Brickyard kick-off day preview

CHEVY DAY AT THE BRICKYARD TO KICK OFF NASCAR WEEKEND AT IMS Driver appearances, interactive games highlight Allstate 400 at the Brickyard event INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, July 8, 2005 -- Fans of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard can kick off the ...

CHEVY DAY AT THE BRICKYARD TO KICK OFF NASCAR WEEKEND AT IMS
Driver appearances, interactive games highlight Allstate 400 at the Brickyard event

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, July 8, 2005 -- Fans of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard can kick off the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event with a variety of exciting activities, including driver appearances and interactive games, on Chevy Day at the Brickyard on Friday, Aug. 5.

The Chevrolet-sponsored, family-friendly event is taking place from 9 a.m.-noon on in the east lot of the Hall of Fame Museum in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield.

Admission to the Chevy event is included in the price of admission to the IMS grounds for the day's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard activities. General admission tickets for the day are $10 per person, free for children ages 5 and younger.

Highlights of Chevy Day at the Brickyard will include appearances by Chevrolet-sponsored NASCAR drivers, interactive games, racing simulators, NASCAR race cars, prizes, and automotive merchandise available for purchase. Live music also will be performed throughout the event.

A limited number of fans that complete a Chevy Test Drive at a participating central Indiana Chevy dealer will be eligible for a "Hot Lap" with a Chevy NASCAR driver on the legendary 2.5-mile IMS oval.

Test drives must be completed between July 17 and Aug. 4 and are available in limited quantities. Each voucher for a completed Chevy Test Drive is good for one "Hot Lap" and two admission tickets to the Speedway grounds for Friday's activities.

The complete lineup of Chevy NASCAR drivers appearing at Chevy Day at the Brickyard will be announced soon.

Practice sessions for the 12th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Aug. 5 are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. (local time). Public gates open at 8 a.m.

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Tickets: To purchase tickets, camping or parking for the 12th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, contact the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, (317) 492-6700 locally or log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

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