Your Hero's Name Here 400

Date: July 24, 2016
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Location: Speedway, Indiana

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, "The Brickyard," is one of the most popular race tracks on the NASCAR schedule, and one of the most famous racing venues in the world! Join us as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indy in July 2016 for the Brickyard 400!

The term "Brickyard" is a reference to the nickname historically used for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When the race course opened in 1909, the track surface was crushed stone and tar. That surface was the cause of numerous and sometimes fatal accidents, so the track was repaved with 3.2 million bricks in time for the inaugural Indy 500 in 1911, giving rise to the name Brickyard. Over time the bricks have been covered with asphalt, and now only a one-yard strip of brick at the start/finish line remains exposed.

From 2005 to 2009, the race was known as the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard under a naming rights arrangement with Allstate Insurance. From 2011 to 2014, Big Machine Records was the presenting sponsor. Since 2011, Crown Royal has been the title sponsor of the race; Under Crown Royal sponsorship, the race has also been part of Crown Royal's "Your Hero's Name Here" program, in which the race is named after an armed forces member or first responder nominated by fans. Accordingly, the 2015 race was branded as Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.

The names of the winners of the Brickyard 400 are inscribed on the PPG Trophy, which is permanently housed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 on August 6, 1994. He is the most-successful driver in the history of the race, with a record five victories and three pole positions. Hendrick Motorsports has been the most successful team with nine total wins and five poles.

Track Details

Completed : 1909 Frontstretch : 3,330 feet
Distance : 2.5 miles Backstretch : 3,330 feet
Shape : Oval Seating : 250,000+
Banking : 9° turns / 0° straights

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.


2016 Brickyard 400 Schedule

Friday, July 22
08:00 am - Public Gates Open
08:00 am - 06:00 pm- IMS Midway Open
08:30 am -Chevy Driver Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
09:30 am - 10:30 am - Chevy Driver Autograph Session #1 - Legends Row
10:35 am - 11:30 am - Chevy Driver Autograph Session #2 - Legends Row
12:00 pm - 01:25 pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice
01:30pm - 02:55pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
03:00pm - 03:55pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice
04:00pm - 05:25pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
06:00pm - Public Gates Close
Saturday, July 23
07:00am - Public Gates Open
08:00am - 05:05pm - IMS Midway Open
08:00am - NASCAR XFINITY Series Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
08:00am - Youth Only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - IMS Kids Zone
10:00am - 10:45am - NASCAR XFINITY Series Autograph Session
11:30am - 01:00pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
01:30pm - 02:45pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
02:30pm - 03:00pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Brick Walk
03:00pm - Driver Introductions
03:16pm - Presentation of Colors
03:16pm - Invocation
03:17pm - "National Anthem"
03:20pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
03:30pm - Lilly Diabetes 250 Heat Race #1 (20 Laps)
04:25pm - Lilly Diabetes 250 Heat Race #2 (20 Laps)
05:05pm - Lilly Diabetes 250 Feature Race (60 Laps)
06:00pm - Concert Gates Open
07:00pm - Parmalee Concert
08:00pm - Kid Rock Concert
Sunday, July 24
10:00am - Public Gates Open
10:00am - 03:00pm - IMS Midway Open
11:30am - 01:00pm - Track Walk - Enter North Pit Gate, Exit South Pit Gate
01:45pm - 02:20pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brick Walk
02:05pm - Military Silverado Laps
02:30pm - Driver Introductions
02:39pm - Presentation of Colors
02:40pm - Invocation
02:41pm - "National Anthem"
02:48pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
03:00pm - 23rd Running of the Crown Royal presents the "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 at the Brickyard (160 Laps)
06:00pm - Public Gates Close

2016 Brickyard 400 Results

POS DRIVER LAPS MAKER Lead
1 Kyle Busch 170 Toyota 149
2 Matt Kenseth 170 Toyota 149
3 Jimmie Johnson 170 Chevrolet 149
4 Denny Hamlin 170 Toyota 149
5 Kyle Larson 170 Chevrolet 149

PAST WINNERS

YEAR DRIVER MAKER Laps/Miles SPEED TEAM
2008 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 / 400 115.117 Hendrick Motorsports
2009 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 / 400 145.882 Hendrick Motorsports
2010 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 160 / 400 136.054 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
2011 Paul Menard Chevrolet 160 / 400 169.693 Richard Childress Racing
2012 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 / 400 137.68 Hendrick Motorsports
2013 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 160 / 400 153.485 Stewart-Haas Racing
2014 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 / 400 153.485 Axalta Chevrolet
2015 Kyle Busch Toyota 164 / 400 131.656 Joe Gibbs Racing

 

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