Drag Racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park

Built in partnership with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park has been the home of The World’s Biggest Drag Race since 1961.

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Indianapolis may be the Racing Capital of the World, but our need for speed doesn’t stop at the Indy 500. From dragsters and midget racing to muscle cars and pick-up trucks—if you can drive it, we’re gonna race it! 

In fact, the Lucas Oil Raceway Park is a haven for high-speed motorsports like drag racing. This 300-acre complex has its own paved oval, a 15-turn road course, and a quarter-mile drag strip, where drivers reach speeds of 330 miles an hour in just a blink of an eye. 

Throughout the year, Raceway Park hosts a variety of events for auto enthusiasts, including car shows, racing championships, and what they call “Wild Wednesdays”—where everyday drivers can race their own cars down the tarmac. 

But since 1961, Raceway Park has best been known for the NHRA U.S. Nationals—the most prestigious drag racing event in the world. Every Labor Day, thousands of racers roar into town for a taste of the action, while die-hard fans head down to the pits to watch their teams behind the scenes.

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