When the Brickyard 400 was moved from it’s July date to the early portions of September it garnered a lot of attention. But, I think motosports fans are really discounting just how much action that the Indianapolis area is going to be treated to. Now, with the most recent announcement for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host a two-day USAC Midget race on its property as well, the entire Circle City becomes the motorsports Capital of the World for nearly two straight weeks in September.
What Motorsports enthusiasts forget is that the week prior to the Brickyard 400 is the US Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway. The annual event is the most prestigious race on the NHRA schedule. It all starts on Friday Aug. 31 and ends on Monday, Sept. 3. Then, two days later is the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 USAC Midget event at IMS on Sept 5 and 6. The two day show should garner a ton of attention that week too.
On Friday, IMS’ oval is open for business for NASCAR XFINITY Series practice as well as the Hauler Parade that evening. Once that’s done, head back to Lucas Oil Raceway for the ARCA Racing Series’ 200 Lap event on Friday night. On Saturday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars will practice twice and qualify to set the field for the Brickyard 400 while the XFINITY Series drivers will qualify and race their 250 Mile event that afternoon too. Again, once action on the track concludes, head back west again to the Lucas Oil Raceway, this time for the USAC Silver Crown race on the .686-mile short track.
On Sunday, the Brickyard 400 wraps up 10 days of action packed high energy racing.
Find me somewhere else that has it better.