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Indianapolis 500

Race TitleIndianapolis 500
Series LongIndyCar Series
Series ShortICS
VenueIndianapolis Motor Speedway
First Race1911
First Series Race1996
Distance500 miles (804 km)
Previous NamesInternational 500-Mile Sweepstakes (1911 � 1915)
International 300-Mile Sweepstakes (1916)
Liberty Sweepstakes (1919)
International 500-Mile Sweepstakes (1920 � 1941, 1946 � 1979)
Most Wins DriverA. J. Foyt (4)
Al Unser (4)
Rick Mears (4)
Most Wins TeamPenske Racing (15)
Most Wins ManufacturerChassis: Dallara (10)
Engine: Offenhauser (27)

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The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May (specifically over the Memorial Day weekend) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it.

The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is more than 257,000 people, and infield seating raises capacity to an approximate 400,000.

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