Drivers Ready for Brickyard 400
Jeff Gordon (photo courtesy IMS)
The NASCAR drivers are getting geared up for Sunday's race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon, who won the inaugural race in 1994, says this race is one of the biggest on the NASCAR schedule, just behind the Daytona 500. Gordon says it's hard to believe this Sunday will be the 20th running of the race.
"To me, that inaugural race really set the precedent for how impressive this facility is and how prestigious this race was the first year and always will be," Gordon says.
Sam Hornish, Jr., winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500, says he wants to get that feeling of winning in Indy again. He says, "Until you get that first feeling of what it's like to win in Indianapolis and to kiss the bricks, you know, it's a tough thing for you to be able to explain to anybody."
Pre-race festivities for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The race is set to begin at 1:00.