Aerial View, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1919

This image was reportedly taken from an airplane prior to the start of the 1919 Indianapolis 500, promoted that year as the "500-Mile Liberty Sweepstakes." Howdy Wilcox, a native Hoosier, brought his car home the winner as the military band played, "Back Home Again In Indiana," for the first time in Speedway history.
Check out other aerial views of the track elsewhere on First Super Speedway.
First aerial perspective.
Photo collection.
Artist rendering of conceptualized Speedway.
Famous postcard.

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