O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis


O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis

Motorsport venue
Name = O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis| Time = GMT-5
Location = 10267 East U.S. Highway 136, Clermont, Indiana, 46234


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Capacity = 30,000
Owner = National Hot Rod Association
Operator = National Hot Rod Association
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Events = NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
United States Auto Club
National Hot Rod Association| Layout1 = Oval
Surface = Asphalt
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Length_km = 1.1
Length_mi = .686
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Record_time = 0:21.766
Record_driver = David Green
Record_team = Bobby Labonte
Record_year = 1994
Record_class = NASCAR Nationwide Series
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Record_driver2 = Tony Schumacher
Record_team2 = Don Schumacher Racing
Record_year2 = 2006
Record_class2 = NHRA Top Fuel
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O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, known as Indianapolis Raceway Park until the 2006 purchase of naming rights by O'Reilly Auto Parts, is a multipurpose racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is not to be confused with Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), which is often referred to as a superspeedway, although its construction vastly predates the use of that term. Surprisingly to some, the vast majority of motorsports events held in Indianapolis are held at Raceway Park, including a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, a NASCAR Nationwide Series event, a midget car racing event, drag racing and road racing.

Sprint car races and other events suited to a shorter track are held here. Raceway Park also traditionally stages an extensive programs on the Saturday nights of major races at the big track nearby, with the Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend (late May) called the Night before the 500. The event is held the night before the Indianapolis 500 event at IMS, serving as something of an unofficial preliminary event to the far more famous one. Similarly, the Kroger NASCAR 200 was given a "Night before the 400" status. When Formula One raced at IMS, midget, sprint, and stock car races were held at ORP in the "Night Before F1" meets, including the 2002 and 2003 USGP races that featured a twin 25-lap midget format, with a full inversion, and the winner winning $50,000 if he could win both features.

The facility also includes a convert|2.5|mi|km|sing=on, 15-turn road course used for Sports Car Club of America "club" road racing events, featuring a convert|4400|ft|m|sing=on long drag strip that hosts the annual NHRA U.S. Nationals on Labor Day weekend.

Records

* NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying: David Green, 21.766 sec. (113.462 mph), 1994
* NASCAR Nationwide Series Race: Jimmy Hensley, convert|96.923|mi/h|km/h|abbr=on, June 22, 1985
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying: Joe Ruttman, 22.081 sec. (111.843 mph), 2000
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race: Greg Biffle, convert|88.704|mi/h|km/h|abbr=on, August 5, 1999

Current Events

* NASCAR Nationwide Series - Kroger 200
* NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Power Stroke Diesel 200
* NHRA - Mac Tools U.S. NationalsNOTE: The Kroger 200 is the only Nationwide Series race to carry the same primary sponsor for all 25 years of the series.

External links

* [http://www.irponline.com/ O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Official Site]
* [http://www.nascar.com/races/tracks/irp/index.html O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Page] on [http://www.nascar.com NASCAR.com]
*Super High Resolution image from [http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=39.81335~-86.341028&style=o&lvl=2&scene=2176745 Windows Live Local]
*High Resolution image from [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.812694,-86.340920&spn=0.006663,0.009055&t=k&hl=en Google Maps]


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