IMS Unveils New Brickyard Schedule

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the schedule for the Brickyard 400 weekend in July. IMS says on-track activities for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take place over a condensed two-day period.

Practice and qualifying for the Brickyard 400 will take place Saturday July 22 with the race the following day. Saturday will also include qualifying and the race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Practice for that race will take place Friday, July 21.

The race weekend also includes a new Friday Fan Fest with NASCAR drivers and the Hauler Parade.

"This new, fan-friendly schedule packs all of the on-track action of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series into Saturday and Sunday," said IMS President Doug Boles. "Friday's focus will be on providing engaging opportunities for our spectators, as NASCAR XFINITY Series practice and Fan Fest activities kick off one of the biggest weekends of the season for IMS and NASCAR."

The full Brickyard 400 weekend schedule is below:

Friday, July 21
1-1:55 p.m.               NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice
 3-3:55 p.m.              NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice
 Afternoon/Evening   Friday Fan Fest and Hauler Parade

Saturday, July 22
 9-9:55 a.m.               Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice
 11-11:55 a.m.           Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice
 12:45 p.m.               NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying
 3:30 p.m.                 NASCAR XFINITY Series race (100 laps)
 6:15 p.m.                 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying

Sunday, July 23
 3 p.m.                       Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race (160 laps)

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