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Did you know there is a lake inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

This week’s Behind the Bricks segment gives race fans insight into the lake located inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that features repurposed history from the famed 2.5-mile oval, as well as how the other bodies of water on the property benefit the Racing Capital of the World. Zach Horrall, Social Media Specialist at the IMS, joined us today!

The lake was created during the construction of the Brickyard Crossing golf course. When legendary golf course architect Pete Dye re-designed Brickyard Crossing in the early 1990s, he needed elevation. He had tons of dirt excavated from the IMS infield to be used across the 18-hole course, which left a spot for a beautiful lake inside the track.

You can find more Behind the Bricks segments here.