INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In just hours, the Sprint Cup drivers will take to the track for the Brickyard 400.
Saturday, Ryan Newman won the pole position for the Brickyard 400. It was the 50th pole of Newman's career, but first since late in the 2011 season.
Jimmie Johnson qualified second, Carl Edwards qualified third at 187.157 and was followed by Denny Hamlin and two-time Indy winner Tony Stewart.
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Public gates open at 6 a.m. at the IMS 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. Gates will close at 6 p.m.
The Indiana State Police says Crawfordsville Road is backed up near the track. ISP troopers are asking motorists to use these routes:
- Public traffic should use 10th St and 38th St from I-465.
- Traffic on Crawfordsville may be sent north on Lynhurst to 25th Street to go to public parking in Lot 1C (Coke Lot) or other local parking in neighborhoods for private pay lots.
- Don't use Crawfordsville unless you have a placard for parking inside the track. Ramps may be blocked at Crawfordsville.
- Follow all directions to get to the event.
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If you are headed out to the track, know there is a plan to boost speeds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In May for the Indy 500, new security measures caused huge delays and some fans didn't get inside in time to see the start of the race.
Changes have been made and they'll be tested this Sunday at the Brickyard 400. Eighteen gates will be open and there will also be an express gate. If you don't have a cooler or a backpack, you'll be able to go through the lines more quickly.
The IMS is asking fans to bring only one cooler and one backpack to help speed up the process.
Also, 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 here.
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