It's nicknamed "The Brickyard" for a very good reason
These days the track is surfaced with high-performance asphalt, but back in the old-timey days it was covered by 3.2 million hand-laid bricks. A yard-wide, track-spanning stretch of that original surface (naturally called the Yard of Bricks) serves as the Indy 500's start/finish line. Drivers traditionally kiss it after winning. And yes, it tastes like Victory.
No matter where you sit, you can't see the entire track
This is a big, big place. Some pros swear that sitting high on Turn 1 offers the best perspective, while others say that parking yourself on Turn 3 works best. The most desirable seats are inside the Panasonic Pagoda, a massive structure from which the race is controlled and scored. If you'd like a ticket, well, too bad. You can't buy your way in; you have to be invited.