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Report: NASCAR moving Brickyard 400 to Fourth of July weekend

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

According to the IndyStar, NASCAR could be coming to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Fourth of July weekend. The Brickyard 400 could make the move for the 2020 season. 

Previously, it was announced that the Brickyard 400 would take place in September. NASCAR is expected to announce their 2020 plans on Tuesday. 

Driver Brad Keselowski crosses the finish line to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400
Brad Keselowski crosses the finish line to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Traditionally, NASCAR drivers have competed at Daytona International Speedway during the same time frame during the Fourth of July. According to Associated Press NASCAR reporter Jenna Fryer, the second Daytona race is expected to be moved to the end of the season.

The season finale has been held at Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2002.

IMS would then have the IndyCar race on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and NASCAR on the Fourth of July weekend. The Brickyard 400 debuted on the NASCAR series in 1994, according to Racing-Reference.

When the Brickyard 400 took place in September last year, it was the first-time that the event took place in that month. Previously, it was in July or August.

Eleven times the race was completed at the end of July. This would be the first-time that the event was held earlier than July 23rd, 2017.

Brad Keselowski was the last winner of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard event on Sept. 10, 2018. He is just one of four Ford drivers to win, besides Dale Jarrett in 1999, Ricky Rudd in 1997, and Jarrett again in 1996.

Last year, when NASCAR held its first Brickyard 400 in September, the event competed with the Indianapolis Colts on the NFL’s kickoff weekend. Rain caused the event to be moved to Monday, Sept. 10 after being scheduled for Sept. 9.

This year, NASCAR will have the same problem, as the Brickyard 400 will compete with the Colts, once again.

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