Indy IRP Night before the 500 news

IRP BRINGING BACK RESERVED SEATING FOR THE 60TH ANNUAL COCA-COLA USAC NIGHT BEFORE THE 500 INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2005) Because of the tremendous response from the fans, Indianapolis Raceway Park will once again offer reserved seating for the...

IRP BRINGING BACK RESERVED SEATING FOR THE 60TH ANNUAL COCA-COLA USAC NIGHT BEFORE THE 500

INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2005) Because of the tremendous response from the fans, Indianapolis Raceway Park will once again offer reserved seating for the 60th annual Coca-Cola USAC Night before the 500. The reserved seating will be in the 200 section of seats in the grandstand on the IRP oval.

"When we introduced this program in 2004 we knew it would be successful but we didn't realize how many people would take advantage of it," stated Ron Anderson, general manager of Indianapolis Raceway Park. "This program allows people to purchase their tickets in advance so they don't feel rushed during the busy month of May."

The Coca-Cola Night Before the 500 is a month of May racing tradition with past winners including A. J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Aaron Fike and 2004 winner Ron Gregory. Drivers scheduled to appear are Bobby East, Dave Darland and Dave Steele.

The cost for the reserved seats will be $25.00 per person and general admission seats will remain at $20.00. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at the IRP box office, any Ticketmaster location or by calling 317-291-4090.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , Dave Steele , Ron Gregory