Stewart is coming off an already impressive week so far; his dirt track, Eldora Speedway, already hosted the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday night in front of a sell-out crowd. Stewart will be looking to cap off his week with a victory at his home track. A win would also lock Stewart into the Chase after failing to reach victory lane this season.
The History of IMS
Whenever fans and teams look at the schedule, this is one of the races they circle as one to look forward to. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a long list of winners in historic races over the past century, and every driver would like to add their name to that list. Whoever wins on Sunday will be the newest member of a very exclusive and prestigious club.
The Return of Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway looking for the NASCAR victory that eluded him during his stint in the Sprint Cup Series. A winner in the Indianapolis 500, Montoya tried for years to capture the victory in NASCAR. He came close on numerous occasions, including that notorious race where he swore on his wife and children that he was not speeding on pit road. There won’t be anyone else in Indianapolis this weekend who is hungrier to win than Montoya, and with nothing to lose, he’ll give it everything he has.
These stories and more will converge on Sunday for the Brickyard 400. ESPN begins their final season of NASCAR coverage when they go live from IMS at 12:00 p.m. EST.