Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is back to racing after taking a week off and will be racing at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. This track has always been the host of open wheel vehicles. The famous Indy 500 takes place at this track each Memorial Day weekend. NASCAR started racing here in 1994 and Jeff Gordon won that inaugural race at this rectangular 2.5 mile track.
Winners of the Indy 500 drink milk after winning the race. In 1996 Dale Jarrett won the Brickyard 400 and crew chief Todd Parrott started the tradition of kissing the yard of bricks after winning the race. This is the one race everyone wants to win. And in a lot of cases, the race winner has gone on to win the Championship. Practice is on Friday and speeds will decide how they qualify on Saturday, with the fastest in practice qualifying last. They will race the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.
While the Sprint Cup drivers are racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Nationwide Series is across town at the Lucas Oil Raceway for the 30th Annual Kroger 200. This will be the final race at this short track. Next year they will be joining the Cup series at the big track. This fan likes them racing at the short track better than the big one across town. But no one asked me what I thought! Qualifying and the race will be on Saturday.
Also at the Lucas Oil Raceway this weekend is the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the AAA Insurance 200. They will qualify and race on Friday evening.
Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR racing.
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