O'Reilly Raceway Park announces construction plans for office

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					O’Reilly Raceway Park announces construction plans for office
   INDIANAPOLIS — O’Reilly Raceway Park at                 improvement project. In 2001, a new dragstrip racing     through October, the facility hosts more than 120
Indianapolis officials have announced a plan for           surface was completed, replacing the strip with a        dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile
the next phase of the ongoing facility-improvement         660-foot concrete pad and laying new asphalt on the      dragstrip, a .686-mile paved oval, and a 2.5-mile road
project that has been underway for much of the             remainder of the track and shutdown area. Prior to       course. Home to drag racing’s biggest event, the Mac
last decade at the historic multipurpose                   the 2003 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, eight luxury          Tools U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the
motorsports complex.                                       suites were added along the top of the west-side         dragstrip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point
   In this phase, a new main office building will be       grandstands of the dragstrip, giving fans a unique       action, from national events to Street Legal
constructed prior to the start of the track’s 2009         perspective of the action on the famed quarter-mile      community programs. The oval track draws racing’s
racing season. This 7,500-square-foot structure will       track. In 2006, new soft barrier walls were added to     biggest events, including annual visits from the
replace the current office building, which has been        the oval. In early 2007, the facility, formerly known    NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR Craftsman Truck
in continuous use since the 1960s. Construction of         as Indianapolis Raceway Park, announced its first        Series, and three annual USAC races. The road
the new office building will begin in November.            facility entitlement with O’Reilly Auto Parts.           course provides a home for several racing sanctions,
   The new office building will be located directly off       One of five drag racing facilities owned and          such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for
of U.S. Highway 136, adjacent to the main entrance.        operated by NHRA, O’Reilly Raceway Park at               driving schools, corporate outings, and open-road
The building will feature 11 offices, ticket sales area,   Indianapolis was built in 1960 and has presented         tests for professional drivers.
a conference room, break room, work stations for           organized racing events since 1961. From March
seasonal interns, storage areas, and mail room. It
will also feature an area for retail souvenir sales and
display cases for O’Reilly Raceway Park memorabilia;
visitor and guest parking will be available outside
the building.
   “We believe the new office building will be the
face of O’Reilly Raceway Park for years to come,”
said Ron Anderson, general manager of O’Reilly
Raceway Park at Indianapolis. “This will be the first
structure our guests see when they enter the facility,
and it will be fitting of a world-class facility.”
   In 1998, new grandstands, suites, and a tower
complex on the front straightaway were completed at
the oval track, which included the repaving of the
entire oval surface as part of a three-phase facility-

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Description: Home to drag racing's biggest event, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the dragstrip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to Street Legal community programs.
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