Ahead Of This Month’s INDYCAR Race In Gateway, Track To Add $1-Million In Improvements

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to the Gateway Motorsports Park was met with rave reviews last August as an estimate crowd of 40k attended the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Now, ahead of the series’ second consecutive trip to the St. Louis area track, Gateway has spent an estimate $1-million on upgrades to the facility. Gateway 1.25-mile oval’s pit road received some fresh pavement in preparation for the August 24-25 INDYCAR Weekend, as paving included the entrance to pit road as well as pit exit. 

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Gateway Shows Improvements In Attendance And Viewership From Last Weekend’s Truck Series Race

One of the hottest race tracks in the country had a stellar weekend last week for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. Last year, the track really got taken notice of when they knocked it out of the park for the Verizon IndyCar Series race on the St. Louis area track. On Saturday night, the Truck Series race not only had a title sponsor (Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power) but they showed gains in attendance as well as ratings. 

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5 Storylines For Saturday Night’s Eaton 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take to the Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday for another under the lights show. This is the third straight race on the year for them in a four race consecutive week stretch. Here are five more storylines to watch for Saturday’s Eaton 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Crafton Looking To Get Out Of Slump At Track He’s Typically Struggled At

Since the early portion of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and up until this point, Matt Crafton has had some frustrating races. See, Crafton has 14 career Truck Series victories in 416 career starts. He also has landed inside the top 10 in 246 of those races. But, among his last 49 starts, Crafton has just one trip to victory lane. To further this point, that win came last July in Eldora, a dirt track. Crafton, was never known as a dirt racer but he added an…

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5 Early Favorites For Saturday Night’s Eaton 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

It’s another quote on quote standalone weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were off for Father’s Day weekend while the Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series teams shared the Iowa Speedway. This weekend, the XFINITY Series drivers are off and the Cup stars are out on the west coast in Sonoma. This weekend, the Truck Series drivers take to the Gateway Motorsports Park for what should be another thrilling show. Here are five drivers expected to contend for the…

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Gateway To Offer Tiny Houses For IndyCar Race Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway already announced that they’d be having Tiny House on the property for race fans to stay during the race weekend of May’s Indianapolis 500. Now, another track is doing the same. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will offer its INDYCAR fans the most unique lodging opportunity in all of motorsports. Instead of staying at a motel or camping out, fans will be able to live in a fully-functional house – albeit a tiny one – in the infield of the oval track. Try It…

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K&N Pro Series Added To IndyCar Gateway Weekend

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois on Friday, August 24, 2018. The inaugural Midwest Melee will be one of only two East-vs.-West combo races scheduled for the 2018 NASCAR season. (The other East-vs.-West combo race will be held at Iowa Speedway). The K&N Pro Series’ Midwest Melee — to be held on Coors Light Pole Night for the INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 — will consist of 150 laps (187.5 miles) with a halftime break. The approximate starting time for the K&N Series…

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Gateway Announces 2018 IndyCar Date, More Improvements, Earlier Start Time

Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2018 Bommarito Automotive 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018. The race is in its second year of a multi-year agreement with INDYCAR. The 2018 edition of the INDYCAR race at GMP promises to be bigger and better — with more entertainment for the fans — and will start one hour earlier (7 p.m. CDT). Coors Light Pole Night qualifying is slated for August 24, 2018. For the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series event, GMP has planned: A large display and exhibitions of vintage Indy…

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Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Huge Success, Track Reports Just 31 Total Complaints Out of 40,000+ Fans

INDIANAPOLIS – If you ask me, the entire Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park was a huge success. The entire team on both sides did a great job of promoting the event and it showed when 40,000+ spectators filled into the 1.25-mile track on Saturday night to watch the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. But, as always, some fans weren’t happy. Instead of basking in the huge success, they tried to bring the race down by complaining. See, that’s what race fans do best and that absolutely needs…

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