IndyCars to converge in Baltimore

Oriol Servia, a driver for Newman/Haas Racing in on track action, will be racing in the Baltimore Grand Prix. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Sun Photographer / August 7, 2011)

Did you know IndyCars get less than 2 MPG? Here are some fun facts.



Miles of the Baltimore Grand Prix course


Number of turns on the IZOD IndyCar series Baltimore course


The number of tire pallets that line the circuit


Racer Dario Franchitti’s 2010 IZOD IndyCar series earnings


Racer Danica Patrick’s 2010 IZOD IndyCar series earnings


Miles per hour racers reach during the grand prix.


Number of fans expected to attend over the three days


Approximate number of laps around the track racers will make


Number of racers scheduled for the main IZOD IndyCar series race


Grandstand seats at the Inner Harbor, the Convention Center and at Camden Yards

Less than 2

Miles per gallon a car gets


Gallons of fuel per lap a car burns


Approximate pounds the front tire for the IndyCar series weighs


Degrees Fahrenheit the tread area of racing tires approach

Less than 3

Seconds it takes for a car to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph

$70 million

Amount city officials expect Baltimore businesses to rake in during the Grand Prix

Sources: Baltimore Grand Prix, The Baltimore Sun;;