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What to Expect When Camping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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What’s Happening?

The Racing Capital of the World, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is home to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indy 500. The aura surrounding IMS is tough to explain in words, but when you are there, you understand the history surrounding you. This, paired with some fantastic racing, draws campers from all over the world to the Brickyard for race weekends.

  • Opened in 1909, IMS has hosted the biggest races in IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula 1, MotoGP, and IMSA.
  • The track is owned by NASCAR team owner and IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske, who purchased the facility in 2019
  • IMS is the world’s largest sports seating facility, and is the oldest continually operating racetrack in the United States.

Amenities & Highlights

Camping is available throughout many lots located at and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Available on many different surfaces such as pavement, grass, gravel and dirt, there are plenty of locations to choose from that are near your seating location.

Adjacent to the town of Speedway, Indiana, and with Indianapolis being nearby, a variety of dining options are only a short walk away or drive away.

Campsites are within walking distance of the highly popular Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum as well, which will give visitors a glimpse into the history of IMS and the IMS Hall of Fame.

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Electric hookups
  • Ice available for purchase
  • 20’x 20’ tent camping spaces,
  • 20’ x 40’ RV camping spaces
  • Grass or paved surfaces
  • 24hr check-in

Campground Details

Camping at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway features locations for RV and tent camping. Camping space sizes are below:

  • RV spaces are 20′ x 40′.
  • RV spaces in Lot 4A are 20′ x 50′.
  • Tent spaces are 20′ x 20′.
  • Daily vehicle spaces are 10′ x 20′.

Between midnight and the time the public gates open, campers must remain in their assigned campsite and must not enter any other part of the facility. No one can enter the gates, including to gain access to the camping area, between midnight and the time the public gates open.


  • Camping Type
  • RV, 5th-wheel, travel trailer
  • Pop-up tent
  • Prices
  • $70 for tent-$1,500 for infield/trackside
  • Sizes vary by lot
  • 20 x 45 – 60 x 45
  • Quiet Hours
  • 12AM-Gate Opening
  • Entry & Check-out Times
  • Thursday 7AM – Monday after race

Source: NASCAR Camping and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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