“Traditions” opens January 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Exhibition celebrates the traditions of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, January 27, 2022 – “Traditions” opens at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on January 29, 2022. The exhibition displays the many iconic traditions of the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and at the Indianapolis 500.

In the first of five new exhibitions planned for 2022, “Traditions” explores everything from tailgating and concerts to The Command and “Back Home Again in Indiana”. Guests can relive their favorite rituals and customs by exploring photography pieces, video displays, music, and memorabilia on display.

“I believe “Traditions” will be one of the most popular exhibitions ever produced by the IMS Museum because it is about our fans,” said Joe Hale, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. “Everyone has their own and favorite Indianapolis 500 race day traditions, and we hope to showcase and celebrate them all, from the 6:00 a.m. cannon blast signaling the opening of the track to the celebratory drinking of the milk. We are honoring the traditions the Indianapolis 500 is built on.”

In addition to the pieces on display, guests can take advantage of the two photo opportunities with a tailgating and Snake Pit backdrop. A playlist featuring music from the numerous bands that have performed at the track can be heard throughout the exhibition.

“Traditions” opens to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29. Admission to the exhibition is included in museum admission and free for members.



January 29, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Museum Hours:  November – February, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March – October, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.