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12-14-2016, 12:23 PM
Indy “Brickyard” is completed - Dec 14, 1909 - HISTORY.com (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indy-brickyard-is-completed)

On this day in 1909, workers place the last of the 3.2 million 10-pound bricks that pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana (a town surrounded by the city of Indianapolis). Since then, most of that brick has been buried under asphalt, but one yard remains exposed at the start-finish line. Kissing those bricks after a successful race remains a tradition among Indy drivers.