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Fatheadz Signs on as Sponsor for Inaugural Hoosier Classic $100K Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 26, 2020) – Lucas Oil Raceway is proud to announce that Fatheadz Eyewear has been named the official sponsor for the inaugural Hoosier Classic Fatheadz Eyewear $100K Challenge. The 2021 Hoosier Classic will host a trifecta of open-wheel pavement racing, featuring Champion Sprint Cars (Friday), Champion Midgets (Saturday), and the USAC Silver Crown Series (Saturday). Set to take place in conjunction with Brickyard 400 Weekend on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 2021, drivers will compete on The Oval at Lucas Oil Raceway for their shot at taking home the top prize of $100K.

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RT EPISODE 8: Is 2020 Over Yet?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—No one could have predicted back in January that 2020 would one of the most eventful in recent memory. Through early-October, we have experienced global pandemics, social justice movements, and political turmoil not seen in decades. It seems like those face been the least of Joe Liguori’s concerns this year.

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Angelo Taylor Car

RT EPISODE 7: No Other Car Like This One

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—All drag racing fans remember the legends of the sport. Their achievements. Their sponsors. The cars they drove. The thing is that seldom have multiple legends been behind the wheel of the same car. Almost never have dozens of legends jumped into the driver’s seat of the same car.

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2020 Oval Fan Appreciation

Fan Appreciation Night Set for October 8

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Lucas Oil Raceway is set to host a final test session on the oval track October 8 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event will be open to silver crowns, sprint cars, and midgets. As a thank you to fans and their support of the 2020 oval schedule, Lucas Oil Raceway will host a Fan Appreciation Night during the test session.

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RT EPISODE 6: Roger Parks and the Drag Racing Community

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The racing community is as tight-knit as they come. Racers spend an entire spring, summer, and fall pitted next to each. They travel to the same tracks and race for the same trophies and payouts. Do not be mistaken, the competition is there, or racers would not devote so much to the sport. Take it from Roger Parks who loves the sport and knows the value of its community.

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RT EPISODE 4: A Dodge Challenger Was All it Took

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—A basketball is meant to go through a hoop. Baseball bats are made to be swung. You are supposed to kick a soccer ball. These are obvious facts that do not have to be explained. No one had to explain what Nathanael Stoners’ first Dodge Challenger was supposed to do when he made the purchase.

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RT EPISODE 3: From Juniors to Drag Racing’s Biggest Stage

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is divided into seven divisions at the sportsman level. Racers compete within those divisions for championships and other perks like trips to national events. Division 3 (North Central Division) has produced a long list of championship drag racers. That list includes the name Devin Isenhower.

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Third National Event in Indianapolis Added to Early NHRA Schedule

GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced today a new NHRA Indy Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway set for August 6-9. Qualifying for the new Indy event will air on FS1 and final eliminations will air on the FOX Broadcast Network. The NHRA Indy Nationals will feature an extravaganza of professional and sportsman racing over four days, with limited spectators per Indiana guidelines.

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Lucas Oil Raceway to Celebrate 60 Years of History

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Since the fall of 1960, Lucas Oil Raceway has been the stage for some of the most historic moments in drag racing. The facility has provided a jumpstart in some of the most legendary careers in motorsports. A 0.686-mile oval track, 2.5-mile road course, and a 4,400-foot have become a tradition for racing fans across the country. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Lucas Oil Raceway will celebrate 60 years of racing history.

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RT EPISODE 2: Alaia Wischmeyer is Just Beginning her Racing Career

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Most racers have been sitting in a driver’s seat for most of their lives. Some seasoned veterans have been taking the tree since their teenage years. Some racers grow up working crew for their dad or their friends and are now behind the wheel themselves. Some began racing a junior dragster as early as five or six years of age. Alia Wischmeyer does not fit in any of those categories.

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NHRA Adds Two National Events at Lucas Oil Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— NHRA drag racing will resume its 2020 season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway with limited spectators allowed. The events will be run on July 11-12 and July 18-19 and admission offers will be extended to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals ticket holders.

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