The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Hendricks County, Indiana, this summer for another exciting day of racing at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday, July 19. It will kick off a massive NASCAR weekend in central Indiana with two more thrilling races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday's race at IRP will feature some of the brightest young stars in racing and a NASCAR veteran or two.  

ARCA Menards Series

2023 ARCA Menards Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Photo Courtesy of Wayne Riegle)

Some of the brightest young stars in motorsports start the doubleheader in the ARCA Menards Series Circle City 200. A practice session and qualifying start the on-track schedule at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. before the green flag drops at 6 p.m.

Along with some popular young drivers like Andres Perez, Toni Breidinger and Christian Rose, INDYCAR veteran and racing royalty Marco Andretti will take the field in his first season on the ARCA circuit. 

Craftsman Truck Series

2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Photo Courtesy of Wayne Riegle)

For the 20th time in series history, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will take the green flag on the IRP oval at 9 p.m. The TSPORT 200 practice session and qualifying are set for 3:30 and 4:05 p.m. while driver introductions will start around 8:30 p.m. after the ARCA Menards Series race.

Fans can expect to see some of the most popular racers in the NASCAR feeder system like Corey Heim and Christian Eckes going up against veterans like Matt Crafton and Ty Dillion as well as Marco Andretti who will run both races of the doubleheader. 

Kids, Camping Free

The Crowd at Indianapolis Raceway Park for a NASCAR Doubleheader (Photo Courtesy of Wayne Riegle)

These races make for the perfect evening out for a family who loves motorsports because children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets are on sale now with reserved seats listed at $45 and general admission at $35.

Camping will also be free during the event. Race fans can stay at the track on Friday night before the NASCAR Xfinity Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Spaces are primitive without hookups to electricity or water.


Rich History at IRP

Ty Majeski in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Winner's Circle at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Photo Courtesy of Wayne Riegle)

The first NASCAR event at IRP was 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 have gone on to capture the checkered flag over the past 19 years.