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在印地安纳州的印地安纳波里参加赛事的赛车

 


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印地安纳州的印地安纳波里500
您可能听过「印地安纳波里500」,但您知道有些人将这赛 车的比赛地点称做「砖厂」(The Brickyard)吗?

建于1909年的印地安纳波里汽车竞速场,原是印地安纳州汽车制造商的新车 测试与比赛的地点。早年的汽车竞速场以砖块铺地,即使到了现在,大部分的砖块已经被替换掉了,但人们仍会称呼它为砖厂。

竞技场于1911年开放大众入场参观「印地500(Indy 500)「印地500是一场世界知名的汽车赛事,自此以后,几乎每年都会举办此一赛事 。超过300,000名观众会前来观看此一赛事,这也使得它成为世上最大的单日运动赛事。赛车轨道约为2.5英里,而赛事本身则有500哩长,因而,参加此一竞赛的赛车必须在轨道上绕行200 圈。


You've probably heard of the Indianapolis 500, but did you know that this auto race is held in a place that some people call "The Brickyard"?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally built in 1909 as a place where Indiana automobile manufacturers could test and race their new cars. In its early years, the Speedway was paved with bricks. Even though most of the bricks have now been paved over, people still call it "The Brickyard."

The Speedway was opened to the public in 1911 for the Indy 500, a world-famous automobile race that has taken place there almost every year since then. More than 300,000 people come out to watch the race, making it the biggest single-day sports event in the world. The track is 2.5 miles around. The race itself is 500 miles long, however, so the cars have to make 200 laps around the track to complete the race.

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