MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The return of the NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series to the 2.5-mile oval will give race fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway three days to celebrate.
The Brickyard Weekend on July 19-21 will include three days of on-track action on the famed 2.5-mile oval.
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.
Qualifying sessions for both races will be run Saturday, July 20, followed by the Pennzoil 250 presented by Advance Auto Parts at 3:30 p.m. The Brickyard 400 presented by PPG will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
“With the return to the oval and celebration of NASCAR’s 30th anniversary at IMS, it’s only fitting that fans can enjoy three days of on-track action,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “As a thank you to our fans who have tickets to Saturday’s Pennzoil 250 presented by Advance Auto Parts or Sunday’s Brickyard 400 presented by PPG, they can add Friday to their Brickyard Weekend plans for no additional cost. And – as always – 15 and under are free.”
NASCAR celebrates 30 years at the Racing Capital of the World this year with the return to the oval at IMS.
The inaugural Brickyard 400 took place Aug. 6, 1994, with racing legend and Hoosier icon Jeff Gordon capturing the first of his five Brickyard 400 victories. The inaugural event was the first race other than the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge to be held at IMS since 1916.
IndyCar will not be part of the Brickyard Weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series will be on the streets of Toronto during that time for the annual Honda Indy Toronto.