Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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The race, dubbed the “Mudsummer Classic” on the half-mile dirt oval, will run on Wednesday night prior to the Nationwide-Sprint Cup weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
While the Tony Stewart-owned track has sold out its 17,782 grandstand seats, there are 300 general admission tickets for the hillside still available.
NASCAR, which has not had a national series race on dirt since 1970, still needs to finalize a format for the event.
NASCAR is expected to have heat races with 30 trucks starting the main feature event, said NASCAR Vice President Jim Cassidy. NASCAR, which has a top-25 rule that guarantees the top 25 in owner points an automatic spot in the lineup, has not announced the qualifying procedure.
With no pit road, it’s likely there will have to be a break during the race if NASCAR wants to give teams time for adjustments. (SportingNews)