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Originally, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was used as a test facility for the Indiana car industry. Following a series of races held in 1909, the track was paved with 3,200,000 bricks giving it its current nickname "The Brickyard". This 2.5 mile oval-shaped track is found in Indianapolis, Indiana and hosts the Indianapolis 500 - one of the most famous races in the world. It has 12 degree banking in the turns.
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