‘New Way To The Speedway’ To Assist Brickyard 400 Fans

‘New Way to the Speedway’ to assist fans attending the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, July 25, 2015 – Fans attending the 22nd annual Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 26, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are encouraged to review the “New Way to the Speedway” plan implemented in May by IMS.

Fans should plan their routes ahead of time for an easier, more efficient drive to the track, and the “New Way to the Speedway” program is designed to suggest the best routes for fans to travel to IMS as efficiently as possible.

The most noticeable change fans will experience in traveling to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year is the new roundabout at the intersection of 16th Street and Georgetown Road. Drivers can no longer access Georgetown Road from 16th Street or Crawfordsville Road because it does not connect to the roundabout.

IMS has worked closely with the Speedway Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies to revamp certain parts of the traffic plan for IMS events. All Speedway patrons should be aware of the following:

 • Guests without infield parking passes are encouraged to follow I-465 to 38th Street, south on Georgetown to Lot 1B; and left on 30th to the North 40/Lot 7.
 • Lot 1C is closed for camping and will be open for daily parking on Sunday (Brickyard 400 Race Day). Instead, Lot 1A is for camping and 1B will be used for any overflow camping.
 • North 40/Lot 7 parking will be open and free until full.
• Georgetown Road will be closed south of 25th Street beginning at 10 a.m. race morning to all vehicular traffic. After Georgetown Road is closed, no vehicular traffic, including placarded traffic, will be allowed to access the road way.
 Make sure to get to IMS in plenty of time before the race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates open at 10 a.m. on Brickyard 400 Race Day.

Brickyard 400 Race Day road closures

In an effort to increase the safety and security of race patrons, Georgetown Road will be closed south of 25th Street beginning at 10 a.m. race morning to all vehicular traffic. After Georgetown Road is closed, no vehicular traffic, including placarded traffic, will be allowed to access the road way. Those race patrons with placards who are accustomed to entering IMS Gate 7 will have to enter through Gate 2 (W. 16th Street) or Gate 10 (30th Street).  Local residents who reside on this stretch of Georgetown Road are encouraged to make provisions for this temporary traffic restriction as vehicles will not be permitted to access Georgetown Road from McCray Street, 24th Street and all other access points in this area. Upon completion of the race, Georgetown Road will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the vast majority of race pedestrian foot traffic clears from the roadway (approximately one hour after the race).

Sixteenth (16th) Street will also be closed during the running of this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Race between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street Roundabout on the west from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the race. In addition, 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, as it will be blocked at 10th Street.

Traffic traveling east on Crawfordsville Road from the west will be turned around at the 16th Street Roundabout. Traffic traveling west on 16th Street from downtown will be diverted south on Olin Avenue.

In addition, the Speedway Police Department wants local residents and motorists to be aware that a number of parking restrictions will be in place for the Brickyard 400 weekend. For a complete list, visit

These road closure restrictions and additional security measures are being established to ensure the safety of our residents, businesses and visitors during and after the race.  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Speedway Police Department appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these temporary restrictions and apologizes for any inconvenience they may cause.

 IMS “KNOW YOUR ZONE” program returns to assist motorists

Now in its fourth year, the “IMS KNOW YOUR ZONE” program is designed to help Speedway guests identify the best driving routes to parking lots located near their respective seating locations.

With the track opening at 10 a.m. on Brickyard 400 Race Day, officials suggest fans arrive early to ensure getting to IMS in time to catch all of the pre-race ceremonies. Driving routes have been created by local law enforcement agencies and match KNOW YOUR ZONE colors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
 Orange: The southern end of IMS.
• Red: The northern end of IMS.
• Green: Between the Orange (southern) and Red (northern) zones.

For more information about the “KNOW YOUR ZONE” program, visit

Drivers can learn the locations of work zones and highway restrictions by calling INDOT’s TrafficWise at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or viewing an online map at ISP will offer updates on traffic and parking on Twitter and Facebook.

No coolers larger than 18 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches can be brought into the facility, which will be strictly enforced. Fans will be allowed to bring one cooler and one standard backpack or book bag per person.

For more information regarding access to IMS, visit For additional information, follow the Indiana State Police @IndStatePolice, the Speedway Police Department @SpeedwayPD or listen to radio stations WNFI-AM 1070 or WIBC-FM 93.1.

Uber to the track and back

Fans looking for a convenient ride to and from all the action during the Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard weekend are encouraged to use Uber.

Uber can get you there worry-free, hassle-free and safely, and it’s easy to do. Download Uber’s free app and you’re on the way to a reliable ride in minutes. You can book any kind of vehicle from low-cost to premium, and payment is automatic. You don’t need cash or a credit card for the driver; it’s all taken care of when you request your ride through the app.

New to Uber? Download the app and use the code BY400 for a first free ride up to $25.

Inbound Uber drop-offs will be at Main Street and Gilman Street in downtown Speedway. Outbound Uber pickups will be at Main Street and Gilman Street.

2015 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for all racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015 – Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, Lilly Diabetes 250 and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
• Online: Visit Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
• In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office in the IMS Administration Building located at 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN, which is just east of the roundabout at Crawfordsville Road and 16th Street, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.

Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at


Share Button