Indianapolis announces updated race weekend schedule – Nascar

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that its Brickyard 400 race weekend will be condensed to two days of on-track activity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

 

Practice and qualifying for NASCAR’s premier series now are scheduled for Saturday, July 22, bookending the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Monster Energy Cup Series is slated for 6:15 p.m. ET, after the XFINITY Series’ 3:30 p.m. ET start (NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

Indy’s annual Brickyard 400 follows Sunday, July 23 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The news follows similar announcements of condensed weekend schedules made by Pocono Raceway and Martinsville Speedway in recent weeks.

 

Friday’s slate at Indianapolis will now feature a pair of practice sessions for the XFINITY Series. That opening day will also feature a fan fest with interactions with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and the traditional Hauler Parade through Main Street in Indianapolis.

 

This year’s running will mark the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 24th visit to the historic 2.5-mile track. Kyle Busch has won the prestigious 400-miler the last two years.

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