The winding, 2.26-mile natural terrain circuit will host the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday, August 5, but tomorrow, 21 drivers are expected to test there -- including points leader Ryan Hunter-Reay and his two biggest rivals for the championship, Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves (-23 points) and Will Power (-26 points).
The test session will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, and is open to the public. Fans may enter the course at Gate 3 and watch the test from either the infield or the Keyhole section; they're also welcome to bring food and/or coolers.
Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais will be part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's "Super Weekend."
While Sunday's Brickyard 400 will be this weekend's main event, Friday will see the Grand-Am sports car twist and turn through the IMS road course in a three-hour event. Dixon will race in the Brickyard Grand Prix as part of a second entry fielded by his boss, Chip Ganassi, that also features Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya on the driving roster.
In addition to his 2008 Indy 500 win and two IZOD IndyCar Series titles, Dixon has a Rolex 24 at Daytona victory from 2006.
As for Bourdais, he'll suit up for Starworks Motorsports and team up with Alex Popow. Bourdais has already driven for the team this Grand-Am season, helping Starworks claim third place in a six-hour race at Watkins Glen.
After coming home fifth last weekend in Edmonton, Alex Tagliani has received word that he'll get another crack at NASCAR next month in Montreal.
Tag will race just a half-hour away from his hometown of Lachenaie, Quebec in the NASCAR Nationwide Series' NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. He'll drive the No. 30 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet and will look to go one spot higher after finishing second in the race last year in a Penske Racing Dodge.