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GET INSIDE ACCESS TO IMS THROUGH POPULAR 'GROUNDS TOUR' INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum will continue Grounds Tours in 2010 with a full schedule of dates from March through ...

GET INSIDE ACCESS TO IMS THROUGH POPULAR 'GROUNDS TOUR'

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum will continue Grounds Tours in 2010 with a full schedule of dates from March through November.

Tickets are available now for the Museum's popular Grounds Tour, which provides a great opportunity to entertain family, friends or clients with a 90-minute tour rich in IMS history and landmarks.

This year continues the Speedway's Centennial Era celebrations, marking the 100th anniversary of the Speedway's founding in 1909 and the 100th anniversary of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

Knowledgeable Hall of Fame Museum staff members serve as hosts for the Grounds Tours, providing tour participants with a narrated historical journey through the decades at the "Racing Capital of the World" along with visits to notable IMS landmarks normally open only to officials, drivers and teams during events.

Grounds Tour guests will visit the timing-and-scoring suite in the Pagoda, the Media Center, Victory Podium, Gasoline Alley garage area and the world-famous "Yard of Bricks" at the start/finish line.

Guests also will tour the Hall of Fame Museum and enjoy a ride around the famed 2.5-mile IMS oval in one of the Museum's comfortable tour buses, culminating with a stop at the "Yard of Bricks."

Fifty-five total dates are set for March, April, May, July, August and September. Dates for June, October and November will be added soon. Check www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com for more details.

2010 Grounds Tours get underway March 4 and continue on select weekdays and weekends. Tours are scheduled to depart from the Hall of Fame Museum four times per day on scheduled tour days: 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. (ET).

Times and dates of all Grounds Tours are subject to change.

The Hall of Fame Museum is located in the IMS infield, just inside the main gate (Gate 2) off 16th Street. Tickets for the tour also include admission to the Museum and are $25 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-15 and free for children age 5 and younger. Cash, travelers' checks, personal checks, Visa or MasterCard are accepted for Grounds Tour tickets.

Grounds Tour tickets and information are available by contacting Mary Geiss at the Hall of Fame Museum office at (317) 492-6747 or mgeiss@brickyard.com. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Museum, but space is limited and tours often sell out Special arrangements can be made for groups of 20 persons or more on dates other than those scheduled for Grounds Tours. Call the Hall of Fame Museum office at (317) 492-6747 for details.

2010 IMS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM GROUNDS TOUR SCHEDULE
(Dates subject to change; dates to be added for June, October, November)

March
Thursday, March 4
Friday, March 5
Saturday, March 6
Sunday, March 7
Thursday, March 11
Friday, March 12
Saturday, March 13
Sunday, March 14
Friday, March 19
Saturday, March 20
Sunday, March 21
Saturday, March 27
Sunday, March 28

April
Thursday, April 1
Friday, April 2
Sunday, April 4
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 23

May


Saturday, May 1
Sunday, May 2

July
Thursday, July 1
Friday, July 2
Saturday, July 3
Sunday, July 4
Monday, July 5
Tuesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 7
Sunday, July 11
Monday, July 12
Tuesday, July 13
Wednesday, July 14
Thursday, July 15
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18
Thursday, July 29
Friday, July 30
Saturday, July 31

August


Sunday, Aug. 1
Monday, Aug. 2
Tuesday, Aug. 3
Wednesday, Aug. 4
Thursday, Aug. 5
Friday, Aug. 6
Saturday, Aug. 7
Sunday, Aug. 8
Monday, Aug. 9

September


Thursday, Sept. 2
Friday, Sept. 3
Saturday, Sept. 4
Sunday, Sept. 5
Monday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 9
Friday, Sept. 10
Sunday, Sept. 12

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IMS tickets: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com at any time.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

-source: ims

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