Friday Five: The most popular place in Indiana for Instagrammers? IMS

Published On October 9, 2015 » 2209 Views» By John Schwarb » Blogs, Friday Five, IMS, Indy 500, Photography

There’s something about racing and Instagram. According to the travel site Busbud, the most-Instagrammed places in Georgia (Atlanta Motor Speedway), North Carolina (Charlotte Motor Speedway) and Texas (Circuit of the Americas) are racetracks.

Ditto Indiana, where IMS lords over all other stadiums and Hoosier landmarks for traffic on Instagram.

But why? The tremendous people-watching with a couple hundred thousand friends? The colorful show of racecars at top speed? The iconic buildings like the Pagoda and Hall of Fame Museum? The beauty of the place when there is no one around?


Here’s a few shots that caught our eye on a trip through Instagram today (along with the photographer and his or her comments). Can’t wait to see what’s posted next on the IMS account and elsewhere on Instagram.


@danielruyter A sea of people at the #indy500 is my pic for #traveltuesday. What a great experience the race was even for a non race fan. Who’s going to next year’s 100th running of the race?


@ckightlinger Here’s the diecast model of @pippamann’s #indy500 car next to the newly pinked start-finish line at the @indianapolismotorspeedway! The line will be pink all Oct. in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The little @indycar will be pink forever.


@harwoodphoto Taken during the pit crew challenge at the 2015 indy 500. #indycar #indy500


@paolounchained Pacin’ It In Indy


@nathanosmondLiving it up in #WinnersCircle at the #Indianapolis #Motor #Speedway in #Indianapolis #Indiana.


About The Author

John Schwarb

I joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway communications team in July 2014 and love sharing stories from the World Capital of Racing, particularly its rich history. Most of my professional career has been in racing or golf, so if I'm not in the IMS media center, the office at 16th and Georgetown or milling around Gasoline Alley, maybe I'll be standing over a birdie putt at Brickyard Crossing. Follow us at @IMS or drop me a line at @JohnSchwarb and come back to the blog often for more stories.


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