Found August 01, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jimmie Johnson
After a weekend at the Brickyard, Jimmie Johnson winning his 4th chance to kiss the bricks talks have come about Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) possibly installing lights so that NASCAR could run a Sprint Cup Series race at the good old Brickyard under the lights. For the past five years IMS has been battling attendance problems at the track but there have been no talks of discontinuing the famed race where the winner kisses the bricks that lay across the start finish line. Officials say that the commitment on both sides couldn’t be stronger to continue the races there. Installing lights at the 2.5 mile track would cost IMS tens of millions of dollars. This year they brought the NASCAR Nationwide Series race to the track, which previously raced at Lucas Oil Raceway. They also brought in Grand Am Racing and entitled the fans to a “Super Weekend, three races in four days.” They were sure that bringing in the additional races along with the Sprint Cup race would bring the attenda...
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