Speedway

OVERVIEW

Known as the “Racing Capital of the World”, Speedway is a separate town within Marion County. However, despite the town being only 7 miles from the center of The Circle City, it still maintains independence with its own police and fire departments, Town Hall, public library, utilities departments, and school system. Unlike many of Indianapolis’ surrounding communities, Speedway has a growing number of single residents and many of its homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s.

LOCATION

Speedway is a separate city in Marion County located in Wayne Township. It is known for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race; the Brickyard 400; and the United States Grand Prix. The City of Speedway is located seven miles from Indianapolis and six miles from the Indianapolis International Airport.

POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)

City: 12,881
County: 860,454 – Marion County

UTILITIES

Electric: Indianapolis Power & Light – 317-261-8261
Gas: Citizens Gas – 317-924-3311
Water: Indianapolis Water – 317-639-1501
Sewage: Speedway Sewer – 317-248-1446
Telephone: AT&T – 800-742-8771

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police: Speedway Police Department – 317-244-9543
Police: Marion County Sheriff’s Department – 317-231-8200
Police: Indiana State Police – 800-225-8576
Fire Department: Speedway Fire Department – 317-244-9543
Post Office: United States Post Office – 800-275-8777
Library: Speedway Public Library – 317-243-8959

MEDICAL

Indianapolis: Indiana University Hospital – 550 University Blvd. – 317-274-5000
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Hospital – 2001 W. 86th St. – 317-338-2121 (E)
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis – 8111 Township Line Rd. – 317-415-8111
Indianapolis: Community Hospitals

NEWSPAPERS

Indianapolis: Indianapolis Star – 317-444-4000
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Business Journal – 317-634-6200

AIRPORTS

Indianapolis: Indianapolis International Airport

SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)

Websites: Department of Education – 317-272-2920
Websites: www.speedway.k12.in.us – 317-272-2920
Elementary: Allison Elementary – 5240 W. 22nd St. – 317-244-9836
Elementary: Fisher Elementary – 5151 W. 14th St. – 317-241-6543
Elementary: Newby Elementary – 1849 N. Whitcomb – 317-241-0572
Elementary: Wheeler Elementary – 5700 Meadowood Dr – 317-291-4274
Junior High: Speedway Junior High – 5151 W. 14th St. – 317-244-3359
High School: Speedway High School – 5357 W. 25th St. – 317-244-7238

RECREATION

Speedway is the home of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Brickyard 400, and the United States Grand Prix, each held annually. The 1-1/2 mile oval race track is built on 539 acres of ground. The Speedway Museum and Hall of Fame houses memorabilia from over a half century of 500 Mile Race history. Speedway has two golf courses, a country club, several community centers, tennis courts and racquet clubs.