Indianapolis Motor Speedway (iRacing)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Information
Location Speedway, Indiana
Country Us.png USA
Configurations
Oval Course
2.5 mi
4.02 km
Road Course
2.61 mi
4.19 km
Bike Course
2.62 mi
4.22 km


Information

The first motorsports competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway took place in 1909 in the form of motorcycle races and automobile races soon followed. When the track’s original surface of crushed stone and tar proved problematic, the owners paved the track with more than 3 million bricks, giving rise to the nickname: “The Brickyard.”

It wasn’t until Memorial Day of 1911, however, that the first 500 mile race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and won by Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp. What was destined to be known as the Indianapolis 500 quickly became one of the nation’s leading sports events in the 1920s and ’30s. To win the “Indy 500″ was to achieve instant notoriety, and the names of early winners like Tommy Milton, Louis Meyer and Wilbur Shaw are indelibly etched in the annals of American motorsports.

A nationwide ban on motorsports during World War II, however nearly spelled the end for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which lay in virtual ruin when a consortium headed by Indiana businessman Tony Hulman purchased the facility in 1945. Hulman and his partners invested heavily in the facility and expanded the spectator capacity to the point where IMS became the world’s largest sporting arena (in terms of permanent seats) and the Indy 500 the world’s largest single-day sports event with crowds regularly topping 350,000. The march of progress also included the gradual replacement of paving over the bricks, and by 1961 the resurfacing had been completed – all but the famous “yard of bricks” at the start/finish line as a tribute to the tradition of “The Brickyard.”

The 1990s saw major changes to the speedway. In 1994, IMS president Tony George (grandson of Tony Hulman) consummated an agreement with NASCAR to stage a stock car race – the Brickyard 400 – at the Speedway. Then in 2000, George brought Formula One racing back to the USA after a nine-year absence, staging the U.S. Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

To do so, however, required a massive renovation of the facility, including the construction of a road course that combined a portion of the oval with a twisting infield section. Although the F1 race would only last through 2007, the road course has since played host to MotoGP and sports car races as well as a stand-alone IndyCar race in early May. Together with the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400, this remarkable variety of events underscores the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s moniker as “The Racing Capital of the World.”

Configurations

Race Results

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Gb.png Richard Towler Us.png Brad Davies YoutubeButton.png
2011 Us.png Brad Davies Us.png Brad Davies
2012 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png Ray Alfalla
2013 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png Jon Adams Wheelmen Inc. YoutubeButton.png
2014 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png Ray Alfalla Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2015 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png Nick Ottinger Gale Force Racing YoutubeButton.png
2016 Us.png Kenny Humpe Ca.png Dylan Duval The TEAM YoutubeButton.png
2017 Us.png Zack Novak Us.png Zack Novak Lockdown Racing YoutubeButton.png
2018 Us.png Brad Davies Us.png Logan Clampitt Lockdown Racing YoutubeButton.png
2019 Us.png Jimmy Mullis Us.png Corey Vincent Team Renegades YoutubeButton.png

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Gb.png Richard Towler Fi.png Greger Huttu Gb.png Richard Towler Privateer
2011 Br.png Hugo Luis Br.png Hugo Luis Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2012 Br.png Hugo Luis Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2013 It.png Fulvio Barozzini Us.png Jake Stergios It.png Fulvio Barozzini Mortadella Motor Mission YoutubeButton.png
2015 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2016 De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2017 Us.png Mitchell deJong De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2018 De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png