Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s purpose is to preserve and share one of the world’s premier collections of automotive and motor racing vehicles and artifacts, with special emphasis on the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

Located within the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum collection encompasses automobiles and artifacts representing more than a century of Indianapolis 500 culture, drama and competition, plus vehicles representing NASCAR, Formula One, American short-track racing, drag racing and motorcycles.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame – comprised of drivers, team owners and personalities who have had a significant impact on IMS – is also housed at the Museum. The Museum was known as the IMS Hall of Fame Museum until 2015; this name has been fully retired and replaced by IMS Museum.

The IMS Museum is operated by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) entity, which relies on individual memberships, sponsor partners and philanthropic donations for much of its operating budget.

The IMS Museum also derives vital funding from IMS track tours as well as hospitality, corporate and special event rentals of the facility.

The IMS Museum is run by President Joe Hale, who is responsible for every aspect of the Museum’s operations, curatorial duties and endeavors, programming, communications and advertising, corporate partnerships, philanthropic initiatives, and membership growth.

The Museum includes a Board of Directors, for which Robert R. Dyson serves as board chair. Connie Lund serves as treasurer and Jeffrey B. Smith as secretary.

Official website:

Main phone:         317-492-6784

IMS Museum Hours:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET) – March-October

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ET) – November-February

Contact Info (including requests for logos and other brand materials):

Eric Powell | Director of Communications