IMS comments on 2005 NASCAR schedule

12th Brickyard 400 set for Aug. 7, 2005 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 14, 2004 -- The date for the 12th Brickyard 400 was set for Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, on the NEXTEL Cup Series schedule released May 14 by NASCAR. The Brickyard 400 will be the 21st...

12th Brickyard 400 set for Aug. 7, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 14, 2004 -- The date for the 12th Brickyard 400 was set for Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, on the NEXTEL Cup Series schedule released May 14 by NASCAR.

The Brickyard 400 will be the 21st of 36 races on the 2005 schedule. The race, one of the most prestigious and popular on the NASCAR schedule, comes after an off week in the grueling schedule.

"We're pleased with the date for the 2005 Brickyard 400," said Joie Chitwood, Indianapolis Motor Speedway senior vice president of business affairs. "The event maintains its traditional date of the first weekend in August, and teams and drivers will be fresh and ready to race after a week off, providing an even more exciting race for our loyal fans."

The 11th Brickyard 400 is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. Kevin Harvick is the defending champion of the race.

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Brickyard 400 tickets: Tickets for the 11th annual Brickyard 400 on Aug. 8, 2004, are on sale.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick