Let's be honest. This track is much more noted as being the track of the "Indianapolis 500" which saw it's very first race in 1911! So much rich history there. Nascar didn't come along till the 60's.
This race is bigger money as far as the prize fund goes but comparing Nascar to the IRL is crazy! Drinking the milk and kissing the old bricks was an IRL tradition that Nascar has copied. Maybe they should leave that to the IRL?
Not only is the race track full of history but it's the home state of both Ryan and Tony. They both would love to win there for the home crowd. Kind of sad Ryan struggles there. It would be so big for him to win there some day!
Nascar practice will commence Friday 7/28/12 at both 8:30AM and 10:30AM(ET) with qualifying starting at 2:00PM(ET) Race is Sunday 7/29/12 at 1:00PM(ET) with the heavy commercials I'm sure!
Ryan Newman's numbers at Indy since 2009 are:Starts 17/5/23 and Finishes 14/17/12 no poles obviously. His very best finish there was in the old #12 in 2002 at 4TH! So, team #39 has their work cut out for them. Please Tony, get a balance before the race is over!
Lets not mix words. Newman needs some consistency and no DNF'S from here on out or he will have to "kiss his new baby" as far as the Nascar Chase!
Paint scheme will be the "Quicken Loans."