NASCAR returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend

NASCAR makes its annual trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The NASCAR Cup Series will race on the IMS road course Sunday afternoon. The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm EST. Last year was the first time the Cup Series raced on the IMS road course. AJ Allmendinger won the race. Ryan Blaney finished in second place. “I remember growing up and watching my dad (Dave) run there as a kid,” said Blaney, a Team Penske driver. “And it’s even more special when I started driving for Mr. (Roger) Penske. His history behind that race track. And it was obviously a huge emphasis on going and trying to win that race. And now, since he owns that racetrack now , it’s even more of an emphasis.”Prior to last year, the Cup Series raced on the 2.5-mile oval when visiting IMS. “I felt the race that we put on last year was interesting,” said 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace. “And I was starting to figure it out by the end of it. And we were able to rally to 13th. So, I think we can even do better than that (this year).” It’s a busy weekend for racing up in Indianapolis. The ARCA Menards Series Reese’s 200 will take place at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday at 6 pm EST. Later that night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at the short oval with the TSport 200 presented by Crescent Tools. On Saturday, the IMS road course will host two races. The NTT IndyCar Series’ Gallagher Grand Prix will begin at 12:30 pm EST, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard scheduled to start at 3:30 pm EST.

NASCAR makes its annual trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.

The NASCAR Cup Series will race on the IMS road course Sunday afternoon. The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm EST.

Last year was the first time the Cup Series raced on the IMS road course. AJ Allmendinger won the race. Ryan Blaney finished in second place.

“I remember growing up and watching my dad (Dave) run there as a kid,” said Blaney, a Team Penske driver. “And it’s even more special when I started driving for Mr. (Roger) Penske. His history behind that race track. And it was obviously a huge emphasis on going and trying to win that race. And now, since he owns that racetrack now , it’s even more of an emphasis.”

Prior to last year, the Cup Series raced on the 2.5-mile oval when visiting IMS.

“I felt the race that we put on last year was interesting,” said 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace. “And I was starting to figure it out by the end of it. And we were able to rally to 13th. So, I think we can even do better than that (this year).”

It’s a busy weekend for racing up in Indianapolis.

The ARCA Menards Series Reese’s 200 will take place at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday at 6 pm EST. Later that night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at the short oval with the TSport 200 presented by Crescent Tools.

On Saturday, the IMS road course will host two races. The NTT IndyCar Series’ Gallagher Grand Prix will begin at 12:30 pm EST, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard scheduled to start at 3:30 pm EST.

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