Indy 500

Adam heads to The Brickyard in Indianapolis for the ingenious tailgate inventions, creative race-themed food and die-hard fans of the Indy 500. Since the first running of the race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become the largest single-day sporting event in the world, attracting a staggering 600,000 fanatical race fans. And with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's numerous camping and parking lots, its tailgating scene is equally rowdy and massive.

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Adam Richman at the Indy 500
Adam Richman at the Indy 500

Adam Richman at the Indy 500

Adam takes a photo with the Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition Convertible that made its debut at the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 960 1280

  

The Borg-Warner Trophy, named for American automotive supplier BorgWarner, is permanently on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. 960 1280

  

Indy 500

Indy 500

There’s no telling what you might see at the Indy 500 ... including a Scottish marching band. 960 1280

  

Indy 500

Indy 500

Adam meets a devoted Indy 500 superfan. 960 1280

  

Coke Lot Campers

Coke Lot Campers

In Lot 1C, Indy's infamous party lot, Adam joins the tailgate of the Coke Lot Campers. 960 1280

  

Indy 500

Indy 500

Since the first running of the race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become the largest single-day sporting event in the world, attracting a staggering 600,000 fanatical race fans. 960 1280

  

Indy 500 tailgate

Indy 500 tailgate

One of the tailgates Adam stumbles across has one of the most unique vehicles he's ever seen: an out-of-service ambulance that's been converted into a mobile party wagon, complete with track lighting, a built-in keg and a working siren. 960 1280

  

Mini kegerators

Mini kegerators

The tailgates can get creative -- case in point: custom-painted mini kegerators. 960 1280

  

Indy 500 tailgate

Indy 500 tailgate

Adam heads to the lots around the speedway to immerse himself in the Indy 500's tailgate scene, where he discovers handcrafted remote control car races. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman at the Indy 500

Adam Richman at the Indy 500

Adam gives a speech to the superfans of Indy, thanking them for their hospitality. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman at the Indy 500

Adam Richman at the Indy 500

On race day, Adam joins the crowd and takes a picture with a fan. 960 1280

  

Indy 500 tailgate

Indy 500 tailgate

Adam judges the amazing culinary creations at one of the tailgate’s annual dessert contests, which includes a cake that resembles the American flag when sliced. 960 1280

  

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

With a seating capacity of over 250,000, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the highest capacity, stadium-type arena in the world. 960 1280

  

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