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The '00s BY THE NUMBERS
April 14, 2011
257,325 SEATS at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a 2004 Indianapolis Star report—the first time in the track's modern history that permanent seats were formally counted. Including spectators in the infield, an estimated 300,000 fans are present each year on race day.
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April 14, 2011

The '00s By The Numbers

257,325 SEATS at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a 2004 Indianapolis Star report—the first time in the track's modern history that permanent seats were formally counted. Including spectators in the infield, an estimated 300,000 fans are present each year on race day.

1,100 MILES driven in competition by Tony Stewart on May 27, 2001—500 in Indianapolis and 600 in Charlotte at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. Stewart finished sixth in the open-wheel race and third in the stock car competition. He is the only driver to complete both races in a single day.

5:40 TIME, in hours and minutes, following the '02 race before Helio Castroneves was declared the official winner. Paul Tracy said he passed the defending champion before a yellow flag fell on Lap 199, but officials ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to support his claim, making Castroneves the first repeat champ since Al Unser in 1970--71.

100 PERCENT, proportion of fuel-grade ethanol that has been used to power the cars in the Indy 500 starting with the 2007 race. In '06 the fuel mixture was comprised of 90% methanol and 10% ethanol, a change from the previous 40 years when the fuel used was strictly methanol.

24 INTERNATIONAL drivers, an alltime high, representing a record-tying 10 foreign countries in 2010's Great American Race.

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