Welcome to my first post. Since it is Memorial day weekend it would not be fitting to make a post and not mention the Indianapolis 500 and how it influences every persons activities for the weekend here in Indianapolis. I on one hand will not be in attendance but I did some digging and found some new and interesting things about the race and the track.
The Average Indy Car travels at 220 MPH with an engine that produces 500-700 HP! Each car is an engineering marvel in itself and should be admired for being able to travel that fast for so long. I thought to myself with so many engineers needed at the race track there must be quite a bit of technology at the track. The track has been cabled with over 42 miles of cable to allow for the broadcast of the race. Within the Broadcast compound there is an additional 10 miles of cable. Together this cabling enables the IMS to broadcast the race to over 223 countries and reach over 292 million households. I wish I had more information about the cabling plant installed but the powers of Google don’t seem to reach into the depths of IMS to get me the facts about that kind of stuff.
Everyone enjoy the holiday weekend and stay tuned for another update next week.