Sunday, July 23, 2006
When I visited the Hall of Fame Museum at the track a week earlier, the Grounds Tour was full. So, I booked my tour for my return trip to Indianapolis, before flying back to San Diego.
The Grounds Tour takes visitors on the track and lets them off the bus; on the regular tour is bus-only.
I didn’t, but several of my fellow tourists did what some drivers do… they kissed the strip of exposed brick at the start-finish line. Of course, the track is called The Brickyard because the racing surface was once entirely brick.
The tour also goes into the press box, winner’s circle and other back areas, normally only open to special folks during racing days.