Brickyard 400 fans can enjoy Hauler Parade, Festival July 28th NASCAR fans can get an up-close view of Sprint Cup Series "haulers" - the large, colorful trucks carrying the stock cars competing July 29-31 in the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - at the third annual Hauler Parade and Festival on Thursday, July 28 on Speedway's Main Street.
The event will take place from 5-10 p.m. Admission is free.
Great live music is included, with R&B dance band The Toy Factory and country rock band KJ and the Jester Kings.
A parade of more than 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers is expected to arrive at 6 p.m. in Speedway, led by the 2011 Brickyard 400 Pace Car and a special Grand Marshall leading the parade. The haulers will park in two lines on Main Street, between 10th and 15th Streets.
Meeting and greeting fans will be NASCAR personalities, including legendary NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett and Miss Sprint Cup. Also on hand will be Beach Bash models and special guests, and an array of NASCAR race cars on display. Children will be entertained at a Kid Zone from 5:00-7 p.m.
A media pit stop competition, featuring local on-air personalities, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Dawson's On Main restaurant and other local eateries will have food and beverages available for purchase throughout the event. Parking will be available on Speedway town streets west of Main and also at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's gravel Main Gate Parking Lot, located on the south side of 16th Street, east of the Speedway gas station.
Fans also can watch the haulers parade north on Main Street and east on 16th Street at 8 p.m., as they depart the Hauler Parade and Festival single-file and enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds for the Brickyard 400.