IMS Details Brickyard 400 Weekend
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has revamped its annual Brickyard 400 weekend. This year’s event will include a first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series road course race at IMS, a new infield camping option and a concert from country-rock band Florida Georgia Line.
For the first time, the event will run on July 4 weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Last year, Florida Georgia Line performed for a crowd of 25,000 inside Turn 4 at their IMS debut and they will return July 4 to put on another show for race fans. IMS says a list of other performers is set to be released soon.
A fireworks show will also be on the books for the Fourth of July weekend event. IMS says the festivities won't conflict with the city's display, so Hoosiers will be able to see both.
Infield camping will be available to attendees inside of Turn 3, along with a lineup of gourmet barbecue vendors at the track to simulate an All American-style cookout for fans to enjoy.
To culminate the weekend, on July 5, NASCAR drivers will race for the first time on the 2.5-mile IMS oval during the NASCAR Xfinity Series road course race.
"Pennzoil has enjoyed success on and off the track during its partnership with race teams at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the decades, and we're eager to open a new relationship with the Racing Capital of the World by sponsoring the first NASCAR road course race at the track," said Patty Lanning, Shell Lubricants, Vice President, North American Marketing. "Every driver will want to make American racing history by winning this inaugural Xfinity Series road race on the Fourth of July at IMS. It's going to be a great event."