IMS kicks off Brickyard 400 fan tour

NEW ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD FAN TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 25 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 24, 2007 - The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Fan Tour will travel through several states this summer to rev up fans of the annual NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series...

NEW ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD FAN TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 25

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 24, 2007 - The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Fan Tour will travel through several states this summer to rev up fans of the annual NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race July 29 at IMS.

A new feature for IMS, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Fan Tour is designed to increase excitement and awareness among NASCAR fans across the Midwest. The Fan Tour kicks off Friday, May 25 at the USAC Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis and continues through September.

"The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Fan Tour is a great new feature that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is proud to present to our fans," said Joie Chitwood, IMS president and chief operating officer. "This is a great opportunity for race fans to learn more about the Speedway and one of the premier events on the NASCAR schedule."

The Fan Tour will hit the road in a state-of-the-art trailer with high-tech displays and exhibits. Several featured exhibits include:

* A racing simulator that allows participants to sit in genuine racing seats.

* A cutaway of a NASCAR race car which reveals the inner workings of the car to fans.

* The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard trophy.

* Driver memorabilia, including helmets, fire safety suits, die-cast cars and autographed equipment.

* A computer terminal allowing fans to receive free insurance quotes from Allstate.

The Fan Tour has appearances lined up across Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, with more dates being added to the schedule. Log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com for updates.

Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Fan Tour Schedule

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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scheduled for Sunday, July 29.

Tickets can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parking and camping permits also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.

-credit: ims

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