• The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world's largest spectator sporting facility, with more than 250,000 permanent seats. If the seat boards from the grandstands at IMS were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 99.5 miles
  • The Indy 500 is the world's largest single-day annual sporting event, with an audience of over 4 million households around the world and up to 300,000 on-site spectators. That’s a lot of eyeballs!
  • Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Coliseum and Vatican City all can fit inside the IMS oval, which covers 253 acres
indy500 C21 Car
The No.21 CENTURY 21 car debuted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 11, when the track opened for practice. The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 took place on May 24, and was broadcast on ABC television.
The No. 21 car is driven by racing star Josef Newgarden. After capturing the 2011 Indy Lights championship, Josef Newgarden joined CFH Racing in 2012 and has returned in the No. 67 car for 2015.
The 2014 season was a successful one for the Tennessee native, who secured front row starts at Texas, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma and Auto Club Speedway. He earned his first Indycar Series victory at the 2015 Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama. Josef started ninth and finished ninth at the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 held on May 24th, 2015.
Fisher became the first woman to win a pole position for a major open-wheel race when she qualified fastest for the 2002 Belterra Casino Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Her lightning-quick lap of 221.390 mph remains the fastest lap on record at that track. Sarah was voted the most popular driver in IndyCar racing for three consecutive years.
After compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history, Fisher struck out as a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series when she formed Sarah Fisher Racing in 2008. The team scored its first victory in October 2011 with driver Ed Carpenter, and Sarah became the first female owner to win a race in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Sarah Fisher is in her eighth season as an IndyCar team owner, has been awarded “Indy’s Best & Brightest Leaders Under 40” and was voted “Most Popular Driver” four times in two separate series (IndyCar and NASCAR).

NEXT PRIX: GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA - SUNDAY AUGUST 30th, 2015. Catch the race on NBC television.