INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR has Daytona Speedweeks in February. There’s not just a ton of races at the Daytona International Speedway down there in late winter, but there’s also short track racing at New Smyrna, Ocala and other places around Central Florida as well.
Well, the week of the Indianapolis 500 is becoming its own “speedweeks.”
Obviously there’s the ‘500 on Sunday, but there’s also five other support races around the Indy area as well. One of those five is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race. That 40 lap/100-mile event is held on Carb Day (12:30 p.m. ET).
But, there’s three USAC sanctioned races to go along with a sprint car race at Anderson Speedway on the night before the ‘500 too.
It all starts Wednesday night at Terre Haute for the USAC Sprints in the Tony Hulman Classic. Then, the USAC Silver Crown Series will take to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the 63rd Running of the Hoosier Hundred.
After that, on Friday night is the 67th annual Carb Night Classic USAC Silver Crown race at the Lucas Oil Raceway. It’s the second year the race will be run on Carb Night, as the previous years from 1946-2015 it was annually held on the night before the ‘500 with the USAC Midgets.
On Saturday, the sprint cars will take to the high banked Anderson Speedway for the 69th annual Payless Little 500.
USAC is doing a superticket for the first three races and can be purchased here
Tony Hulman Classic, Hoosier Hundred, Carb Night Classic and Little 500 all in a span of four days.