One of the most historic annual sporting events in the United States is about to become even more so. That's because next weekend's Indy 500 is the 100th anniversary of the globally known racing event. After a few years where attendance plateaued, IndyCar officials announced that sales are up 7 percent on the weekend due to the historic nature of the race weekend. All corporate suites and hospitality packages have already been sold out.
Official festivities will also help celebrate the memorable weekend where upwards of 400,000 will attend the Indy 500. Celebrity appearances and historic pageantry are a typical part of the racing weekend, but a specific Indy 500 Legends exhibit and event are also expected to draw the crowds. Specifically cars driven in the very first Indy 500 will be driven by past winners, while the Hot Wheels Fearless event amps up the extreme side of things. Fearless At The 500 will attempt a world record jump early in the day to entertain fans.