Editor's Note: Because of potential impending weather this weekend, Saturday's National Pavement Midget Twin 25's has been moved to Oct. 14th Championship Saturday event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Track officials wanted to give the NASCAR & ARCA events the best chance to occur by preserving Saturday as a rain make-up date for those two events if needed.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Hendricks County, Indiana, this summer for the second consecutive year on Friday, Aug. 11. Following an 11-year hiatus, the series returned to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for a thrilling three days of racing around Indianapolis in between NASCAR and INDYCAR.
Racing fans can expect to see some of the brightest young stars in racing and perhaps a well-known NASCAR veteran or two.
Full Weekend of Racing
The weekend will begin with the ARCA Menards Series Reese’s 200 on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. The Camping World Truck Series will race the TSport 200 under the lights at 9 p.m.
Adding to the excitement, the truck race will be the first of the 2023 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs.
See Editor's Note above as this event has been postponed until October...Racing wraps up at IRP on Saturday, Aug. 12 with the always exciting Twin 25's. This event features a pair of 25-lap National Pavement Midget Championship features where the winner of the first race will start the second from the rear.
If that driver can climb to the front and win the second feature, they will receive a $50,000 bonus on top of their purse payout! The feat has only been accomplished once, in 2002 by the late Dave Steele.
Just down the street, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host a jam-packed weekend of its own. Some of the biggest names in racing will compete in an INDYCAR and NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Kids, Camping Free
These events could be the perfect weekend out for a family who loves motorsports because children 12 and under receive free admission both days when accompanied by a paid adult.
Camping will also be free during the event. Race fans can stay at the track on Friday night before Saturday's event to round out the weekend. Camping spaces are primitive without hookups to electricity or water.
Tickets for the Aug. 11-12 weekend events at IRP are on sale now with reserved seats listed at $45 and general admission at $35.
Rich History at IRP
The first NASCAR events held at IRP were the Grand National (now Xfinity) Series. Legends of the sports made names for themselves with wins on the 0.686-mile oval including Morgan Shepherd, Bobby Labonte, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
NASCAR Trucks first debuted at the Brownsburg track in 1995 with Mike Skinner winning from the pole. Ron Hornaday Jr., Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and many others went on to capture the checkered flag over the course of 17 years.
In last year's return to IPR, Grant Enfinger won the truck race while Chandler Smith took the checkered flag in the ARCA feature.
Learn more about the facility's history on their website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are tickets on sale for the NASCAR doubleheader weekend?
You can purchase single- and multi-day tickets (general admission and/or reserved) at this link.
What are the ticket prices?
Single-day Aug. 11 reserved seating tickets are $45 while general admission tickets will be $35.
Children 12 and under will receive FREE general admission when accompanied by a paid adult for each day.
Will additional racing series accompany the NASCAR Trucks race?
The ARCA Menards Series will join the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on-track on Friday, Aug. 11 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. On the following day – Saturday, Aug. 12 – the National Pavement Midget Championship will run the Twin 25’s, plus the All-Star Midget Classic featuring USAC Eastern Focus Midgets and NEMA Lites Midgets.
The full on-track schedule for the Aug. 11-12 race weekend is being finalized. Updates in the future will be shared to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park social media platforms as well as RaceIRP.com.