Weekend Schedule Unveiled For Brickyard 400


The weekend schedule has been set for the return of the Brickyard 400 in July. (Chris Owens/Penske Entertainment photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – When NASCAR returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s historic 2.5-mile oval in July for the 30th anniversary of the inaugural Brickyard 400, fans will get three days’ worth of on-track action.

Announced Wednesday by IMS President J. Douglas Boles, a three-day schedule will be utilized for the Brickyard Weekend at The Racing Capital of the World, headlined by the Brickyard 400 presented by PPG for the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, July 21.

Practice for both the Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will kick off the extravaganza on Friday, July 19, with all race tickets for both divisions including complimentary access to Friday’s practice day.

For those only wishing to attend practice, tickets will be $25.

Saturday will feature qualifying for both tours and the Xfinity Series’ Pennzoil 250 presented by Advance Auto Parts, which takes center stage at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The Brickyard 400 is set for Sunday, July 21, at 2:30 p.m. ET, live on NBC, the IMS Radio Network (in conjunction with the Performance Racing Network), and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

“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,” 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.

“As always, [fans aged] 15 and under are [admitted] free!”

This year marks the return of NASCAR stock cars to the IMS oval for the first time since 2020. Each of the past three years, Brickyard Weekend has been held on the track’s 2.439-mile infield road course, as part of a tripleheader program with the NTT IndyCar Series.

Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 at IMS in 1994, the first of his record five Brickyard 400 victories (’94, ’98, 2001, ’04, ’14). Kevin Harvick, now a color analyst for NASCAR on FOX after retiring from full-time racing at the end of last year, won the most recent Brickyard 400 held in 2020.

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