The uniqueness of the figure eight race is defined
by the criss-crossing ribbon of asphalt that connects the corners of the
Speedway's 3/8ths mile Oval Short Track. The drivers' objective, in addition
to winning, is to find an opening in traffic long enough to safely cross
the intersection and maintain position. With speeds reaching and exceeding
55 mph, the camera's attention will be focused on the intersection, as
will the eyes of the live fans. Obviously collisions occur within this
area on a very regular basis, thus adding to the excitement of the race.