Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Brickyard 400 presented by PPG is a crown jewel in the stock car racing circuit. Held at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 19-21, 2024, it's a race that draws on stock car tradition and pushes drivers to their limits. To purchase tickets to this iconic event, head to www.visitindiana.com/motorsports/.

A Race Steeped in History:

The inaugural Brickyard 400 took place in 1994, a momentous occasion that marked NASCAR's arrival at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a gamble at the time, venturing outside of NASCAR's traditional southeastern base. But the race proved to be a success, capturing the imagination of racing fans everywhere. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway itself boasts a rich history.  Nicknamed "The Brickyard" for the original brick racing surface (retired in 2008), the speedway has been the home of the Indy 500 since 1911. Holding both the Brickyard 400 and the Indy 500 on the same hallowed ground puts the venue in a league of its own.

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A Driver's Challenge:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers a unique challenge for NASCAR drivers. The track's layout is different from the typical ovals on the circuit, featuring long straightaways and tight corners that demand precision and focus. Winning the Brickyard 400 is a prestigious accomplishment, a testament to a driver's skill and ability to adapt.


A Legacy of Great Races:

Over the years, the Brickyard 400 has delivered its share of thrilling moments. One of the most emotional and memorable moments in NASCAR and IMS history took place at the 2005 Brickyard 400, when Indiana native, Tony Stewart, finally won at his home track, becoming the first Indiana-born driver since Wilbur Shaw in 1940 to win at IMS. TONY STEWART is the only driver ever to have won championships in both the IndyCar Series (1997) and the NASCAR Cup series, capturing that prestigious title in 2003, 2005 and 2011. As a native of nearby Columbus, Indiana, Stewart achieved a boyhood dream by driving in the Indianapolis 500 five times, earning a career-best finish of fifth after leading 64 laps in 1997. 

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Planning Your Weekend: 

Practice for both the NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 presented by PPG and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pennzoil 250 presented by Advance Auto Parts will be held on the afternoon of Friday, July 19. Friday tickets are Complimentary with the Purchase of Saturday or Sunday tickets. Qualifying sessions for both races will be run Saturday, July 20, followed by the Pennzoil 250 presented by Advance Auto Parts at 3:30 pm. The Brickyard 400 presented by PPG will start at 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 21. 

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a cashless facility. Please be prepared to complete your ticket, credentials, parking, concession and merchandise purchases with ease during your event via debit or credit card.

When you're planning your visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, please remember that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is undergoing a major renovation and will be closed until April 2025. The gift shop and track tours will still be available during renovations.

Enhanced security screening detection devices have been added to all pedestrian gates. While the additional screening is a simple process, fans are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to allow time to park and patiently make their way in through the gates.

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Still Got The Need For Speed?

Head over to the Motorsports Circuit IN Indiana to learn more about Indiana's eclectic racing history, diverse venues and upcoming races! 

Upcoming Events: 

July 19 – NASCAR TSPORT 200 Double header at Lucas Oil Raceway

July 19th Friday – Indianapolis Speedrome
Mini Late Model Oval & Figure 8, Street Stocks, Adult Faskarts, Legends
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July 20th Saturday – Indianapolis Speedrome
Hall of Fame Night, HARF Night, 44th Annual Sonny Thompson Memorial 100-Lap Outlaw Figure 8, Factory FWD Kidney Bean, Junior Faskarts, Ford Oval & Figure 8
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July 19 - Friday Night at the Dirt Track/Grub Getter 4 – Circle City Raceway (Marion County Fairgrounds)Crate Late Models, 600cc Outlaw Non Winged Micros, Circle City Raceway Steel Block Sprints, UMP Super Stocks, Enduro

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