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NASCAR Returning to Indy Oval

A crown jewel has returned to the NASCAR schedule.

The Brickyard 400 presented by PPG, a race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s oval, is part of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the track and NASCAR announced Sept. 28.

The Brickyard 400 will celebrate its 30th anniversary by returning to the oval.

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The last time the Brickyard 400 took place was in 2020, when Kevin Harvick won for Stewart-Haas Racing.

Afterward, IMS moved its race to the track’s road course for the past three seasons.

“While it’s been exciting to watch the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series drivers tackle the IMS road course over the last three years, being back on the oval for the 30th anniversary is a much-anticipated homecoming for drivers and fans alike,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a release. “Whether you’ve been with us all 30 years or are a new fan, the celebration as we ‘come back around’ will be can’t-miss and truly unforgettable.”

Additionally, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will join Cup on the oval.

“After three strong years on the IMS road course, it is momentous to return to the historic oval,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR svp of racing development and strategy, said. “The history of motorsports permeates throughout IMS, so we look forward to celebrating the 30th anniversary of NASCAR at the Brickyard with the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024.”

The Brickyard 400 will take place July 21, 2024.

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Wyatt Watson has followed NASCAR closely since 2007. He joined Frontstretchas a journalist in February 2023 after serving in the United States Navy for five years as an Electronic Technician Navigation working on submarines. Wyatt writes breaking NASCAR news and contributes to columns such as Friday Faceoff and 2-Headed Monster. Wyatt also contributes to Frontstretch's social media and serves as an at-track reporter, collecting exclusive content for Frontstretch.

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Rob Tow

Wyatt, you’re better than this. Find a site that actually pays you.



why in july it is going to be 100 degrees what the heck


Are they going to do a tire test in March when the temp is 40 degrees and have the event when the track temp is 130+ and blame the tire failures on Goodyear? You’d think they’d learn from history but I doubt it.

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