IMS Brickyard 400 adds track time

ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD FEATURES ADDED TRACK TIME Local start time set for 2:30 p.m. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 -- The 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weekend, Aug. 4-6, will provide more on-track action for fans of NASCAR...

ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD FEATURES ADDED TRACK TIME
Local start time set for 2:30 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 -- The 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weekend, Aug. 4-6, will provide more on-track action for fans of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series racing, as an additional 30 minutes of practice time have been added to the 2006 schedule.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will play host to an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing, beginning with two practice sessions on Friday, Aug. 4, which again will be Chevy Day at the Brickyard. Qualifying and two practice sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, with the 13th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard race at 2:30 p.m. (local time) Sunday, Aug. 6.

Tony Stewart scored an emotional victory and fulfilled his lifelong dream of winning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Stewart will attempt to defend his very popular, exciting win in this year's race.

The stars of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will take to the 2.5-mile oval Friday, Aug. 4 for practice sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Chevy Day at the Brickyard also will return to the Friday schedule. There will be appearances, autograph sessions and question-and-answer sessions with many NASCAR Chevy personalities. Details of this event are forthcoming.

NASCAR qualifying is scheduled to begin at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, followed by practice sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Saturday practice sessions have been expanded from 45 minutes in the past to this year's one-hour format for each session.

Driver introductions for the 13th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard get underway at 2:10 p.m., followed by the start of the 160-lap race at 2:30 p.m. The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports and the IMS Radio Network.

Tickets are on sale for the 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Fans can order tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or at the ticket office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, while online orders can be made at any time.

Reserved seats start at just $35.

<pre> 2006 ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD SCHEDULE (All times local, subject to change)

Friday, Aug. 4        Chevy Day at the Brickyard
1:30-2:30 p.m.          NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice
3:30-4:30 p.m.          NASCAR NEXTEL Cup final practice
TBA                     Chevy Day at the Brickyard activities

Saturday, Aug. 5 10:10 a.m. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying (two laps, all positions) 1:30-2:30 p.m. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice 3:30-4:30 p.m. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup final practice

Sunday, Aug. 6 2:10 p.m. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver introductions 2:30 p.m. 13th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (160 laps/400 miles)

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart