The 99th annual Indianapolis 500 will take place on Saturday, May 23 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the folks at Wallethub put together an interesting list of facts about the iconic race.

Some of those facts include:

  • $3.5 million is the current value of the Indy 500 trophy.
  • $431 million is the Indy 500’s economic impact on the city of Indianapolis.
  • 14.5% is the percentage increase in the average ticket price from 2014.
  • There are six former winners in this years field and two first time drivers.
  • 40 is the age of the oldest driver in this years race.
  • There are 33 cars in the starting field.
  • 1.3 gallons of gas are burned by each car on each lap.
  • With all the people at the race, the speedway would rank as the 45th largest city in America on race day.
  • The average ticket price to this years race is $185.93.
  • The winner of this years race will make $2.49 million dollars.
  • 2.5 miles is the distance of one lap around the oval.

More interesting facts and information is available from Wallethub. Enjoy the race!