Home to the popular Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’S Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a historic racing circuit in Speedway, Indiana. With a permanent seating capacity around 235,000 and infield seating, upping capacity to around 400,000, the motor speedway is ranked as the highest-capacity sports venue worldwide. Our hotel near Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located only a 15-minute drive away, offers business, leisure, and event guests comfortable accommodations, and a close proximity not only to the Motor Speedway, but a variety of other top nearby attractions.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, embodying a rich history, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and was named as a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It is a unique attraction because it’s the only site of its kind to be affiliated with automotive racing history. It was Indianapolis businessman, Carl G. Fisher, who envisioned building the American Speedway in 1905 after assisting racing in Europe, and noticing just how advanced automobile design and craftsmanship was abroad.
Over the past century, the speedway has hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix, the Moto GP, the Lilly Diabetes 250, and served as the opening ceremonies for the 1987 Pan American Games. Today, our hotel near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues to host guests who are looking to attend the top racing events and visit the museum, which is home to the Auto Racing Hall of Fame.