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With 160 laps and 400 miles of blur-inducing speed, the 25th running of the Brickyard 400 revs up and the green flag drops on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Watch for live TV coverage on NBCSN beginning at 2PM ET, joined by a live radio broadcast on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.
New this year, the Brickyard 400 moves from its traditional mid-summer slot to September, and will serve as the last race of NASCAR's regular season before the big 2018 Cup Chase.
Tickets go on sale with prices starting at $30 for general admission, (with free admission for kids 12 and under.) Special ticket package prices are also available for a full schedule of racing during Brickyard's Super Weekend 2018.
Adding to all the hoopla, off-track festivities at the Brickyard 400 usually include autograph sessions with top racers along with major country music acts booked to perform live at the pre-race Brickfest festivities on Saturday.
All about the Brickyard 400
Although its history is relatively short, the Brickyard 400 is long on excitement and always a popular favorite with fans at Indianapolis, second only to the Daytona 500 in terms of ticket sales and attendance.
It was here that a young Jeff Gordon would win the first Brickyard 400 in 1994 ... and go on to become a racing legend. In 2014, Gordon made history with his 90th career win and record-breaking fifth win at the Brickyard 400.
In another dramatic finish In 2008. Jimmie Johnson survived an exploding tire but went on to tear down the track to claim victory. Johnson went on to win again in 2009 to become the only driver in Brickyard history with back-to-back wins at the Brickyard 400.
Last year, it was Kasey Kahne who won in a controversial double-overtime "crashfest", taking the checkered flag in near-darkness in a race included several red flags -- including one for rain and one for lightning.
Who will take it this year? Stay tuned ...
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More about the Brickyard 400 around the Web:
Elsewhere on the Web, check out more information including ticket information, official stats, photos, history & trivia about the traditional run for Brickyard glory ....
Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - The official site with the latest news, stats and schedule, video, audio & photos, track map, online ticket purchase and parking & camping information.
Brickyard 400 - A good overview of race history including Brickyard history and trivia, a list of winners dating back to 1994, and related references and resources, from Wikipedia