Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Track Length: 2.5 miles
Race Length:400 Miles
First Race:Aug. 6, 1994 - Brickyard 400
Banking:9° (Corners); None (Straights)
Lengths:3,330 feet (Frontstretch); 3,300 feet (Backstretch)
Seating:250,000

Track History

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 24152
Speedway, IN 46224

Ticket Office
(800) 822-4639

Cup Qualifying Record
Casey Mears, Dodge, 186.293 mph; August 7, 2004

Cup Race Record
Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 155.912 mph; August 5, 2000

History
Prior to testing by NASCAR Cup Series drivers, no one ever really thought stock cars would run on the hallowed racing surface of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Brickyard.

While world-famous for one of open wheel racing's most prestigious events, The Indianapolis 500, it didn't take long for Indianapolis to become world famous for another event, The Brickyard 400. In 1994, stock cars competed on the legendary circuit for the first time.

The fanfare leading up to the event includes the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Grand National Division and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series providing support races, along with USAC Silver Crown Series drivers, at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

When raceday arrives, and the command to start engines is given, it's not the whine of turbo-chargers that's heard but the ground-shaking roar of 43 V-8 powerplants roaring in unison. A sound some thought would never echo through the stands of the Brickyard.

Directions & Parking

From downtown: Take Meridian St. North to 16th St., turn left on 16th and go 4.3 miles. Track is on right.

From Indianapolis International Airport: Take the Airport Expressway to I-465 north, then follow I-465 north to exit 16A/Crawfordsville Road. Take Crawfordsville two miles. Track is on left.

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