24 Hours at Indy | 1999
A look at the Indy 500, America's most famous auto race, hosted every Memorial Day in Indianapolis. Drivers, mechanics, beauty queens and 350,000 spectators converge to create an amazing spectacle. The track itself hasn't changed much since it was built in 1909, although the original bricks that gave "the brickyard" its name have long since been replaced. Though the race is over 90 years old, the preparation that goes into each event seems to increase exponentially every year. The show interviews sports reporters, public relations people, blimp operators, mechanics, vendors and loads of rabid fans to reveal what it is that makes the Indy 500 the greatest race in the world.