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Indy’s famous scoring pylon comes down (PHOTOS)

Jun 30, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT

20 years after it went into service, the famous scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come down this afternoon as part of the track’s ongoing upgrades.

IMS plans to replace the 97-foot-high structure with a new LCD pylon next week according to NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis. The 1994 pylon went up to replace one that had been used since 1959.

Track president J. Douglas Boles and IMS posted their own series of tweets from the occasion:

A horizontal scoring pylon in pit lane after being removed from the IMS front stretch today.

A photo posted by Indianapolis MotorSpeedway (@indianapolismotorspeedway) on

Now comes the question of what they’re going to do with this thing. One figures that at least some Brickyard fans would be willing to pay a small sum for a piece of it.

  1. testover6370 - Jun 30, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Before the 500 this year they took down the big circular, horizontal score board behind the South Terrace. That thing was great for providing a shady spot to take a break. I hope they also replace it with something similar. Its twin on the north end still stands.

    • indycarseries500 - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      I hated the south one, ruined sight lines, the north one is a few yards back and isn’t right on top of the track so it doesn’t block sight lines.

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