Central Indiana students spent Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Nearly 1,000 fourth graders made their way out to the Speedway for a special event. It was a culmination of the Indianapolis 500 education program that 320 schools participated in this year.
After learning about racing in Indiana in the classroom the students got to apply that knowledge at the track.
“We want to make sure kids understand the importance of racing in Indiana, hopefully get their parents and say 'I want to go to the race! Take me to the race this year!' and they can really grow up having this be a tradition for them," said Megan Bulla, Communications Director for the 500 Festival.
The students got to wave the flags, see an Indy car up close and learn about how drivers stay fit and healthy.
More than 21,000 students will make their way to the Speedway during April and May.