News & Multimedia

Hauler Parade Brings NASCAR Fun, Excitement To Speedway July 26

Fans can enjoy the color and excitement of NASCAR and get geared up for the inaugural Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard through the fourth annual Hauler Parade on Thursday, July 26 on Main Street in Speedway, Ind.

The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free.

A parade of more than 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers – the large, colorful trucks carrying stock cars to and from the track during the season – will arrive on Main Street starting at 6 p.m. Haulers will park in two lines on Main Street between 10th and 15th Streets, giving fans an up-close look.

Legendary NASCAR team owner Leonard Wood is the grand marshal of the Hauler Parade. Defending “400” winner Paul Menard will join Wood as a special guest in the parade. Menard also will receive his 2011 Brickyard 400 winner’s ring on the Hauler Parade Stage on Main Street in Speedway.

Another featured guest is Troy, Ala., paramedic and fire fighter Curtiss Shaver, the hero who received naming rights to the Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, July 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Shaver will be incorporated into a series of VIP activities throughout the race weekend that also will honor America’s unsung heroes.

Other fun activities include live music, a question-and-answer session with Wood, an appearance by Miss Sprint Cup, a media pit stop challenge and an autograph session with selected NASCAR and GRAND-AM Road Racing drivers.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and two GRAND-AM series will race at IMS for the first time during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard, with the Hauler Parade taking place Thursday evening after a full afternoon of Nationwide Series practice at IMS.

NASCAR and GRAND-AM race cars will be on display. Kids can have fun at the IMS Kids Club area, featuring a bounce house, face painters, creative projects and appearances by IMS Kids Club mascots Axel and Alley.

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.

A variety of vendors will participate in the Hauler Parade, including BlueMile, Miles Ahead Performance, the 500 Festival, Scorpion and Turf, Coke Recycling, GRAND-AM, NASCAR, Nationwide Insurance and more. IMS race tickets also can be purchased at the Hauler Parade.
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 single-file and enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Also taking place during the Hauler Parade is the inaugural Hauler Hustle 4K at the Brickyard run/walk, which requires a registration fee for participation. Visit http://iwant2run.com/Hauler_Hustle_4K.html for more information about the Hauler Hustle 4K at the Brickyard.

The complete Hauler Parade schedule:

5-6 p.m.    Live Music by Corey Cox (Hauler Parade Stage, Main Street, Speedway)
6 p.m.    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Haulers Arrive on Main Street
6:15 p.m.    Question-and-answer session with Leonard Wood (Hauler Parade Stage)
6:30-7:30 p.m.    Hauler Hustle 4K at the Brickyard footrace (registration fee required)
6:45-7:15 p.m.    NASCAR, GRAND-AM Autograph Session
6:45-7:45 p.m.    Media Pit Stop Challenge
8-9 p.m.    Live Music by Toy Factory (Hauler Parade Stage)
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Hauler Parade Brings NASCAR Fun, Excitement To Speedway July 26
 
Hauler Parade Brings NASCAR Fun, Excitement To Speedway July 26
Fans can enjoy the color and excitement of NASCAR and get geared up for the inaugural Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard through the fourth annual Hauler Parade on Thursday, July 26 on Main Street in Speedway, Ind.
Read More
Related Media
Scott Dixon
 
Pruett's Preview: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
With two rounds complete and 14 left to run, drawing any significant conclusions on how certain drivers will fare in their quest for the Astor Cup would be premature, but it's hard to ignore some of the notable trends leading into this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach.
Read More
Pippa Mann
 
Mann Teams Up With Susan G. Komen for Indy 500
Veteran Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann will again race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. For the second consecutive year, she will be driving in her familiar pink gear as she races in support of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and its mission to end breast cancer forever.
Read More
James Hinchcliffe and Vic Vegas
 
INDYCAR Drivers and Indy's Top Chefs Unite For Charity
Representatives from Rev, a Methodist Health Foundation charity event presented by Fifth Third Bank, have released the complete list of chef and Verizon IndyCar driver pairings for the May 2 food event, which will be hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Oriol Servia
 
Servia Joins RLL Racing for Indianapolis 500
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that Oriol Servia will return to the team for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
Read More
Darren Manning
 
'Rookie' Veterans Join Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced four first-time entries in its second annual “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am race, the feature event of its June 11-14 Brickyard Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Familiar to Indianapolis 500 fans but new to the SVRA’s Pro-Am are Richie Hearn, Stephan Gregoire, Davy Jones and Darren Manning. All have filed entries to a field that has grown to sixteen. The SVRA expects 33 Indianapolis 500 veterans to start.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 1,851
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
RT @wrigleycubs1: I can't wait for #LegendsDay @IMS so I can hear @FLAGALine put on one hell of a show. #ACMawards50 ..Who's ready 2 drink …
about 7 minutes ago