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Historic race cars to compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

From press release

For the first time ever, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host more than 500 of the world's finest and most historic racecars as they compete on the recently reconfigured road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5 miles oval as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational to be held June 6-8.

The races will showcase a wide variety of cars including cars that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, cars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Formula One, Grand-Am prototypes and Trans-Am.

In addition, American racing cars from makes like Chevrolet will compete with historic racecars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in twelve different classes of racing. A special class will also feature open-wheel race cars with Indianapolis 500 or other historic racing background.

Racing at IMS will be virtually non-stop each day from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The cars will be on display in the infield and open to all fans providing up close access to the racecars.

A complete racing schedule for the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will be announced at a later date.

The event will begin with a practice day on Thursday, June 5 with free admission for everyone, with racing throughout the weekend beginning on June 6.

Emerson Fittipaldi's Penske Chevrolet
Emerson Fittipaldi's Penske Chevrolet (Photo: René Fagnan)