IMSA Announces Return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2023

IMSA President John Doohan (right) and IMS President Doug Boles (right)

IMSA President John Doohan (suitable) and IMS President Doug Boles (appropriate)
Photo: Joe Skibinski / Penske Entertainment

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a single of the most storied venues in not just racing, but in all of American sports activities. For about 80 years, the 2.5-mile speedway entirely hosted one particular occasion for each yr, the Indianapolis 500. This tradition finished in 1994 with NASCAR going to the observe for the inaugural Brickyard 400, followed by Formulation Just one in 2000 for the United States Grand Prix. IMSA has introduced these days that its flagship series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will be returning to the Brickyard next season.

IMSA President John Doonan reported in a assertion:

“There has been mutual fascination and quite a few discussions involving IMSA and IMS leadership for really some time to carry our brand of quality endurance sporting activities car racing back to the Speedway and our collective fans. As we launch an remarkable new period in 2023 and introduce GTP as our top rated group of prototypes together with quite a few of our other profitable categories and sanctioned series, the timing is appropriate for a comprehensive weekend of IMSA action in Indianapolis and on NBC upcoming slide.”

The IMSA Fight on the Bricks will be a two-hour and forty-minute race on the speedway’s 14-flip, 2.439-mile street program on September 17th, 2023, which will provide as the penultimate event of the 2023 IMSA season. The three-day celebration will also aspect the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge assistance series in a four-hour race on Saturday that will conclude in darkness. The sporting activities motor vehicle racing sanctioning human body has also confirmed that the 2024 and 2025 races at the Brickyard will be for a longer time gatherings ending at night time, alongside the Rolex 24 at Daytona and other marquee races as an Stamina Cup spherical.

IMSA had past frequented the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 for the Brickyard Grand Prix. Nevertheless, the weekend’s spectators in 2023 will also be provided the special opportunity to camp in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield. The famed location doesn’t let race attendees to camp in the infield during any other race weekend at the speedway.

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