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Brickyard 400 FastFacts

WHAT: BRICKYARD 400
20th of 34 races in 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
2.5-mile paved oval superspeedway
WHEN: 12:15 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999
DISTANCE: 400 miles/160 laps
RACE PURSE: Purse is expected to be one of the three largest in North American motorsports, along with Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500
CARS: Chevrolet, Ford, Pontiac stock cars, Goodyear Eagle radial tires
FIELD: 43 cars. Fastest 36 cars through time trials. Six or seven provisional starting positions based on 1999 owner points and possible one past champion provisional.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1998 - Jeff Gordon, 1997  - Ricky Rudd, 1996 - Dale Jarret,
1995 - Dale Earnhardt, 1994 Jeff Gordon
TV:
(Race) ABC, 1 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 7
Pre-race show, ESPN, noon-1 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 7
Host: Bob Jenkins
Analyst: Benny Parsons
Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Jerry Punch, Bill Weber
TV:
(Qualifying) ESPN, 2:30-4 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 5
ESPN2, 4-5 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 5
ESPN2, 1-2 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 6
"Happy Hour," ESPN2, 6-7 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 6
RADIO:
(Race) Indy Racing Radio Network, 1 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 7. Pre-race show starts at 12:30 p.m. (EDT).
Anchor: Mike Joy; Analyst: Glenn Jarrett
Pit Reporters: Mark Garrow, Doug Rice
Turn Announcers: Jerry Baker, Mark Jaynes, Mike King, Vince Welch
Race Analyst: Chris Economaki; Garage Reporter: Chris Denari
RADIO:
(Qualifying) Indy Racing Radio Network, 2-4 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 5.
Anchor: Mike Joy
Pit Reporters: Mark Garrow, Doug Rice
Turn Announcers: Jerry Baker, Mark Jaynes, Mike King, Vince Welch
Race Analyst: Chris Economaki
Garage Reporter: Chris Denari
SCHEDULE (all times local):
(Aug. 5) 6 a.m.: Garage opens
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: NASCAR Winston Cup practice
1:30 p.m.: Brickyard Qualifying (Positions 1-25, one lap)
4-4:45 p.m.: NASCAR Winston Cup practice
(Aug. 6) 7 a.m.: Garage opens
9:30 a.m.-noon: NASCAR Winston Cup practice
1 p.m.: NASCAR Winston Cup second-round qualifying (Positions 26-36, one lap)
2:15-3:15 p.m.: NASCAR Winston Cup final practice
(Aug. 7) 6 a.m.: Garage opens
11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Winston Cup driver introductions
12:15 p.m.: Brickyard 400 race (400 miles/160 laps)
THE TRACK:
  • 2.5-mile paved oval, with 36-inch strip of the original bricks at start-finish line
  • Front and back straightaways: 5/8-mile each
  • Short straightaways (between Turns 1-2 & 3-4): 1/8-mile each
  • Four turns: 1/4-mile each
  • Width of straightaways: 50 feet; Width of turns: 60 feet
    Banking: 9 degrees, 12 minutes in all four turns

Facility opened in 1909. The Speedway is the world’s largest sports seating facility, with more than 250,000 permanent seats. The track is the site of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400.

THE RACE:
  • This is the sixth Brickyard 400 event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the inaugural in 1994 and in 1998, Dale Earnhardt won in 1995, Dale Jarrett in 1996 and Ricky Rudd in 1997. The inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 was the first automobile race to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway besides the Indianapolis 500 since 1911.
  • This event is sold out for the sixth consecutive year and will have the largest attendance of any NASCAR Winston Cup race. It has been the highest-attended NASCAR Winston Cup race each of the last five years.
  • This event will have one of the three largest total purses in North American motorsports, along with the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.

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