Brickyard 400 Schedule Scaled Back to 2-Days

INDIANAPOLIS – An exciting new schedule, race format and fan activities will deliver more NASCAR action and thrills than ever to the Brickyard 400 race weekend July 21-23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All on-track action for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will take place over a condensed two-day schedule, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Practice and qualifying are set for Saturday, with the 24th annual Brickyard 400 at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday. A full schedule of speed Saturday also will include qualifying and the race for…

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Pagenaud Always Trying to Bring His “A-Game” No Matter a Past Champion or Not

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud won the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship last year. It was the first championship of his IndyCar career. Now, that he’s a champion, how much pressure will there be to repeat? The aerokits had a freeze in the offseason, and he’s entering his third season with Team Penske. He should dominate again right? But, do those expectations bring extra pressure? Do the higher expectations of now being a champion change how one races? Pagenaud don’t think so. “It doesn’t really matter if you were a champion this…

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