Historic Stock Cars, Muscle Cars On Display; Race Day Shuttles Available

Friday, July 22, 2011

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The Plymouth Superbird driven in NASCAR competition by Ramo Stott will be one of the historic stock cars on display during the Brickyard 400 at IMS.

Some of the most iconic cars in NASCAR history and a fabulous collection of rods, customs and muscle cars will be on display July 29-31 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com.

The Brickyard 400 Vintage and Stock Car Show will give fans the rare opportunity to take pictures and interact with the vehicle owners and restorers of a fabulous collection of Superbirds, Ford Talladegas and other cars from NASCAR’s past.

One of the NASCAR classic cars that will be on display will be the No. 7 1970 Plymouth Superbird driven by Ramo Stott to top-10 finishes in the 1970 Daytona 500 and Talladega 500. Stott also won the 1970 ARCA 300 at Daytona and Vulcan 500 at Talladega in this car. Powered by a 426 Hemi engine with everything original on the car except for the exterior paint, this is the only remaining Superbird in original, as-raced configuration.

Another special car on display will be the Holman Moody No. 98 Ford Torino that was owned and driven by the legendary Benny Parsons to 1968 and 1969 ARCA championships. NASCAR pioneer Wendell Scott later drove it in ARCA and NASCAR Grand National East competition.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, the world’s largest rod and custom association, will display more than 100 cars. Goodguys events showcase a variety of American-made rods, customs, classics, trucks, street machines and muscle cars.

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Race Day shuttle service: Roundtrip Race Day bus shuttle service is available for the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com on Sunday, July 31 at four convenient locations, including three in downtown Indianapolis and one at Indianapolis International Airport.

Tickets are $24 per person for one-way or round-trip service. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brickyard400parking.com or www.freeenterprisesystem.com or from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the day of the race at each location, with credit card, debit card and cash accepted.

Tickets ordered online before Friday, July 22 will be mailed to customers. Tickets ordered online between July 23-29 will be held for pick-up after 8 a.m. on Race Day at the Will Call table at the customer’s selected location.

Service will be provided by the Sodrel Companies, the Free Enterprise System and Star of America Motor Coach, in partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans will be served with air-conditioned shuttles and handicapped-accessible vehicles on all routes.

Service to the track will start at 8 a.m. at all four locations, with continuous shuttles until 1 p.m. Return service will take place for three hours after the end of the race, with all shuttles leaving from the staging area at the Main Gate East Parking Lot on the southeast corner of 16th Street and Polco Street in Speedway.

Shuttle details:

Pink Route
•Location: 1220 S. West St., Indianapolis (Corner of West and Morris Streets).
•Parking: $5 per car, cash only.

Black Route
•Location: IUPUI Lot 73 and 92, Downtown Campus, Corner of Michigan and California Streets in Indianapolis, with access from Michigan Street.
•Parking: $5 per car, cash only.

Purple Route
•Location: Hampton Inn Downtown, 105 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis (across from Circle Centre Mall and Hard Rock Café)
•Parking: None

Blue Route
•Location: Ground Transportation Lobby, Zone 1 at the airport. Get tickets inside at Star of America booth.
•Parking: $10 per car, airport garage. Fans must show race ticket stub to cashier upon exit to receive this special rate.

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Special Brickyard event for IMS Kids Club: IMS Kids Club members and their families are invited to attend a special Kids Club event Saturday, July 30 during the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com, during which kids can enjoy exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying.

The event will take place on Legends Row near the famed Gasoline Alley in suites named after all-time great Indianapolis 500 drivers Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Bill Vukovich. Attendees are encouraged to enter via the Al Unser Suite.

Kroger will provide lunch, with Flying Cupcake providing dessert to all Kids Club members and their families. Entertainment will be provided by a face painter and a balloon artist, with additional race-related activities.

Open to all youngsters 12 and under, the IMS Kids Club gives young fans the opportunity to receive a welcome kit that includes a welcome message from a driver, a Kid-ential membership card and lanyard, a mini autograph pen, a T-shirt, an IMS lunch bag with school supplies and a Mattel Hot Wheels car.

Newcomers to the IMS Kids Club also receive a one-time, 10-percent discount for IMS merchandise online or in-store, $10 off IMS Junior Garage Credentials (kids 9-12 only) for the Indianapolis 500, discounts and special offers from Kids Club Partners, invitations to seven special Kids Club events throughout the year and much more.

Membership is just $25 per child. Click here to join the IMS Kids Club.

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2011 Brickyard 400 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 31 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

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