The city of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Motor Speedway both have taken big hits with the decline of the once-vaunted Brickyard 400. The race is still profitable, but much less so than in its glory days.
Leading up to the Brickyard 400 in July, Allison Melangton will be working 16 hours a day. Those will be relatively light days compared to the hours she’ll work in August coordinating gymnastics coverage for NBC.
Speedway officials are taking stock of the facility's performance on Sunday. While merchandise sales surged to an all-time high, many commodes backed up. Converting the media center to hospitality space also has been discussed.