The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is building a dirt track in honor of one of NASCAR’s most famous drivers. The temporary 3/16th-mile oval track is expected to be complete next week in celebration of Tony Stewart’s final race at IMS on July 24.
The speedway will showcase an exhibition race July 5 featuring several cars and drivers. Stewart, who is retiring at the end of the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be in town to promote this year’s Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard.
The track will be located inside turn 3 of the famed oval course. The two-time Brickyard winner told reporters in January he plans to continue different types of racing following his retirement from NASCAR.