IndyCar: Indy 500 nears sellout
–by Mark Cipolloni–
On Thursday morning during the annual operational press conference, Doug Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway stated that they’ve sold 230,000 of the 235,000 grandstand seats. This is the best crowd the Indy 500 has seen since the 2016 100th year race.
If you include the Snake Pit (~30k), infield mounds and suites, the estimated attendance for Sunday’s 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 should be over 300K.
”It’s honestly really good, but I think you’ve been able to tell every single day, like even rain out day, first day of practice,” said Conor Daly. “I thought I couldn’t even go outside without like there being a huge crowd of people there.
“So love that for the series. Love that for like just in general. I think there’s a lot of momentum. I mean, qualifying weekend, I thought that was one of the coolest qualifying weekend’s like in the last like 10 years that I can remember. So like I see a lot of great things and I hope like people can realize what we’re going to do on Sunday, I think is going to be really awesome.”