer. His go to victory drink was a refreshing glass of milk. The act was spotted by an overjoyed milk executive and the rest is history. MMM MILK

 

5. Indiana Jones may hate snakes but the snake pit is the place to be over Indy weekend. The snake pit is in the infield of the race track (which also boasts a golf course) and concerts goers can enjoy EDM (electronic dance music) concerts all weekend. Grab your glow sticks! SCHEDULE

- You can watch the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 27 at 12:15 pm EST on ABC.

 

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Driving in circles for 500 miles is great but what’s everyone talking about today at the proverbial watercooler? How about why Shaq and *NSYNC were a thing, which sport was left out of the top 100 and when your hall of fame plaque looks like Gary Busey? READ ON