Beginning in 1994, the Brickyard 400 has become the sport’s most-attended event, drawing nearly 250,000 spectators to the inaugural race. The Brickyard 400 made history in 1994 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the only race to be run at the famous track other than the Indianapolis 500.
The event takes its name from the 1-yard stretch of bricks that run along the start/finish line of the track, and they are the last bricks that remain from the track’s original brick pavement that was laid down in 1909.
The Brickyard 400 is one of a few races that takes place each year at the end of July during an exciting Super Weekend at the Brickyard. In addition to the Sprint Cup series race, drivers from the Nationwide Series and Grand Am levels also run races during the weekend, so there is plenty for fans to see and do during their visit. Tailgating and camping packages are also available, which could give fans the unique chance to park their RVs or campers in the famed IMS oval to reap the benefits of one of the most unique views in American motorsport.
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