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The first wooden Pagoda was built in 1913. It was torn down the day after the race in 1925.
After the first Pagoda was torn down, it was replaced by a second wooden one that was finished before the 1926 race.
The second Pagoda was replaced by a tall, steel and glass structure that stood until 1998.
The current Pagoda has modern facilities for race control, timing and scoring and radio broadcast booths.
 
A.J. Foyt became the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 4 times (1961, 1964, 1967, and 1977).
Janet Guthrie became the first female to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 1977.
Brickyard Crossing, an 18-hole championship-caliber golf course, opened to the public. 4 of the holes are located within the infield at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The inaugural NASCAR Brickyard 400 race was won by Jeff Gordon on August 6, 1994.
Arie Luyendyk established the one-lap qualifying record of 237.498 mph and the four-lap record of 236.986.
Buddy Lazier won the race and became the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 under the Indy Racing League flag.
Marked the
100th Anniversary
of the first
Indianapolis 500.
Hear what historian Donald Davidson has to say about the IMS Pagoda.
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The Checkered Flag close

is waved at the end of a race, qualification or practice session.

The Red Flag close

is waved to signal the race must stop immediately.

The White Flag close

is waved to signal the last lap
of the race or qualification.

The Green Flag close

is waved at the start of a race, qualification or practice session
and all restarts after a caution or
red-flag period.

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is waved to signal a faster car is
trying to pass.

The Yellow Flag close

is waved to signal hazardous conditions on the track.

The Black Flag close

is waved to direct a driver to
go to the pits on the next lap
to meet with race officials.

 
 
 
 
 
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Flag Flag
 
 
 
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The IMS Medical Center functions like an emergency room during events to treat drivers, crew members, officials and spectators.

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The Brickyard Crossing Golf Course has 4 holes inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The electronic scoring Pylon at the IMS is 92 feet tall.

 
 
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