Photo shows view from space of record-breaking crowd at 100th Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS– For the first time, the Indianapolis 500 was completely sold out. The record-breaking crowd packed the track last week to watch as 33 cars took part in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

As fans watched the race, a satellite captured a photo showing the massive crowd.

DigitalGlobe, who claims to be the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data and analytics, used their GeoEye-1 satellite to capture this incredible photo from the speedway from space.

The company says at least 350,000 spectators can been seen in the photo. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not released any official attendance numbers from race day.

For comparison, DigitalGlobe also shared a photo of a much less crowded IMS.