For the ( Track ) Record

Welcome to For the (Track) Record, the official blog of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, where you get a “behind-the-scenes” look at how we run things around here. From highlights of collection pieces in the basement to insider views into our daily museum lives, we hope you enjoy getting to know more about us. Thanks for reading!

Focus on Museum Education

Education manager, Ana Wallace, shares how her love of science and history helps her focus on education at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

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Scrapbook Memories of IMS

IMS Museum collections manager, Roxie Dunbar, talks about how her early love of history and museums led to her caring for the Museum's scrapbook collection.

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Working at the World’s Greatest Speedway

Longtime IMS staffer and current IMS Museum fundraiser Peggy Swalls details her career working at the world's greatest speedway.

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The Roadster Era

Museum host supervisor, Bernie Sewell, talks about growing up in the Roadster era, his lifelong love of racing and Roadsters in the IMS Museum.

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Catalyst for a Career

Curator of vehicles, Jason Vansickle, on how his family, first "500" race, and interest in historic automobiles served as a catalyst for his museum career.

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Scratching that Mechanical Itch

IMS Museum restoration technician Nelson Cabrera explains how an engine rebuild scratches that mechanical itch during the pandemic stay-at-home order.

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Museum People

Have you ever thought about the people in a museum? I don’t just mean the people in paintings, photos and, in the case of the IMS Museum, the ones with their faces on the trophy. I’m talking about museum people - the ones who work there and the ones who…
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