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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Beyond the 500

I am still reeling that I had the chance to catch up with the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, J. Douglas Boles during his busiest month of the year.  With the Indy 500 behind us Boles gave me a peek into what we have coming up during the rest of summer 2015.

The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational brings the mystique of antique automobiles straight to the speedway. Last year, 700 cars made an appearance at the event. This day of family fun includes open paddocks where anyone can see, touch, and even sit in these quintessentially classic cars.

The Rolling Stones will be playing the speedway on July 4th as a music stand alone event that I’m sure will be one for the history books. With such a storied and versatile venue like the motor speedway, why not explore all it has to offer? To ensure that the Indianapolis 500 celebrates a 200th Anniversary, Boles plans to preserve the time-honored traditions of the track while also bringing about changes that guide the IMS into the future.

Boles is an amazing speaker and, for most of our time together, I was happy just to listen to him tell me stories about the motor speedway.  About the  moments before and after the checkered flag drops, racing fans and, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, but more importantly I wanted to look towards the rest of the summer and what is still to come.

After the vintage race and the Rolling Stones, we have the Brickyard 400.  The race is currently part of the Super Weekend at the Brickyard, which features races for the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the United SportsCar Championship.

If you missed the segment on IN the Loop about my chat with Doug Boles check out the video below.  And don’t forget to watch me, Erica, every Sunday night at 11:30 on WISH-TV 8.  Keeping you IN the Loop of everything that is Indianapolis.

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