Alternate Directions to IRP for NHRA U.S. Nationals (Avoid Construction Delays)
19 August 1997
Alternate directions to IRP (to avoid heavy construction at the intersection of I-74, I-465 and U.S. Highway 136/Crawfordsville Road): From the north: U.S. Nationals fans can follow I-465 to either 10th Street or Rockville Road (U.S. Highway 36) and then take either road west to Raceway Road, turn right on Raceway and go north to Crawfordsville Road/U.S. 136, then left (west) 3/4 of a mile to IRP. Another option is to exit I-465 at 38th Street, and take 38th west to Dandy Trail, and then follow Dandy Trail south to Crawfordsville Road. Turn right on Crawfordsville and follow it west to IRP. Fans coming from the north via Interstate 65 can also take Indiana Highway 267 south to Brownsburg, then follow U.S. Highway 136 east from Brownsburg 3 miles to IRP. From the south (this includes fans coming from Indianapolis International Airport): Take I-465 north to Rockville Road or 10th Street, and follow the above-mentioned directions via Raceway Road. Fans can also take the 38th Street exit west to Dandy Trail, which was mentioned above. Another option is to take 56th Street west to Raceway Road, then Raceway south to Crawfordsville Road/U.S. 136, and Crawfordsville west to IRP. From the west: Fans arriving in Indianapolis via Interstate 70 or Interstate 74 can exit at State Road 267. From I-70, take SR 267 north from Plainfield to Brownsburg, then east on U.S. 136 to IRP. From I-74, take SR 267 south to U.S. 136, then east to IRP. From downtown: 1.) Take Washington Street west to Interstate 465, then north to Rockville Road, 10th Street or 38th Street. 2.) Or take Illinois Street north to 16th Street, turn left (west) on 16th and follow it past the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 16th will curve to the right several blocks west of IMS and turn into Cunningham Road. Follow Cunningham north to 21st St., and take 21st left (west) to Raceway Road. Turn right on Raceway and take it north to Crawfordsville Road, then left (west) 3/4 mile to IRP. Fans coming from the east should take I-465 around the city, and use any of the exits off I-465 that were mentioned above. Questions? Feel free to call IRP at (317) 293-RACE. We wish all NHRA Winston Drag Racing fans a safe trip to Indy!