On Thursday, the New York State government announced that the Indians are bidding on the 2018 Indianapolis 500.
In the auction, the Indianapolis 500 will be played out for the second consecutive year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indianapolis 500 was played at Indianapolis Motor Raceway from 1875 to 1911, and the first and only race to be played at the track.
In 2016, the Indians won the race for the third time in six years.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Governor Andrew Cuomo said they hope to see the winning bid paid for, and that the team’s ownership group, the GCL, would not get to keep the $1.4 billion that it has received in federal stimulus funds.
The Indian team is also trying to make the final bid.
The Indians will also have to pay $400,000 for the first place finish at the final race of the year, and another $100,000 to the winner of the Sprint Cup Series championship.