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Definition of the Indianapolis 500 from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Indianapolis 500

 
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the best-known US car race. The event (500 miles/805 kilometres) is held each year on Memorial Day in Indianapolis. It began in 1911 and has always been at the Indianapolis Speedway. The cars that compete are called Indy cars. see also Unser