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Brickyard Weekend is back with IndyCar and NASCAR



Indianapolis, Indiana – Back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is Brickyard Weekend.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the IMS road course will be dominated by drivers from IndyCar, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series.

“What I love about this weekend is that it’s the only place you can get NASCAR and IndyCar all at the same racetrack,” Doug Boles, IMS president, said on Daybreak Friday.

Many IndyCar fans will attend the race to see if leader in points Alex Palou can maintain his advantage over the field. Palou prevailed in four of the five May races. He has a 126-point advantage over six-time series champion Scott Dixon and an advantage of 84 points over Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden going into the weekend.

“(Palou) told me he’s focused on winning, not just worried about the championship. But I think a lot of the other drivers, Josef Newgarden in particular, have to win,” said Boles. “So there’s going to be a real urgency for the NTT IndyCar Series drivers to get to the front if they’re going to catch Palou in the championship.”

Many drivers will be vying for a spot in the postseason chase as the road to the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs draws to a close.

“On the Cup side, they’ve only got a few more races before they get into their playoffs. So, for a lot of drivers who haven’t won a race, it’s really important that they win,” Boles said. For some of those drivers that are really good on the road course, this is a great opportunity for them to solidify themselves in the playoffs.”

This weekend at IMS, more than 100 drivers from all three series will compete.

Purchases can be made online or in person at the IMS ticket office on 16th Street for all three days of the racing action.

On Saturday and Sunday, ticket prices increase and start at $40. Children under the age of 15 are admitted free with a paid adult.

“It’s going to be a smaller crowd than the 500, so I encourage people to come and bring their kids and enjoy the activities,” Boles said.

If you’re a race fan going to IMS this weekend, get there early, make a plan, and give yourself plenty of time to pass through security.

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