All posts by "Chris Jones"

October 23, 2012 - 8 Comments

With Halloween around the corner, many people are thinking about their Halloween costume for this year.  Some are even making suggestions for their favorite athletes and celebrities.  What costumes do...

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June 6, 2011 - 8 Comments

Old time residents of the Town of Speedway and historians like Donald Davidson tell stories about Indy 500 drivers staying at houses in Speedway during the month of May.  This...

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April 6, 2011 - 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 2, I took advantage of the opportunity to run a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The event was the 2011 NCAA 4Kay Run.  The run was...

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March 24, 2011 - 0 Comments

One of the advantages of living in the Town of Speedway is that we are close to a number of the INDYCAR race shops.  The race shops are generally closed...

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March 19, 2011 - 6 Comments

Ever since my first visit in 1973 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (the predecessor to the current Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum), the Marmon Wasp has been...

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March 7, 2011 - 6 Comments

As I mentioned in my first post, one of my goals of is to highlight those things that make the Town of Speedway a great place to call home.  One...

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January 31, 2011 - 7 Comments

Many people believe that during the period between the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 and the inauguralBrickyard 400 in 1994, Speedway was host to only one race a year.  Although this may be...

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January 2, 2011 - 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, when “Speedway City” was first platted, Main Street was both the physical and economic center of the town.  The first retail building...

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December 7, 2010 - 5 Comments

As the Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the first Indy 500 in 2011, the hometown of IMS, the Town of Speedway, will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary. ...

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