Daily Trackside Report - Sunday, July 31

Sunday, July 31, 2011

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            Welcome to the 2011 Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brickyard 400 is the 20th race of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Our Media Center staff, headed by Indianapolis Motor Speedway Director of Public Relations Doug Boles, is here to assist you and answer your questions today.
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ORDER OF THE DAY:
6 a.m.
Public Gates Open
9-11:45 a.m.
Live Music by Thomas Rhett, The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore, Infield Stage
11:30 a.m.
Pre-Race Ceremonies Begin
11:40 a.m.
Operation Desert Storm Track Lap
11:50 a.m.
Live Music by Rascal Flatts, Trackside Stage
12:10 p.m.
Vintage Pace Car Track Lap
12:20 p.m.
Vintage NASCAR Track Lap
12:30 p.m.
Driver Introductions and Track Laps
12:55 p.m.
“America the Beautiful” by Reba McEntire, Victory Podium
12:58 p.m.
Operation Desert Storm Speech by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Victory Podium
1:02 p.m.
Invocation, Victory Podium
1:03 p.m.
National Anthem by Rascal Flatts, Victory Podium
1:05 p.m.
Flyover by T-45 Goshawks
1:05 p.m.
2012 Super Weekend at the Brickyard Track Lap by Sprint Cup, Nationwide, GRAND-AM cars
1:10 p.m.
Command to Start Engines, Mari Hulman George, Victory Podium
1:21 p.m.
Start, Brickyard 400 (160 laps, 400 miles)
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            Brad Keselowski won the Kroger 200 benefitting Riley Hospital for Children NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night