All posts by "Chris Jones"

April 27, 2015 - 0 Comments

All this week on The Blog, we’ll be looking ahead to next week’s second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Today, IMS staff photographer Chris Jones shares a favorite...

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December 22, 2014 - 1 Comments

Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff photographer Chris Jones shares his favorite images of the year from IMS and the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Will Power opened the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series...

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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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