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.

 

2

Miles of the Baltimore Grand Prix course

13

Number of turns on the IZOD IndyCar series Baltimore course

650

The number of tire pallets that line the circuit

$3,007,055

Racer Dario Franchitti’s 2010 IZOD IndyCar series earnings

$367,305

Racer Danica Patrick’s 2010 IZOD IndyCar series earnings

180

Miles per hour racers reach during the grand prix.

110,000-120,000

Number of fans expected to attend over the three days

80

Approximate number of laps around the track racers will make

26

Number of racers scheduled for the main IZOD IndyCar series race

90,000

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

Less than 2

Miles per gallon a car gets

1.3

Gallons of fuel per lap a car burns

18

Approximate pounds the front tire for the IndyCar series weighs

212

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; racing-reference.info; getracinginfo.com

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