“400 Fest” Acts Named, Schedule Revealed for Brickyard 400 Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The nightly lineups are set for 400 Fest, the new two-night concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 event, with global music superstar headliners Major Lazer on Friday, July 21 and The Chainsmokers on Saturday, July 22. Pretty Lights also was added to the Saturday lineup, as six acts will perform over two nights on the infield stage inside Turn 4 of the IMS oval. Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights, with performances starting at 7 p.m. The complete nightly lineup: •Friday, July 21: Major Lazer,…

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Biggest Takeaways from 2018 NASCAR Schedule

First off, I want to applaud NASCAR for their efforts in doing everything possible to trying to make their product better for the fans. From softer tires, different formats in races, new points, new playoffs, etc, they’re trying. Today’s schedule reveal was all about the fans. They talked and NASCAR listened. With that being said, here are my main takeaways from the unveiling. 

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NASCAR to Use Restrictor Plates In July’s XFINITY Race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR has confirmed reports that they will use restrictor plates for July’s XFINITY Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series announced the move on Thursday mornig. Also among those reports, are that if things go well enough for the XFINITY Series’ Lilly Diabetes 250 this year, that they will use the restrictor plates at the Brickyard 400 in 2018. 

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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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Rodney Childers Suspended 1 Race for Lug Nuts Not Properly Installed on Harvick’s Car at Indy

NASCAR has handed Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet team a P3 penalty following an infraction at the Brickyard 400 in which Harvick’s lugnuts on the tires of his Stewart-Haas Racing entry weren’t properly installed when inspected by NASCAR. Crew Chief Rodney Childers was fined $20k and suspended a race for the infraction, as he will not be at the Pocono Raceway this weekend as a result. According to the NASCAR rule book, the No. 4 team violated Section 12.1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and Section 10.11.3.4 (pit-road equipment) for lug nuts not…

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Despite Attendance Dip, Brickyard 400 TV Ratings Up, Don’t Look for Major Changes to Race for Near Future

INDIANAPOLIS – Its weird to think about, but we’re in a day and age in professional sports where each respective sports organization really no longer cares if people come to watch their games in person or not. Most teams/sports organizations make their money off TV ratings not gate attendance anymore. If you want proof of this, look no further than what’s going on in NASCAR right now. Attendance is slipping across the board at every track. Look at this past Sunday’s Brickyard 400 as a prime example. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway which holds 238,000 people in…

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Kyle Busch Dominates Brickyard 400 En Route to Indy Sweep

INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch will forever go down as one of the best drivers to ever race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Yes, will get me some slack from my IndyCar fans, but look at his stats. Today, he accomplished the unthinkable. Busch, started on the pole and won the NASCAR X-Finity Series race yesterday. Today, he not only started on the pole, but he led a race record 149 laps en route to the weekend sweep.

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