10 Great Racetracks as Seen From Space – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Wired Article

Racetracks pretty much look the same from the grandstands or on television — a vast expanse of asphalt on which drivers do battle. Seen from space, though, you can appreciate their form and the skill it requires to drive them at the limit…Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana. Sure, it’s essentially four left turns. And it is home to the Indianapolis 500. But if you think that’s all it is, you are sadly mistaken. It is the stage upon which some of racing’s greatest dramas have been played out. It is where triumph and tragedy transpire in milliseconds. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is rare in American motorsports, for it is history. Built in 1909 as a testing facility for auto manufacturers, The Brickyard has been the home to more historic races than possibly any other single track in the world. That’s the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on the right, with 14 holes adjacent to the backstretch and four inside the “oval.” Image: GeoEye

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