Jeff Gordon to draw crowds for Brickyard 400
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 24, 2015)- The Brickyard 400 is underway at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Crowds spent Friday watching practice rounds at the track.
Crowd sizes are generally smaller for the Brickyard 400, compared to the Indianapolis 500. IMS President Doug Boles says attendance for the Brickyard 400 is generally in the 100,00 range, while the 500 draws crowds over 250,000.
“The crowds are less intense than the Indy 500. The Indy 500 has 106 years of history, where this one, 22 years. Since 2008, our numbers have been smaller every year and this year, for the first time since 2008, we’ve seen a turnaround in numbers,” Boles said.
A big draw this year is Jeff Gordon. This will be the last year Gordon races in the Brickyard 400.
“There will be more people this weekend than we had last weekend and the year before, so we’re excited about that and a lot of that is due to the fact that Jeff Gordon’s coming back and people don’t want to miss out on that,” Boles said.
Rules are the same for the Brickyard 400 as far as what you can and cannot bring inside. For a list of rules and events, click here.