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NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for first time

'What can we do to make this Brickyard weekend different?'

Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Wednesday, in his first major move since buying the iconic facility, Penske announced the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indy on July 4 will use the track's road course. The Cup Series race, the Brickyard 400 scheduled for July 5, will remain on the track's 2 1/2-mile oval.

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Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar

Penske is the winningest team owner in Indianapolis 500 history with 18 victories

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series have been sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning Monday announcement that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. Tony Hulman bought the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and brought racing back to the corner of 16th St. and Georgetown Ave. after a four-year hiatus following World War II. The speedway spun off multiple other subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedw

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Here's what the Indy 500 quick climb looked like from inside an F-16

Peep the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the background

Peep the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the background.

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Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83

Voice of 'start your engines,' from family that saved the Speedway

Voice of 'start your engines,' from family that saved the Speedway.

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Indy core sample shows 108 years of hard-core racing history

This is 18 inches of the track's surface — and it didn't start out as brick.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn't actually start off as a brick surface.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody First Drive | Same snarl, more bite

The fat cat’s extra width means better performance through grip.

We drove it at the Indy road course.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody | First Run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

We hit the Indy road course with the 707-horsepower fat cat.

This is a bucket-list track.

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United SportsCar Championship drops Indy from 2015 calendar

What American racing series would be complete without a stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? One of America's meccas of motorsport, the track known as the Brickyard hosts IndyCars (two races this season, in fact), NASCAR, even MotoGP. It's hosted Noah Joseph

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Chevy reveals SS pace car at the Brickyard

Last season Chevy reskinned and rebranded its NASCAR stock racer after the new SS, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Bowtie brand's latest muscle sedan would be pressed into duty as a pace car. And now that time has come.

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These are the 7 deadliest racetracks ever

No. 1 Is Bigger Than 5 Others Combined

The tragic and completely bizarre accident that claimed the life of racer Bobby Goodin at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend serves as yet another underscore to the dangers of motorsport. Advances in vehicle design, safety equipment and emergency medicine have all worked to make racing a less dangerous occupation than it once was, bu

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Maserati returns to Indianapolis to commemorate historic win

This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend, folks, and you know what that means: racing. There was the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula One fans, and back Stateside there was the Indianapolis 500. You might expect to see a name like Maserati pop up at the former more than the latter, but tha

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Indy Motor Speedway could look like this in 2016

The 100th running of the Indy 500 will happen in 2016, and in anticipation of the centenary celebrations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun Project 100. As part of a request the track made for state funding to assist with the plan (which is expected to cost from $70 million to $100 million), track officials have announced plans to upgrade infra

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IndyCar to race on Indianapolis infield road course?

Just like Le Mans is to endurance racing, the IndyCar Series is inexorably tied to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If only the series could come home to its birthplace more than once a year.

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10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks list sobering to watch

Sadly, the qualities that might land a racetrack on a "10 Best" list are the same ones that would place it on this list of the 10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks. Drivers and the automakers that fund their right feet are drawn to the challenge of conquering the world's most difficult sets of turns, taming the fastest straights and enduring the longest trials, and we spectators like nothing more than to watch them try. That's why over a century of auto racing has narrowed down the list of truly great

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Alex Tagliani shocks with Indy 500 pole

Most motor races take place over a weekend, but the Indianapolis 500 is not most races. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" plays out over the course of weeks, with numerous practice sessions, extensive qualifying heats and finally the race itself. And with qualifying completed, Alex Tagliani has emerged on top.

MotoGP 2010: Winds of change blow into the Brickyard [Spoilers]

The hype, the drama and one final chance to perform in front of the home town crowd made Indianapolis Motor Speedway a forum for several American riders to "leave it all out on the track " before MotoGP departed the U.S. for the remainder of the season. But with so much happening off the racetrack, when all the cast members were in place, who really had what it took to steal the spotligh

13-year old motorcycle racer killed during warm-up lap at Indy

Tragic events unfolded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend when Peter Lenz, 13, was killed after falling off of his motorcycle and being hit by another rider during a warm-up lap.

Jay Leno to serve as Grand Marshall at Indianapolis MotoGP

Take note, MotoGP fans. The series' next stop will be right her in America at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As the second and final stop here in the United States, this will be the last time you'll be able to see the fastest motorcycles ridden by the most talented riders in the world for a while.

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