INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It's a busy weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"I'm excited to be back. The history behind this race track and the fact I've been able to win four and trying for a fifth, is just awesome," defending Brickyard 400 champion Jimmie Johnson said.
Johnson is going for his fifth win at the Speedway. Johnson and the other Sprint Cup drivers will qualify for Sunday's race Saturday afternoon.
Public gates open Saturday at 7 a.m. The day's events include a Kids Zone, Hero Zone, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying.
The Indiana 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race of 100 laps will run from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are encouraging visitors to the track to KNOW YOUR ZONE in order to avoid heavy traffic. Fans are asked to plan routes ahead of time. You can find out more about the parking program by clicking here.
On Sunday, public gates open at 6 a.m. for the 2013 Brickyard 400. The pre-race will he held from 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m., with the race starting at 1 p.m.
For a complete schedule of Brickyard 400 events click here.
Gates close Sunday at 6 p.m.
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