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THE RACE: The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

Nextel Cup Race #20 of 36 for the 2007 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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  • Race: Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Speedway, IN

  • Title Sponsor: Allstate

  • Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • TV: ESPN 2:00pm/et

  • NASCAR Countdown: ESPN - 1:00pm/et

  • Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15pm/et

  • SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:00am/et with John Roberts, Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air:
    Monday, July 30 at 9:00am/et & 3:00pm/et on ESPN Classic and
    Thursday, August 2 at 3:00pm/et on SPEED and
    Thursday, August 2 at 8:00pm/et & Friday, August 3 at 12:00am/et on HD Net (High Def)

  • Announcers: Dr. Jerry Punch, Rusty Wallace, Andy Petree

  • Pit Reporters: Mike Massaro, Allen Bestwick, Dave Burns, Jamie Little

  • Studio: Brent Musburger, Suzy Kolber and Brad Daugherty

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    NASCAR on TV
    Race Fan TV

  • Radio Coverage: This Week - IMS and Sirius

    IMS Radio Network, see the Indycar.com site for affiliates,
    Sirius Satellite - NASCAR Radio

  • Purse/Race Awards: $9,533,587 (was $9,346,620 in 2006)


    Practice Dates/Times/TV

  • Practices:
    Friday, July 27, 1:30 - 2:30pm/et TV-none
    Friday, July 27, 3:30 - 4:30pm/et TV-none
    Saturday, July 28, 1:30 - 2:30pm/et TV-none

    REVISED:
  • Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, July 28, 11:15am - 3:00pm/et on TV-ESPN2


    Qualifying Info

  • Qualifying Draw: Friday, July 29, 12:30pm/et

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-43, Saturday, July 28 at 5:30pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air; AND live via radio at IMS Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio.


  • NEXTEL CUP EVENT SCHEDULE for this race

    FRIDAY, July 27
    1:30 - 2:30 pm Nextel Cup practice
    3:30 - 4:30 pm Nextel Cup practice

    Saturday, July 28
    10:10 am Nextel Cup qualifying (two laps, all positions)
    1:30 - 2:30 pm Nextel Cup practice
    3:30 - 4:30 pm Nextel Cup Happy Hour final practice

    Sunday, July 29
    1:30 pm Nextel Cup driver introductions
    2:00 pm 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (160 laps/400 miles)

    key
    NNCS = Nextel Cup Series
    NBS = Busch Series
    NCTS = NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
    SUBJECT TO CHANGE


GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires: Left-side -- 1,800; Right-side -- 1,800

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4100; Right-side -- D-4102

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.6 in.

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 17 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi;
    Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 33 psi

    Estimated Pit Window: Every 36-38 laps, based on fuel mileage.

    Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to the track . . . Indianapolis is the only track at which teams will run this combination this season . . . this tire setup was tested at Indianapolis by Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson, Bobby Labonte and Ricky Rudd in April . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one-mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, WEATHER, TRACK/FAN INFO

Local Newspaper and other Sites that cover the Indianapolis, IN Area:
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Herald Times
The Indianapolis Star/News
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
The Republic
Shelbyville News
Star Press

by The Weather Channel - Speedway, IN
by The Weather Channel - Indianapolis, IN
Accuweather
CNN
National Weather Service
Race Day Weather
Weather Underground

Track/Travel/Camping/Reviews/Info for Fans:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Review by ARS Racing
Laid Back Racing (lots of info)
Go RVing
RV USA

AREA DRIVER APPEARANCES:
any I know of are listed on my Driver Appearances/Chats page with info and links

Scanner Frequencies - sponsored by Racing Electronics:
see my Scanner Freq/Equipment Links Page

Satellite/Backhaul Listing's Links:
Satellite/Backhaul Listing's: Stutzman Computer Service/Sales - Racing Feed Locations
Gofastmotorsports.com


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE and RESULTS
news and links

  • Stewart wins at Indianapolis: #20-Tony Stewart won the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his 2nd Brickyard 400 win, 2nd win of 2007 and in a row and 31st of his career. Stewart beat #42-Montoya by 3.535 seconds, the rest of the top-10 were #24-Gordon, #5-Busch, #41-Sorenson [the pole sitter], #01-Martin, #29-Harvick, #01-Martin, #22-Blaney and #17-Kenseth. 2nd in pts #11-Hamlin had a late race pitstop miscue and finished 22nd, a lap down and is now 371 pts behind pts leader #24-Gordon. #8-Earnhardt Jr. finished 34th losing an engine after running in the top ten most of the day. #48-Johnson wrecked when he lost a tire and finished 39th, falling to 9th in drivers pts. #29-Harvick was called to the NASCAR hauler after banging into Stewart after the race. Stewart passed Harvick with a few laps to go and banging his way past Harvick. There were 9 cautions for 43 laps and only 6 drivers lead the race with 14 lead changes.
    Race Results on my Indianapolis Race Results/Awards Page.
    Points Standings on my Drivers/Owners Points after Indianapolis page.(7-29-2007)

  • Unofficial Driver Points Top-12 Standings after Indianapolis [20 of 36 races]:
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon 3076
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin 2705 -371
    3) #17-Matt Kenseth 2699 -377
    4) #31-Jeff Burton 2633 -443
    5) #20-Tony Stewart 2624 -452
    6) #99-Carl Edwards 2582 -494
    7) #29-Kevin Harvick 2488 -588
    8) #5-Kyle Busch 2479 -597
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson 2469 -607
    10) #07-Clint Bowyer 2405 -671
    11) #1-Martin Truex Jr. 2335 -741
    12) #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2217 -859
    some other notables:
    #2-Busch is 13th only -13 pts behind 12th
    #26-McMurray is 15th
    #42-Montoya is 18th
    #9-Kahne is 28th
    For drivers/owners points, see my Jayski's Drivers/Owners Points Page.(7-29-2007)

  • Rumblings -- The Brickyard: Tony Stewart had a spirited battle with Kevin Harvick today at The Brickyard and bested him in turn two with ten laps to go to post his second win at his historic home-state oval. Tony's win in the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard was his second in a row, the 31st of his Nextel Cup career (he's solo in 20th on the all-time win list), and the 57th for Joe Gibbs Racing. Tony wins a mere $488,111 from the paltry $9.5M+ in posted awards. Lotsa multi-car wrecks today.....
    Reed Sorenson (5th) had his best finish since he was 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.
    Mark Martin (6th) had his best finish since he was 3rd at Texas in April.
    Dave Blaney (9th) had his best finish since he was 9th at Loudon last September. His Top-10 finish moves us one ahead of last year's number.... he's the 39th driver to score a Top-10 this season.
    Ward Burton (14th) had his best finish since he was 10th at Talladega in October of 2004!
    Brian Vickers (21st) had his best finish since he was 5th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.
    Terry Labonte (30th) had his best finish since he was 21st at Lowe's Motor Speedway last October (only three races).
    STREAKIN....Jeff Gordon has 8 Top-10's in a row. Matt Kenseth has 4 Top-10's in a row. Kevin Harvick has 5 Top-10's in the last 6 races.
    This Week's Elevator...UP: Operator of the Week is Ward Burton (+26), followed by Matt Kenseth (+21), Martin Truex Jr (+21), and David Gilliland (+21). DOWN: The Big Dropper was Ryan Newman (-39), followed by Kasey Kahne (-35), Dale Earnhardt Jr (-30), Tony Raines (-30), Casey Mears (-26), and Jimmie Johnson (-20).
    Jeff Gordon pads his lead to 371 markers over Denny Hamlin this week, but watch how that shrinks in about a month and a half. Kurt Busch moves up to 13th, and he's now just 13 points behind Dale Jr for the last Chase spot. Reed Sorenson (28th to 24th) made the best move forward today, while Kasey Kahne (24th to 28th) went in the oppositie direction.(Stock Car Fans)(7-29-2007)

    RACE RUNDOWN

    (as I cover the race on my racepage every race, then correct after race)

  • The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
    The UNOFFICIAL Top Ten (start pos in parens), lap leaders, cars out, cautions, lucky dogs and some notes
    after 160 of 160 laps:

    car#, driver-manu, (starting spot)(laps led)
    #20-Stewart-C (14)(65 laps led) +2.983 seconds lead
    #42-Montoya*-D (2)
    #24-Gordon-C (21)
    #5-Busch-C (18)(17 laps led)
    #41-Sorenson-D (1)(16 laps led)
    #01-Martin-C (13)
    #29-Harvick-C (20)(18 laps led)
    #31-Burton-C (7)
    #22-Blaney-T (27)
    #17-Kenseth-F (31)
    C=Chevy; D=Dodge; F=Ford; T=Toyota; *=rookie

  • Pit Selection Chart page at:
    FoxSports - Indy Pit Stall Selection

  • Cars on the lead lap: 21 (of 43 starters)

  • Drivers down only a lap [and still running]: #'s 11,21,88,49

  • Drivers down more then one lap [and still running]: #'s 40,7,19,10,33,45,26,25,70

  • Cars on the track: 34 (of 43 starters)

  • Off track/out of race (8) and reason:
    #66-Green (accident-out)
    #12-Newman (accident-out)
    #96-Raines (accident-out)
    #9-Kahne (accident-out)
    #48-Johnson (accident-out)
    #00-Reutimann (engine-out)
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. (engine-out)
    #55-Labonte (engine-out)
    #18-Yeley (accident-out)

  • Laps Leaders Unofficial (6 leaders with 14 lead changes):
    #20-Stewart (65);
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. (33);
    #29-Harvick (18);
    #5-Busch (17);
    #41-Sorenson (16, pole);
    #16-Biffle (11);

  • Lap leaders: #41-Sorenson - pole; #41-Sorenson 1-16; #20-Stewart 17-19; #8-Earnhardt Jr. 20-39; #20-Stewart 40; #8-Earnhardt Jr. 41-53; #20-Stewart 54-61; #5-Busch 62-76; #20-Stewart 77-91; #16-Biffle 92-102; #29-Harvick 103-110; #20-Stewart 111-126; #5-Busch 127-128; #20-Stewart 129-140; #29-Harvick 141-150; #20-Stewart 151-160;

    Cautions: 9 for 43 laps

    Caution 9 - Laps 137 - 140: #8-Earnhardt Jr. lost an engine leaving oil on the track
    Caution 8 - Laps 91 - 97: Debris on the frontstretch, the caution was extended as fluid from the #00-Reutimann car was left on the track and the car is smoking and went to the garage
    Caution 7 - Laps 77 - 79: Debris at the entrance of pit road
    Caution 6 - Laps 62 - 67: #48-Johnson lost a right front tire and slammed the turn 2 wall, the car erupted in flames and came down to the apron, Johnson got out of the car and is OK.
    Caution 5 - Laps 55 - 59: #70-Sauter and #25-Mears got together in turn 3, the #19-Sadler got hit and spun into the the #25 and #70, also #45-Petty was involved and has some damage.
    Caution 4 - Laps 47 - 52: #10-Riggs got hit and spun in turn 1, collecting #26-McMurray, #48-Johnson, #21-Elliott, #88-Rudd, #10-Riggs; also involved #18-Yeley, #99-Edwards, #7-Gordon. Johnson took a while to get the car to the pits.
    Caution 3 - Laps 40 - 43: #96-Raines and #9-Kahne made contact in turn 2, Raines hit the wall, came back down the track and Kahne t-boned the side of the #96. #7-Gordon spun avoiding the wreck
    Caution 2 - Laps 21 - 24: #12-Newman backed into the turn 4 wall
    Caution 1 - Laps 16 - 19: #66-Green loses a right rear tire and smacks the turn 3 wall

  • Who got a lap back on each caution? the Lucky Dog: (and their finish)
    Caution 9: #55-Labonte, 30th
    Caution 8: #21-Elliott, 23rd
    Caution 7: #88-Rudd, 24th
    Caution 6 none as #48-Johnson caused the caution
    Caution 5: #1-Truex Jr., 12th
    Caution 4: no driver a lap or more down that is on the track
    Caution 3: no driver a lap or more down that is on the track
    Caution 2: no driver a lap or more down that is on the track
    Caution 1 none as #66-Green caused the caution
    See past races, rules, news and who has used the most Lucky Dog passes on my
    Lucky Dog page.

  • Chicago Penalty Report:
    Car#, Penalty, Reason, Issued
    1 #66 PT Excessive Speed-Entering pits 7
    2 #66 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 15
    3 #11 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 16
    4 #12 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 19
    5 #9 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 39
    6 #96 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 40
    7 #1 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 40
    8 #25 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 40
    9 #40 MCI Removing equipment from assigned pit area 40
    10 #38 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 41
    11 #88 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    12 #26 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    13 #45 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    14 #7 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    15 #10 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    16 #48 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 46
    17 #21 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 47
    18 #18 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 47
    19 #19 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 47
    20 #88 OL Excessive speed - Exiting pits/Safety Violation 47
    21 #25 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 49
    22 #10 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 54
    23 #70 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 54
    24 #25 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 54
    25 #19 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 54
    26 #21 TE Pitting before Pit Road is Open 55
    27 #19 TE Too many crewmembers in contact with pit service area 57
    28 #1 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 62
    29 #16 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 62
    30 #2 TE Excessive speed - Exiting pits 62
    31 #7 TE Pulling up to pit 62
    32 #2 MCI Safety violation 77
    33 #00 MCI Safety violation 92
    PT - Pass through
    TE - Tail end of the longest line
    SG - Stop and Go
    OL - One lap
    ND - NASCAR discretion
    MCI - Must come into pits.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-29-2007)

  • RACE/PIT NOTES: (as noted heard on TV or Radio)
    ---- green flag pit stops started around lap 123 when #17-Kenseth made a pit stop, #16-Biffle, #1-Truex Jr., and #99-Edwards came in the next lap, #8-Earnhardt Jr. came in on lap 126 for service, #31-Burton was right behind him, the next lap, the leader #20-Stewart came in for his sched pit stop on lap 127, #5-Busch took over the lead, then came in for his stop. #11-Hamlin had pit trouble after the car stalled and ran out of gas, losing a lap
    ---- during the 8th caution, all the lead lap cars came in to pit. #20-Stewart came in as the leader and #16-Biffle came out leading, picking up 14 spots
    ---- #5-Busch made a pit stop during the 7th caution, came in leading, Busch had not made a pit stop during the 6th caution and was due
    ---- during the 7th caution, #07-Bowyer got into #2-Busch on pit road, #33-Wimmer had no place to go and got into the #2, taking the rear bumper cover off the #2, the #33 has the most damage..to the left front of the car.
    ---- during the 6th caution, #5-Busch stayed on the track and took the lead; #01-Martin was penalized for speeding on pit road, so the crew put on left side tires.
    ---- during the 4th caution, #48-Johnson lost a lap, and made four pit stops to make repairs after the wreck; #1-Truex Jr. was held a lap for running the stop sign paddle at the end of pit road
    ---- during the 3rd caution pit stops, #1-Truex Jr, sped on pit road and had to go to the end of the longer line
    ---- around lap 35, race leader #8-Earnhardt Jr. hit the rumble strips and did some damage to the front valance.
    ---- during the 1st caution, #16-Biffle made 2 pit stops to have some sheet metal damage checked, #18-Yeley came back in a 2nd time for a loose lug nut, #11-Hamlin came in again for speeding on pit road and #7-Gordon had a lengthy pit stop as he has brake problems
    ---- on lap 8, #66-Green bounced off the wall and made a pit stop for new right side tires, then got caught speeding on pit road
    ---- after 6 laps, #45-Petty is reporting an overheating problem and fell to the rear of the field.
    ---- NASCAR plans to competition caution, supposedly on laps 15 and 40
    ---- green flag at 2:21pm/et by Actor James Denton
    ---- command to start engines at 2:09pm/et by Mary Hulman George
    ---- Military Flyover: B-2 Bombers
    ---- National Anthem by Byron Bartosh
    ---- weather = Mostly Sunny, 82°, 10% chance of rain.
    ---- To The Back [1]: #07-Bowyer [engine change];


  • Race Coverage of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2007.
    TV: ESPN2 in Hi-Def at 2:00pm/et [scheduled green flag around 2:15pm/et].
    Pre-Race Shows: NASCAR Raceday, SPEED, 10:00am/et and ESPN at 1:00pm/et
    Radio: IMS and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Jayski: on my Semi-Live Race Coverage/Narrative Page.
    Scheduled Race Re-Air: SPEED, Thursday, August 2 at 3:00pm/et and;
    Thursday, August 2 at 8:00pm/et & 12:00am/et on HDNET [high def broadcast]

  • Sorensen youngest ever pole winner at Indy: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates teammates #41-Reed Sorenson and #42-Juan Pablo Montoya swept the front row for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Sorenson became the youngest pole winner for a major race in IMS history. Sorenson earned the pole – the first of his Nextel Cup Series career – at age 21 years, 173 days, eclipsing Rex Mays’ 72-year-old record as the youngest pole winner at IMS. Mays won the 1935 Indianapolis 500 pole at age 22.(IMS PR)(7-29-2007)

  • Sorenson wins pole at Indy: #41-Reed Sorenson won the Budweiser Pole for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.207mph for his 1st career pole. #42-Juan Pablo Montoya qualified 2nd with the rest of the top-10: #12-Newman, #8-Earnhardt Jr., #9-Kahne, #2-Busch, #31-Burton, #16-Biffle, #25-Mears and #11-Hamlin. Points leader #24-Gordon will start 21st. The non-top 35 teams that made the race were: #10-Riggs [16th/best], #33-Wimmer, #83-Vickers, #22-Blaney, #00-Reutimann, #49-Schrader , #4-Burton and #55-Labonte [uses a past champions provisional].
    See qualifying results and starting lineup on my Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results/Order Page.(7-28-2007)

  • Six do not qualify for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: #08-Nemechek, #84-Allmendinger, #37-Lepage, #44-Jarrett, #36-Mayfield and #78-Wallace.(7-28-2007)

  • Ramblings - The Brickyard: Everything's "Chip"er in Indy! Chip Ganassi owned Dodges took the top-spots today at The Brickyard for Sunday's Allstate 400....and for Reed Sorenson, it's his first ever Nextel Cup Bud Pole. Reed's previous best starting spot was 3rd at Loudon earlier this month. Sorenson cruised around this venerable establishment in 48.858 seconds (184.207) to edge his teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and gain entry to next February's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona....the 11th qualifier for that event.
    Juan Pablo Montoya (2nd) has his career-best starting spot this weekend. His previous best was 4th at Las Vegas in March.
    Tony Raines (11th) has his best starting spot since he lined up 11th at Martinsville in April.
    David Stremme (12th) has his best starting spot since he timed in 10th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.
    Welcome Back Scott Wimmer (22nd). This is his first start since he qualified 24th and finished 12th at Homestead last November.
    And, Welcome Back Ken Schreader (36th). This is his first start since Darlington in May when he started 8th and finished 41st.
    STREAKIN....Dale Earnhardt Jr has 4 Top-10 starts in the last 5 races.(Stock Car Fans)(7-28-2007)

  • Indy Qualifying Notes:
    .. Reed Sorenson won the Bud Pole for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard with a lap of 48.858 seconds, 184.207 mph
    .. This is his first Bud Pole in 58 career Nextel Cup races and his third top-10 start in 2007
    .. This is Sorenson’s second race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He started 41st and finished 30th in 2006.
    .. Juan Pablo Montoya posted the second-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 49.048 seconds, 183.494 mph. It is his fourth to 10 start this season. Montoya was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    .. This is the first ever front-row sweep for car owner Chip Ganassi.
    .. Ryan Newman (third) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2007 and his seventh in as many races at Indianapolis.
    .. Scott Riggs (16th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-28-2007)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 5:30pm/et.
    TV: ESPN2 - 5:30pm/et
    Radio: IMS and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio
    Jayski.com: Jayski's FREE Semi-Live Qualifying Page.
    Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Saturday's practice for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over after a 2 1/2 hour delay for fog/mist. The results:
    #41-Sorenson 184.098
    #40-Stremme 183.940
    #5-Busch 183.831
    #8-Earnhardt Jr. 183.809
    #19-Sadler 183.767
    slowest: #7-Gordon 176.817 & #48-Johnson 178.476
    most laps run: #11-Hamlin 51; #20-Stewart 46
    accident/incidents: #7-Gordon bounced off the wall and did damage to the right side, and will go to a backup
    #18-Yeley wrecked early in turn 4, he will go to a backup car for qualifying
    #38-Gilliland spun around on the frontstretch, didn't hit anything
    Best average speed [all laps averaged]
    (from NASCAR.com's leaderboard service)
    #33-Wimmer 181.602 [10th fastest lap], 10 laps run
    #10-Riggs 181.199 [8th], 8 laps
    #4-Burton 180.203 [29th], 18 laps
    See speeds on my Practice Speeds Page.(7-28-2007)

  • Qualifying time at Indy changed when rain cancels Friday practice REVISED: Persistent afternoon showers washed out the first day of Allstate 400 at the Brickyard activity July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, forcing IMS and Nextel Cup Series officials to adjust the schedule for Saturday’s qualifying day.
    Nextel Cup Series drivers will practice from 8:30-11:00am/et Saturday, and qualifications for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard will start at 4:05pm/et.
    . Tickets from Friday will be honored on Saturday. The lack of practice Friday afternoon will leave teams scrambling to find the right qualifying and race setup. Unlike previous years, NASCAR did not conduct an open test at the 2.5-mile IMS oval this year. The 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard is scheduled to start at 2:00pm/et Sunday.
    Tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Race Day reserved seat tickets start at just $35. Parking and camping permits also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.(IMS PR)
    UPDATE practice on Saturday was pushed back due to fog/mist and is scheduled to run from 11:15am to 3:00pm/et. ESPN2 is broadcast practice, no idea how long they will stay with it. QUALIFYING was pushed back from 4:00pm/et to 5:30pm/et and will be aired live on ESPN2 before the Busch Series race.
    REVISED ESPN2 Saturday TV Schedule:
    11:00am-3:00pm - Nextel Cup practice - ESPN2
    4:00 - 5:00pm - Busch qualifying - ESPN2
    5:00pm - Nextel Cup qualifying - ESPN2
    7:30pm - Busch Countdown - ESPN2
    8:00pm - Busch race - ESPN2

  • Qualifying Order List for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is up, 49 drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, #8-Earnhardt Jr. is due out first on Saturday, July 28 at 5:30pm/et on ESPN2, last driver scheduled out is #38-Gilliland. For the Qualifying order, see my Indy Qualifying Results/Order Page.(7-27-2007)

    REVISED

  • Entry List for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard is up, 49 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    these drivers who need to get in on speed and are NOT in a 2007 Top-35 Owners Points Position:
    Not in top 35 of 2007 owners points (2007 race attempts/owners pts standings in parens):
    #00-David Reutimann (19/39)
    #08-Joe Nemechek (0,N/A)
    #4-Ward Burton (18/42)
    #10-Scott Riggs (19/37)
    #22-Dave Blaney (19/36)
    #33-Scott Wimmer (2/53)
    #36-Jeremy Mayfield (19/43)
    #37-Kevin Lepage (19/47]
    #44-Dale Jarrett [OUT of Champ Provs] (19/40)
    #49-Ken Schrader (19/44)
    #55-Terry Labonte [Has first chance for Past Champ prov] (19/46)
    #78-Kenny Wallace (19/41)
    #83-Brian Vickers [2006 race winner](19/38)
    #84-A.J. Allmendiner (19/45)
    In the event qualifying is cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 83,44,55,22,10,00,78,36
    missing the race would be [6]: #'s 84,49,37,4,33,08
    See the full list at my Jayski's Brickyard Entry List
    (7-23/25-2007)

  • Top-35 in Owners Points and a guaranteed starting spot at Indianapolis are set:
    with the DEI merger and the #13 tem closed, #21 moves up into 35th and the battle for 35th is now a tight one, with #22 only 7 pts out of 35th
    the following drivers/teams are in the top-35 in owners points:
    32) #66-Green/Haas 1,584, +288
    33) #45-Petty/Petty 1,567, +271
    X) #13-CLOSED/Ginn 1,547, +251
    34) #70-Sauter/Haas 1,528, +232
    35) #21-Elliot/Wood Bros 1,303, 7 pts ahead of 36th
    these teams and drivers must qualify by speed:
    36) #22-Blaney/Bill Davis 1,296, -7
    37) #10-Riggs/Evernham 1,236, -67
    See Owners/Drivers Points standings page for full rundown.(7-23/25-2007)

  • Qualifying Rules/Notes/News page

  • No Racing to the Caution Rule and Q&A/Lucky Dog

  • Jayski's - 2007 Nextel Cup Race Results Page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • How to break a tie during qualifying? (same speed/time) When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings(not drivers).

  • Determining Race Line-Ups - Top 35 Guarantee: At the start of the 2005 season, NASCAR instituted a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the Nextel Cup Series [NNCS]. NASCAR revamped the system by simplifying the procedure with teams no longer accruing provisionals throughout the season to gain entry into the starting fields. While starting positions one through 42 in the NNCS still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the NNCS OWNER [not Driver] championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline [usually 13 days before the day of the race] one of those starting positions in the field, providing they have made an attempt to qualify [which usually means the team at least practiced and made an effort to qualify].
    The remaining seven positions [36-42] will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position [43rd] – the champion’s provisional – can be utilized by a car owner whose driver is a current or past Nextel Cup champion who participated as a driver during the current of previous season and was entered in the event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline.
    If there is more than one series champion vying for the position, it will be given to the most recent series champion. If the final provisional starting position – 43rd in the Nextel Cup – is not filled by a current or past series champion, it will be assigned to the next eligible car owner according to qualifying results.
    Through the first five races of the season for the Nextel Cup, the top 35 in the NNCS of the previous owner championship points entered in the event prior to the entry deadline will be assured one of the 42 starting positions in the field, provided they have made an attempt to qualify. From the sixth race on, the current owner championship points will be used to determine the top 35 each race week. In the event that conditions prevent qualifying from being run, starting positions will be assigned according to the respective series’ current Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)
    Simple: so the field is set by speed to where the 7th fastest non-top 35 driver is on speed. The any drivers in the top 35 of OWNERS [not drivers points] are placed to the 42nd spot. The 43rd spot is used for the most recent past Cup champion NOT already in the field from being in the top-35 in owners points or one of the seven no top-35. If their is not past champ for the 43rd spot, it goes to the next fastest [8th fastest driver]

  • What happens if qualifying gets rained out?

    After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [position 1-35][top 35 teams do NOT need to attempt ALL the races]
    #2) - Last Years Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
    #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #5) - ALL Past Nextel Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4 [is NOT charged against the 6 past champ provisionals]
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts [not starts] with Owners points as the tie breaker
    #7) - Qualifying Order Position
    (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)

  • Past Champions Limited To 6 Provisional Berths in Cup: NASCAR announced an update to the past champion’s provisional rule in the Nextel Cup Series for 2007. Beginning this season, a past champion’s provisional may be used by an eligible driver a maximum of six times over the course of the season. In addition, a team with a past champion eligible driver may only use this provisional a maximum of six times during a season. Previously, there was no limit on usage of the past champion’s provisional over the course of the 36-race season. The provisional gives the eligible driver the 43rd and final starting position in the race field. "As NASCAR seeks to place more emphasis on competition, we have decided the time is right to limit the number of provisionals allowed,” said NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton. “We believe this revision brings the provisional policy in line with the continued growth of the sport.”(NASCAR PR)
    This is only for a team/driver OUTSIDE the top-35 in owners points, drivers whose team is in the top-35 in owners points, would already be guaranteed in the field and not need the Past Champions Provisional.(1-31-2007)
    See my 2007 Past Champions Provisional Page for more.(2-8-2007)


TRACK RECORDS, NOTES, RULES and NEWS

  • 2006 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 137.182mph, started 5th

  • Race Record: Bobby Labonte, August 2000, 155.912mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Jeff Gordon, August 2004, 115.912mph

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Gordon, August 2001, started 27th

  • 2006 Pole Sitter: #31-Jeff Burton, 182.778, finished 15th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Casey Mears, August 2004, 186.293mph

  • Most Wins: 4 - Jeff Gordon

  • Most Poles: 3 - Jeff Gordon

  • Most Top 5s: 7 - Jeff Gordon

  • Most Top 10s: 10 - Jeff Gordon

  • Oldest Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 9 months, 27 days, 8/4/2002

  • Youngest Winner: Jeff Gordon, 23 years, 2 days, 8/6/1994

  • Most Lead Changes: 21 - 8/6/1994

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 9 - 8/5/2000 and 8/8/2004

  • Most Leaders: 13 - Twice, most recently 8/3/1996

  • Fewest Leaders: 5 - 8/5/2000

  • Most Cautions: 13 - 8/8/2004

  • Fewest Cautions: 1 - 8/5/1995

  • Most Caution Laps: 47, 8/8/2004

  • Few Caution Laps: 4, 5/8/1995

  • Most Finishers on a lead lap: 31, 8/7/2005

  • Fewest Finishers on a lead lap: 14, 8/5/2000

  • Most Running at the Finish: 39 - Twice, most recently, 8/5/2000

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 27, 8/8/2004

  • Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 124 [of 160], Jeff Gordon, 8/8/2004

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 11, Dale Jarrett, 8/3/1996

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 8 - Chevy

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 1 [of 13 races] 7.7%
  • Races won from starting pos 2: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 3: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 11: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 13: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 22: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 24: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 27: 1
  • Races won from the pole: 1 of 13 events (7.7%)
  • Races won from in top 10: 8 of 13 events (61.5%)
  • Races won from outside top 10: 5 of 13 events (38.5%)
  • PREVIOUS BRICKYARD 400 WINNERS:
    YEAR-CAR#-DRIVER, MANU, AVE SPEED, STARTED
    1994-#24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 131.977, 3rd
    1995-#3-Dale Earnhardt, Chevy, 155.206, 13th
    1996-#88-Dale Jarrett, Ford, 139.508, 24th
    1997-#10-Ricky Rudd, Ford, 130.814, 7th
    1998-#24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 126.772, 3rd
    1999-#88-Dale Jarrett, Ford, 148.194, 4th
    2000-#18-Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 155.912, 3rd
    2001-#24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 130.790, 27th
    2002-#9-Bill Elliott, Dodge, 125.033, 2nd
    2003-#29-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 134.554, 1st
    2004-#24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 115.037, 11th
    2005-#20-Tony Stewart, Chevy, 118.782, 22nd
    2006-#48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 137.182, 5th

  • At Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
    • There have been 13 Nextel Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since the first race there in 1994.
    • Rick Mast won the first Nextel Cup Bud Pole.
    • Jeff Gordon won the first Nextel Cup race.
    • There have been 10 different Bud Pole winners – including nine straight. Only Jeff Gordon (three) and Ernie Irvan (two) have repeated as pole winners there. All five of their Bud Poles came between 1995 and 1999.
    • Nine different drivers have won races at Indianapolis. Jeff Gordon (four) and Dale Jarrett (two) – are the only repeat winners.
    • Opened in 1909, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the second-oldest, active track in the world (after The Milwaukee Mile).
    • Eight drivers have competed in all 13 races at Indianapolis: Bill Elliott, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Sterling Marlin, Mark Martin, Joe Nemechek.
    • Rick Hendrick has won five races at Indianapolis – more than any other car owner.
    • Jeff Gordon has 10 top-10 finishes in 13 races at Indianapolis. Two of his remaining three finishes have been 33rd or worse.
    • Kevin Harvick has posted a top-10 finish in four of his six races at Indianapolis and has never finished worse than 19th there.
    • Tony Stewart has posted a top-10 finish in five of his eight Indianapolis races. His worst finish there has been 17th.
    • Eight of 13 races at Indianapolis have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    • The race winner has started third three times, the only starting position to produce more than one victory.
    • Only one Indianapolis race has been won from the Bud Pole: 2003 (Kevin Harvick).
    • The deepest in the field that an Indianapolis race winner has started was 27th by Jeff Gordon in 2001.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-26-2007)

  • Indy Rookie Notes: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya was the Raybestos Rookie of the Race in the July 15 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Montoya finished 15th and took top rookie honors for the eighth time this season. Montoya leads David Ragan by 14 points (196-182) in the Raybestos Rookie standings entering the July 29 Allstate 400 at The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Montoya is 20th in the Nextel Cup Series championship standings, best of any Raybestos Rookie. A Raybestos Rookie has won at least one race in each of the past three consecutive seasons. Clint Bowyer was the Raybestos Rookie of the Race in the 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scoring a fourth-place finish. A Raybestos Rookie has finished in the top-10 in each of the past eight consecutive Nextel Cup Series races at Indianapolis. Jamie McMurray’s third-place finish in 2003 is the best ever by a Raybestos Rookie in 13 previous Brickyard 400 races.(Camp & Assoc/Raybestos PR), see the full report, standings and history on my 2007 Rookie Page Notes.(7-26-2007)


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.5 mile quad-oval
    Track/Race Length: 160 laps, 400 miles
    Banking: turns: 9 degrees, 12 minutes; straights: 0 degrees
    Frontstretch: 3,330 feet
    Backstretch: 3300 feet
    Short Shute(between turns 1 and 2/3 and 4) - 660 feet
    Attendence: ~350,000
    Grandstand seating capacity: 252,189
    First NASCAR race (Brickyard 400): 1994
    Track Opened: 1909

    Race Festivities:
    Grand Marshal: Actor James Denton
    Command to start engines: Mary Hulman George
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Actor James Denton
    National Anthem: Byron Bartosh
    Military Flyover: B2 Bombers

  • Track Homepage: indianapolismotorspeedway.com or allstate400atthebrickyard.com

  • ESPN's NASCAR Track Guide: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • August 2006: Race Info / Rundown Page


  • Indy fans to welcome military personnel: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will unite with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes during the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weekend July 27-29. The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (CSAH) provides many programs to benefit wounded veterans of the United States Military and their families. Programs include Emergency Relief, Family Support Network, Career Network, Homes for Heroes and Road to Recovery Conference. The mission of CSAH is to assist those who have given so much on our behalf, and to help soldiers and their families overcome obstacles and resume productive and fulfilling lives. CSAH T-shirts and dog tags will be available for purchase in the Pagoda Plaza. The T-shirts are $20 each and come with a free dog tag. Dog tags can be purchased separately for $5 each. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts and dog tags will benefit CSAH. Fans attending the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard can greet a few of the military members who have benefited from the program in the past and are now national spokespersons. For more information about the Coalition to Support America’s Heroes, visit www.saluteheroes.org. Tickets can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Race Day reserved seat tickets start at just $35.(IMS PR)(7-25-2007)

  • National Anthem at Indy: Indiana National Guard Sgt. Byron Bartosh will play the national anthem at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A native of Garland, Texas, Bartosh attended high school at the Indiana Academy at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and lives in Bloomington, Ind., following a tour in the United States Marine Corps. Bartosh has also played “Taps” at the Indianapolis 500 in 2006 and 2007.(IMS PR)(7-25-2007)

  • Messina Concert at Indy on race day: CURB Records country music recording artist Jo Dee Messina will play a free concert for Allstate 400 at the Brickyard ticket holders on Race Day, Sunday, July 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Race Day show, starts at noon on the infield adjacent to Turn 10 of the IMS road course. The concert will take place directly north of the IMS Hall of Fame Museum, near Turn 10 of the Speedway’s road course. Concert goers must have a Race Day admission ticket for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Allstate 400 at the Brickyard tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Parking and camping permits also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.(IMS PR)(7-19-2007)

  • Gretchen Wilson to Perform at the Brickyard: Country music superstar Gretchen Wilson will perform a Miller Lite Rock N Racing concert Saturday, July 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grammy Award winner Wilson will take the stage in the infield of the IMS oval at 4:45 p.m. (ET). Her performance is free with $15 gate admission for the day, is part of the Kurt Busch and Miller Lite Racing present Rock N Racing concert series. This will be the inaugural Rock N Racing concert at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.(IMS PR)(7-18-2007)

  • Actor James Denton named the Grand Marshal of Allstate 400 at Indy: Desperate Housewives actor James Denton has been named the Grand Marshal for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 29. This year represents the 14th running of the historic race, which will be the season's first Nextel Cup Series event televised on ESPN [since it was Winston Cup in 2001], and marks Allstate's third consecutive season as title sponsor. Denton will be on hand to participate in pre-race activities, including the ceremonial waving of the green flag, signaling the start of the race. As a continued Indianapolis Motor Speedway family tradition, IMS Chairman of the Board Mari Hulman George will deliver the legendary command, "Gentlemen, start your engines." This year's race winner will be vying to become the third consecutive winner to go on and win the Nextel Cup Series Championship, a feat accomplished by Tony Stewart in 2005 and Jimmie Johnson in 2006. Denton is best known from his role as Mike Delfino on ABC's television hit show, Desperate Housewives. He previously starred on the television series, The Pretender, Philly, and Threat Matrix. His feature film credits include Primary Colors and Face/Off. To purchase tickets, camping or parking for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, contact the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, (317) 492-6700 locally or log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.(IMS PR)(7-16-2007)

  • Tom Carnegie to be Honored by Indiana Governor: Tom Carnegie, the voice of Indianapolis Motor Speedway for more than six decades, will be presented Tuesday with a Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. Mitch Daniels. The award recognizes distinguished service in the state. Carnegie, 87, retired last year after 61 years as the track's announcer. Friends report Carnegie's health has improved in the past month and he is looking forward to visiting the track next month. His goal is to be at the Speedway on opening day to interview A.J. Foyt. It will be Foyt's 50th year at Indy.(Indianapolis Star)(4-10-2007)

  • Sad News: Indy Exec Dies: Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway executive Buddy McAtee died Feb. 12 in Indianapolis. He was 53. McAtee passed away at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis with his family at his side. An employee of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its affiliated companies since 1987, McAtee was promoted to the position of president, chief operating officer and executive producer of IMS Productions on Jan. 15, 2007 after serving as vice president and executive producer since 2002, and leading the company to new heights of creative programming, broadcasting and profitability. A personal commendation that McAtee was proud to receive was the Torchbearer Award from the Indiana University Cancer Center in May 2006. Seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, who also received treatment at IU Cancer Center, presented the award to McAtee. McAtee is survived by his wife, Judy, and a daughter, Nikki. Visitation is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Memorial donations may be made to Indiana University Medical Center, Cancer Research.(See more at the IMS site)(2-13-2007)

  • Indy's Grounds Tour returns in 2007: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum’s popular “Grounds Tour” will return in 2007 with a 60-date schedule, and the Museum is taking tour ticket orders now. The Grounds Tour is a fantastic opportunity to entertain family, friends or clients with a behind-the-scenes view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s awe-inspiring infrastructure and history through a 90-minute guided tour, hosted by knowledgeable members of the Museum staff. Guests also will tour the Hall of Fame Museum and enjoy a ride around the famed 2.5-mile IMS oval in one of the Museum’s comfortable tour buses, culminating with an opportunity to stop at the “Yard of Bricks” and pose for photographs. 2007 Grounds Tours will take place from March through November, with the opening date scheduled for Thursday, March 15. Tours will wrap up for the year on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-24. Most of the tours take place in prime family vacation time: late June, 22 consecutive days in July, and early August, making Grounds Tours the perfect idea for a family getaway. Tours are scheduled to depart from the Hall of Fame Museum four times per day on scheduled tour days. The Hall of Fame Museum is located in the IMS infield, just inside the main gate (Gate 2) off 16th Street.(IMS PR)
    AND The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is in the giving spirit and offering the public free admission to the museum and the narrated track tour on Friday, Dec. 22. More info at indianapolismotorspeedway.com.(12-19-2006)

  • Hulman-George family honored: The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association presented the Hulman-George family, owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with its prestigious William K. McGowan Jr. Hospitality Leadership Award on Dec. 7. The award, named for William K. “Bill” McGowan, the president and CEO of the ICVA from 1984-2002, recognizes individuals whose contributions have significantly advanced tourism in Indianapolis through vision, passion, can-do spirit and integrity. Winners of the McGowan award, according to the ICVA, “have advanced visitation, economic impact, perception, image and prestige of our great destination.” Tony George, chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, accepted the award from the ICVA’s Chairman of the Board Jerry Semler during the its annual State of Tourism summit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. The ICVA presented the award to the Hulman-George family for its efforts, since 1945, to make the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and city of Indianapolis an exciting tourist destination for racing enthusiasts from around the world.(IMS PR)(12-12-2006)

  • ISC to buy out IMS ownership pf Chicagoland Speedway: International Speedway Corporation ("ISC") today announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation to indirectly acquire an additional 37.5% interest in Raceway Associates, LLC ("Raceway Associates"), owner and operator of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The purchase price for the transaction is approximately $69 million in cash. After the transaction closes, ISC will own 100% of Motorsports Alliance, LLC ("Motorsports Alliance"), which owns 75% of Raceway Associates. Raceway Associates was formed in 1999 as a joint venture between Motorsports Alliance and the former owners of Route 66 Raceway. Raceway Associates subsequently developed Chicagoland Speedway, a 75,000 seat facility hosting premier motorsports events from the Nextel Cup, NASCAR Busch, IRL IndyCar and ARCA RE/MAX series. ISC will also exercise its right to purchase the minority partners' remaining 25% interest in Raceway Associates pursuant to the 1999 Raceway Associates formation agreement. All the above transactions are expected to close in early 2007.(ISC Motorsports site)(11-1-2006)

  • Past track news: posted in the past at Jayski's Past Track News/Rumors - Indianapolis Motor Speedway


DRIVER/TEAM/TESTING NEWS

  • Montoya at Indy historic; going for the double: One way or another, #42-Juan Pablo Montoya will make history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the first driver to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and an IMS Formula 1 race. The energetic and affable Colombian would also like to become the first driver to win both IndyCar and Nextel Cup races at the Brickyard.(SPEEDtv.com)(7-28-2007)

  • Wimmer to run at Indy: Scott Wimmer will attempt to qualify for his first Nextel Cup Series race of the season this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) driving the #33 Holiday Inn Chevy, giving RCR four entries in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Wimmer was behind the wheel of the #33 at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November, where he started 24th and finished 12th. Dan Deeringhoff, RCR's #2 Busch Series crew chief, will lead the #33 Holiday Inn Racing team this weekend at IMS. Wimmer's #29 Holiday Inn Busch Series crew will go over the wall.(RCR PR)(7-26-2007)

  • Petty to Make 800th Career Start: This weekend, Kyle Petty and the #45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team head to the historic 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. The annual event at IMS has quickly risen to the ranks of one of the most prestigious events on the Nextel Cup schedule. Petty will join the 800 start club when he takes the green flag for the Allstate 400. Only six drivers have reached this milestone number of starts. Petty's father, "The King" Richard Petty, sits atop the list with 1,185 starts. This weekend also marks Petty's return to the #45 Dodge after his brief stint in the TNT Sports booth. Chad McCumbee and John Andretti filled in for Petty in his absence. Petty is one of 12 drivers entered in the 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard that participated in the very first event in 1994. Petty finished 26th in this event in 2006.(Petty Racing PR)(7-25-2007)

  • John Andretti to Lend Voice to IMS Radio Network: NASCAR and IRL driver John Andretti will join the IMS Radio Network as a broadcaster this Sunday for the Allstate 400 at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway [NOTE: he will NOT run in the new #08 Dodge as the team announced]. The Andretti name is synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti, born in Pennsylvania, moved to Indianapolis and went to high school only miles from the speedway. In 1994, he made history by becoming the first driver to complete the Memorial Day "double" competing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Andretti made his return to the Indianapolis 500 this year. Andretti, who recently completed a four race stretch in the #45 Dodge for Petty Enterprises, competed in this year's Indianapolis 500 after a 13 year hiatus for Panther Racing and sponsor Camping World. He is, again, looking forward to coming back to Indy this season. IMS Radio coverage of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard begins at 1:00pm/et.(Petty Racing PR)(7-24-2007)

  • Nemecheck to Drive at Indy: Joe Nemechek will have a ride this weekend at Indianapolis, but which car he will drive remains in limbo. E&M Motorsports is looking to put Nemechek behind the wheel of its #08 car, but Ginn Racing may have a sponsor for the #13 -- the car from which Nemechek was bounced last week. E&M Motorsports had plans to run several races this season, beginning at Indianapolis with John Andretti at the wheel. Andretti has other commitments this weekend, so the team called on Nemechek.(NASCAR.com)(7-24-2007)

  • New team to debut at Indy with Andretti: a new team, E&M Motorsports, plans to debut and attempt the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the #08 Dodge is scheduled to run in the Nextel Cup Series for a limited number of races remaining in the 2007 schedule and a full schedule in 2008. E&M Motorsports is owned by NASCAR veteran John Carter [formerly owner of the #37 RJ Racing team] and is based in Toccoa, Georgia. The #08 car -- a Dodge -- will be take the track at Indy for the Allstate 400 this month with John Andretti driving and are currently seeking primary sponsors for the '08 car -- now and in 2008.( Race Week Media/08team.com PR)(7-18-2007)

  • Racing for a Miracle Program with Riggs at the Brickyard: A victory for #10-Scott Riggs in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard would mean a $500,000 donation to Children's Miracle Network by his sponsor Stanley Tools. The incentive is part of the "Racing for a Miracle" program that has been created by Stanley Tools, together with Ace Hardware, and Children's Miracle Network. Racing for a Miracle is a multi-dimensional program that benefits sick and injured kids as well as the hospitals that provide their care. After Riggs uses a specially-painted helmet during the Indy race, it will be auctioned and the funds will be added to a $10,000 donation from Stanley Tools to the Ace Hardware Foundation which directly benefits Children's Miracle Network. The program culminates at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard that Sunday, as Scott Riggs' # 10 Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge will carry a new look on their car. The logos of Children's Miracle Network and Ace Hardware will adorn the TV panel.(Evernham Motorsports/Clear!Blue PR)(7-20-2007)

  • Schrader to Drive for BAM at Indy: BAM Racing announced the return of Dean Johnson and David Hyder. Johnson assumes the role of crew chief and Hyder will serve as suspension specialist. Driver Mike Bliss will return to the BAM Racing organization on a full-time basis beginning at Pocono Raceway. Ken Schrader, currently a driver for Wood Brothers Racing, will drive the #49 Dodge in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.(BAM Racing PR)(7-19-2007)

  • See the 2007 Team Chart, which has links to past news for each team and info on each team.


PAINT SCHEME NEWS

    Car#/Driver Sponsor/Scheme/Promo Image Link
    #00-David Reutimann The Simpsons #00 Schemes Page
    #7-Robby Gordon Menard's/John Mansfield none...yet
    #10-Scott Riggs Stanley Tools’ Racing for a Miracle none...yet
    #11-Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's #11 Schemes Page
    #16-Greg Biffle DISH Network #16 Schemes Page
    #29-Kevin Harvick Elvis Reese's #29 Schemes Page
    #40-David Stremme Target [white] #40 Schemes Page
    #43-Bobby Labonte Totino's Pizza Rolls none...yet
    #45-Kyle Petty American Spirit Oil #45 Schemes Page
    #70-Johnny Sauter Radio Active Energy Drink #70 Schemes Page


  • Bobby Labonte to run Totino's Pizza Rolls at Indy: This weekend, Bobby Labonte travels to the world's most famous speedway, the Indianapolis (Ind.) Motor Speedway. Labonte heads to the Brickyard with Totino's Pizza Rolls on the side of the #43 Dodge. Labonte will race the #43 Totino's Pizza Rolls Dodge on a weekend that is highlighted by Sunday's Allstate 400.(Petty Racing PR)(7-26-2007)

  • Two Target cars at Indy: Celebrating an 18-year partnership and rich racing history together that includes a win (2000, Montoya-IRL) and a pole (2004, Mears-NNCS) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will be running two Target Dodges in the Brickyard 400. Reed Sorenson and the #41 crew will be sporting their usual paint scheme, while David Stremme and the #40 team will run the exact opposite color scheme.(CGRFS PR), see my #40 Team Schemes page for the Target scheme.(7-25-2007)

  • Simpsons Scheme for Reutimann at Indy: David Reutimann will be carrying an up and coming movie star on his #00 Burger King Toyota at the Brickyard this week. On July 27, The Simpsons Movie will be released and Reutimann's Nextel Cup Series entry for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will feature a customized Simpsons-themed paint scheme.(Michael Waltrip Racing PR), see my #00 Team Schemes page for an image.(7-25-2007)

  • Elvis, Reese's & Harvick at Indy: #29-Kevin Harvick is scheduled to run a Elvis-themed #29 Chevy that will introduce Reese's Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Cups featuring Elvis Presley and the Reese's "Live Like The King" promotion. The Collector Edition Reese's include a thin layer of banana creme, a flavor combination made famous by Elvis' love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Look for an announcement at Indy on July 28th.(7-20-2007)

  • Racing for a Miracle Program with Riggs at the Brickyard: A victory for #10-Scott Riggs in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard would mean a $500,000 donation to Children's Miracle Network by his sponsor Stanley Tools. The incentive is part of the "Racing for a Miracle" program that has been created by Stanley Tools, together with Ace Hardware, and Children's Miracle Network. Racing for a Miracle is a multi-dimensional program that benefits sick and injured kids as well as the hospitals that provide their care. After Riggs uses a specially-painted helmet during the Indy race, it will be auctioned and the funds will be added to a $10,000 donation from Stanley Tools to the Ace Hardware Foundation which directly benefits Children's Miracle Network. The program culminates at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard that Sunday, as Scott Riggs' # 10 Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge will carry a new look on their car. The logos of Children's Miracle Network and Ace Hardware will adorn the TV panel.(Evernham Motorsports/Clear!Blue PR)(7-20-2007)

  • Elvis, Reese's & Harvick at Indy: #29-Kevin Harvick is scheduled to run a Elvis-themed #29 Chevy that will introduce Reese's Peanut Butter & Banana Creme Cups featuring Elvis Presley and the Reese's "Live Like The King" promotion. The Collector Edition Reese's include a thin layer of banana creme, a flavor combination made famous by Elvis' love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Look for an announcement at Indy on July 28th.(7-20-2007)

  • More Paint Scheme news can be found on Paint Schemes Gallery


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