The People of IMS

Many come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s glorious 2.5-mile oval in hopes of making a name for themselves, and some do. Throughout the past century, Indy has been an instrumental part in many drivers’ lives and careers. So many memories have been made throughout the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 years and these memories have helped to continue the atmosphere Indy creates.

Some of the faces responsible for these Indy memories are featured below. We have compiled “Where Are They Now” articles, “The Greatest 33” profiles and “Driver Spotlights” to create a place that highlights all of the greatest drivers to have ever driven over the Yard of Bricks.

Brickyard 400 Drivers
Bobby Hillin Jr.
Bobby Hillin, Jr. grew up in a racing family – just not the kind in which he wound up driving. At the Brickyard 400, he made three starts and qualified fifth in 1996.
 
Bobby Hillin Jr
Bobby Hillin Jr.
Brett Bodine
Brett Bodine and his brothers came out of upstate New York in the rough-and-tumble modified series to tackle the Good Ol’ Boys of NASCAR.
 
Brett Bodine
Brett Bodine
Dave Marcis
He was the last of the independents, a storybook career with a long career in the NASCAR Cup ranks, dating back to the days when it was called Grand National racing.
 
Dave Marcis
Dave Marcis
Greg Sacks
In the early 1980s, Greg Sacks was the terror of the East Coast open wheel modified circuit. In 1982, his team entered 38 races and won 28, including two stretches of 11 in a row.
 
Greg Sacks
Greg Sacks
Jeff Gordon
The year was 1994, and it was a historic day at the IMS with NASCAR’s premier series venturing onto the 2-1/2 mile oval for the inaugural Brickyard 400.
 
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon
Ricky Rudd
Ricky Rudd hasn’t returned to a racetrack since his final NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2007. Unlike some drivers who hang on too long, Rudd knew when it was time to go.
 
Ricky Rudd
Ricky Rudd
Fun Fact #5
The IMS covers 963.4 acres (including the track, Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, solar farm and all parking lots).
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