2010 BRICKYARD 400 SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 25 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 -- The 2010 Brickyard 400 will take place on Sunday, July 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 20th race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule released Sept.
2010 BRICKYARD 400 SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 25
INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 -- The 2010 Brickyard 400 will take place on Sunday, July 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 20th race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule released Sept. 15 by NASCAR.
The 17th annual NASCAR mid-summer marquee race at IMS follows a rare weekend off for stock car racing's premier series. Before the break, the series will have raced at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, July 10 and will head to Pocono Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 1, the week following the Brickyard.
"We were very happy with this year's Brickyard 400 from a fan and competition perspective after a challenging event in 2008," said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. "We received very positive fan response after the race, which also was reflected in strong ticket renewals for the 2010 race. Everyone at IMS is looking forward to another great event next July."
Jimmie Johnson earned his third Brickyard 400 victory in the last four years in 2009, driving the Lowe's Chevrolet to victory by .400 of a second over Mark Martin. Johnson continued the streak of every Brickyard 400 winner earning a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the same season as his Indy victory since the Chase started in 2004.
Johnson will try to match Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon as a four-time Brickyard 400 winner in 2010.
NASCAR will announce race starting times and television network information for its events at a later date.
IMS tickets: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com at any time. Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.