Walter Christie

100 Years Ago: When the Brickyard Was Young


One hundred years ago today, December 18, 1909, saw the Indianapolis Motor Speedway stage its second day of official time trials - ever - on the newly paved track. As the press and public witnessed the massive construction project involving 3.2 million bricks the nickname "Brickyard" was quickly promulgated throughout the city and across the country.

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