Your Hero's Name Here 400
Date: July 26, 2015
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Location: Speedway, Indiana
The "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 is a Nascar Sprint Series event, that will be raced on July 26th, 2015 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The competitors will have to do a distance of 400 mi (643.73 km) in 160 laps.
The first race was run in 1994, it was known as Allstate Brickyard from 2005-2009 until Allstate Insurance pulled out the sponsorship. For 2013's event, Crown Royal became the new sponsor after signing a multi-year contract to be the title sponsor. Since it started it has become the most-attended NASCAR event, attracting over 250,000 fan a year; after Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400 is the second highest paying race in dollars in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
This year's heroe will be Jeff Kyle, 37, of Lorena, Texas is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant who served for eight years from 2000 – 2008 in the infantry and reserves. While serving with the 3rd Marine Division, Kyle received the Navy Achievement Medal for leading the first Marine detachment to transport a nuclear submarine through hostile waters. During his time in the military, Kyle was deployed to Iraq twice, Africa and several other locations overseas. When Kyle retired from the Marine Corps in 2008 he says “my military career didn’t start till I left because now I am able to truly serve my country through helping my fellow brothers.” As one of the founders of Texas Elite Tactical Academy, Kyle trains individuals about firearms safety through his passion to educate those in a safe environment.
Brickyard referes to the original course which was done in bricks in 1909, today still one-yard strip of brick remains exposed at the start/finish line.
The first track was built in 1909 and it was a 2.5 miles rectangular shape course, the very first event was a hotair ballon race. In August of 1909 there were a 3 day racing, the crushed stone and tar were so dangerous that the course was repaved with over 3 million bricks.
It formely hosted 3 separate race weekend, because of the poor attendance the management had to make other plans in 1911 and only doing only one large event. The first 500-Mile International Sweepstakes was held on May 30, 1911. In that year Ray Harroun, the winner of the 500-mile race took almost seven hours to complete it. While in 1990, Arie Luyendyk won the event in a two hours and 41 minutes record. Several NASCAR teams were invited to a one-day test session at the speedway by track president Tony George in 1993, and the inaugural Brickyard 400 was held one year later.
2015 Brickyard 400 Schedule
2015 Brickyard 400 Results