Indy’s famous scoring pylon comes down (PHOTOS)


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:

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.