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10 off-track escapes for local flavor on Speedway’s Main Street

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When the engines quiet down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Main Street Speedway hums with its own unique rhythm. Whether you’re fueling up, looking for fashion finds, or craving a sweet treat, Speedway offers a pit stop for every taste.

For Food:
Indulge in classic favorites at Charlie Brown’s Pancake House and Dawson’s on Main, or opt for newer Speedway newcomer Brozinni. A staple of Indy’s pizza scene, the joint boasts thin-crusted, puffy-rimmed pies that have won over locals for 15 years. With a recent renovation at its South Emerson Avenue flagship and its second location celebrating its upcoming three years in Speedway, this cozy pizzeria is a must-visit.

For Fashion:
Three Sisters and a Trunk curates a diverse collection sourced from Los Angeles, offering everything from vintage books to trendy rompers. Owners Toni Meyer and Marie Hall bring a touch of West Coast style to Main Street.

For Gifts:
Race fans get that the thrill of May is a year-round affair. B. Erin Designs, nestled in Speedway, features a range of products from home decorations to fashion accessories and candles, perfect for expressing your Speedway spirit at any time.

To Shake:
Indulge in a decadent milkshake at Fundae’s to cool off from the late-May heat. Ask for a chocolate-dipped glass and top with an array of treats, it’s a sweet sensation not to be missed.

To Sample:
Foyt Wine Vault sets the scene for a romantic evening, with red and white flights served amidst memorabilia honoring racing legend A.J. Foyt. Private wine-tasting sessions add a touch of exclusivity to this Main Street gem.

To Race:
Get your adrenaline fix at the Dallara IndyCar Factory, where visitors can explore the inner workings of auto racing. From touring the facility to testing a street-legal two-seater car, there’s plenty to satisfy your need for speed.

To Sip:
Daredevil Brewery delights beer enthusiasts with its award-winning IPA, Lift Off. With a $2 growler discount on select days, it’s the perfect place to savor freshly brewed beer along Main Street.

To Play:
Speedway Indoor Karting offers high-speed thrills on a European-style racetrack. Keep an eye out for pro drivers like Conor Daly, who occasionally stop by for a practice run, or join the Sunday Night Knock-Out League for some competitive fun.

To Drink:
Big Woods Speedway channels rustic charm with its log cabin aesthetic and lively country music. Indulge in pulled-pork nachos and Quaff On! beers while soaking in the atmosphere at this local favorite.

To Refuel:
Recharge with a cup of coffee at The Spark, a cozy café sourcing beans from local Indianapolis roasters. Whether you’re a Speedway local or visitor, it’s a welcoming spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon on Main Street.

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