INDY 500 live stream. Indianapolis 500 goer Tracy Copeland pulled into the infield at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday morning with a van packed with food, booze, plants, artwork, books, throw pillows and a juicer, among many other things. She was moving in for the weekend.
For $3,000 – which includes tickets to the race, parking and other amenities – fans are living in a few hundred square feet with as many as four people in a house. Some have lofts with queen-sized beds; some have pullout couches. There are full-sized refrigerators as well as mini ones. And once a day, the plumbing is cleaned out and water supply replenished.
The tiny houses appeal to fans who want to stay inside the 2.5-mile race track but who also want something more than the traditional glamping – which was still offered with dozens of luxury tents – or even regular camping. And they definitely don’t want to fight traffic to the track every day.
certainly not everyone living in the tiny houses moved in like she did, several people still brought grills, griddles or Dutch ovens, plus tents, portable picnic tables and outdoor furniture to maximize the small plot of land assigned to each house.
But among the many benefits of this living situation that is no longer remotely close to camping, everyone FTW spoke with agreed on one critical feature.
“A/C is key because you don’t know what kind of weather you’ll get,” said Dan Shaw, a Lebanon, Indiana resident who said he’s been coming to the Indy 500 since 1966. He and his buddy, Rod Richards – who’s from Richmond, Indiana and said he’s at his 40th Indy 500 – took advantage of glamping for the last several years. But they remembered how excruciatingly hot it would get inside the tents.
The close friends and former reality TV teammates are starting side by side in the last row of the ”Greatest Spectacle in Racing” – farther back than any previous winner. It’s their first time competing against each other since racing around the world together seeking $1 million last fall. It’s not the starting spot either wanted, but both have a chance to make history.
Daly doesn’t have a full-time ride in the IndyCar Series this season. The 26-year-old Daly will make his NASCAR debut in August when he jumps into a Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing and competed in the Xfinity Series race at Road America in Wisconsin