The Paddock is a long stand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that is in the
middle of the outside of the front straight.  It has several sections:

*  There is an upper deck called the
Paddock Penthouse.  It has a roof.  
The bottom (front) row is A and the top row is M.

NOTE: The Penthouse level was rebuilt in 2016 and an upper level was added.  
I will update information on this new area as soon as I can.  
The bleachers have been replaced with new Stadium-style chairs!

I've added a photo below to show you the new layout.  Also, there are now
elevators to take you up!

* There are two rows of metal chairs below it called the
Penthouse Press Box.  
These seats do not extend south of the Start/Finish Line.  
They have a roof and is protected from the wind, which might be bad on a hot day
when you want a breeze.  They have rows A & B.

* The Paddock seating is divided in two.  
--  The bottom section rows (B-T) closest to the track are the
Paddock Box seats.  
--  The upper rows (P_VV) under the penthouse, are called
Paddock Sections.

Lettering of rows begins at the bottom with "B" and progresses up to "VV"
excluding II

The Paddock offers views of the pits, the finish line and the award presentation
after the race is over.  

There is a big screen TV hanging over Gasoline Alley, and one located over the
Tower Terrace near the Pagoda Tower.

View photos from the 2006 Indy 500 when I sat in the Paddock Penthouse Box 30
The Paddock
In the map above, the left side is to the south.  This is where the section or box numbering begins.  
The Paddock ends at the far right.
The vertical lines you see in the stands are aisles.  There are two sections or boxes between aisles.
Here is an example of the view.  On the left is from a Paddock Box.  On the right is the Paddock Penthouse.
These photos were taken on Carb Day 2005
These 2 shots are from the Paddock Press Penthouse, which is sandwiched between the Paddock and the Penthouse.
These photos were taken at the 2009 Brickyard 400 by Andy J.
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Start / Finish Line
The paddock was originally built in 1911; it became a steel-and-concrete structure in 1946.
The current version was built as a double-decker section in 1961, enlarged in 1977 and
renovated from 1995 to 1998 and again in 2016.
The photo above shows what the Paddock Penthouse now looks like after the renovation in 2016.  
See how it has a new 3-row deck above?