IMS Brickyard 400 news 2008-06-20

PLENTY OF FAN FUN SET FOR CHEVY DAY AT THE BRICKYARD JULY 25 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 20, 2008 -- Chevy Day at the Brickyard will be a major highlight of exciting, fan-friendly activities set for Friday, July 25 on the opening day of the 15th...

PLENTY OF FAN FUN SET FOR CHEVY DAY AT THE BRICKYARD JULY 25

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 20, 2008 -- Chevy Day at the Brickyard will be a major highlight of exciting, fan-friendly activities set for Friday, July 25 on the opening day of the 15th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Headlining the Chevrolet-sponsored event, which starts at 8 a.m. at IMS, will be Team Chevy Impala SS drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series appearing live on stage as well several of the Bowtie stars meeting fans at autograph sessions scheduled throughout the morning.

Admission to Chevy Day 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 Friday are $10 per person, free for children ages 5 and younger.

Chevrolet-sponsored NASCAR drivers appearing live on the Chevy Stage located in the Hall of Fame Museum parking lot will participate in question-and-answer sessions with emcee Riki Rachtman. Drivers expected to appear include Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and many more.

Autograph sessions with Team Chevy Members will take place in the Pagoda Plaza. The autograph schedule includes (drivers and times are subject to change):

9 a.m. -- Aric Almirola, Jeff Burton, Regan Smith, David Stremme, Steven Wallace
10 a.m. -- Clint Bowyer, Richard Childress, Casey Mears, Scott Riggs
11 a.m. -- Landon Cassill, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Scott Wimmer

Fans wishing to meet their favorite Team Chevy driver must have a wristband to get in line for an autograph. Wristband distribution begins at 8 a.m. in the Pagoda Plaza to the first 175 people in line for each session, all ages included. Each person only will be allowed to receive one wristband in total.

Selected Chevrolet NASCAR drivers also will participate in the RC Driver RC Challenge at the Brickyard race with radio-controlled cars in the Flag Lot, adjacent to the Pagoda Plaza.

Other activities on Chevy Day at the Brickyard include photo opportunities with the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Impala SS, displays of Chevy passenger cars and trucks, live music by the Jolie Holliday Band and more. All of these activities are part of the Chevy Fanfest in the Hall of Fame Museum lot.

Fans also will be able to test drive their favorite Chevy vehicles on the IMS road course between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. Participants will receive a free Chevy Day gift, and the first 200 people to take a test drive will receive a pass for a ride-along with a professional driver around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ride-alongs with a professional driver are from 8 a.m. to noon, weather permitting, and participants must sign an IMS waiver. Consumers must be 21 years or older to take a test drive and must present a valid driver's license with photo ID at registration. Drivers will need to fill out a "safe driver form" prior to taking the test drive.

Practice sessions for the 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on July 25 are from 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Public gates open at 8 a.m.

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Tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2008 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scheduled for Sunday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 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. (ET) Monday-Friday, while online orders can be made at any time.

Available reserved seats start at just $70. General admission Race Day access is available for the first time at this event through an IMS General Admission Season Ticket. The season ticket provides gate admission for a combined six days over the two remaining events this season at IMS, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, for just $120.

-credit: ims

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Scott Riggs , Scott Wimmer , Landon Cassill , Regan Smith , David Stremme , Clint Bowyer , Aric Almirola