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You may already know Speedway as being the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis 500, the largest single-day sporting event in the world, bringing in over 300,000 visitors each Memorial Day weekend for decades. Yet Speedway is becoming a destination in its own right, celebrating local businesses and a strong racing culture complete with activities for every visitor. Located just under 6 miles west of downtown Indy, Speedway is a hub for Indy’s racing community, and you’ll see checkered flags in these small businesses all year round. 

Find the Vibe

EXCITING. COMMUNAL. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing may happen just one day a year, but the energy one finds in Speedway can be felt long past the month of May. Bustling restaurants and breweries line the main downtown sector, linked together with well-established pedestrian paths and corridors. 

Fast Facts

  • Named after Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Home of the Irvington Halloween Festival, where goblins and ghouls have been gathering since 1947
  • Frequented by Indy Locals Ed Carpenter and Jason Vansickle 

Speedway Highlights

The Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known as the greatest spectacle in racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For over a century the iconic oval has hosted the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500, in addition to so much more.


Food & Drink

Big Woods Speedway brings Big Woods’ popular pizza and gastropub fare and Indiana-made Quaff ON! craft brews and Hard Truth Distilling Co. to the heart of Speedway, Indiana.

Make yourself at home and enjoy incredible eats in ease from an upscale, yet casual menu with a twist on classic dishes.

This production craft brewery is built in the heart of the Indianapolis metro area located just minutes from downtown and in view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

How to Get There

  • Driving: Approximately 15 minutes via car from downtown Indy via 16th Street
  • Indy Go Bus Route 10: From downtown Indy to Irvington is a 30-minute bus ride via 10th Street

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