Once reserved for the Indy Series, NASCAR has made itself right at home in Indianapolis since making the move in 1994.
"It was a huge day, it gave the sport another big event, another major event, in line with... Charlotte... the Daytona 500," says NASCAR VP of Communications Jim Hunter.
The race at Brickyard is a homecoming for Tony Stewart. He's glad to put on a show for the home folks.
"It's my home race obviously...it's a race that's more than just a points race to us. It's always been a big race to all the cup drivers, but then when you grow up in Indiana, it makes it that much more important," says Indiana's own Tony Stewart.
And the race at Brickyard does carry a certain significance to all drivers, 2003 Brickyard winner Kevin Harvick tells us about the special weekend.
"It's just one of those races where everybody wants to win at, it's like our mid-season Daytona, so you bring your latest and greatest stuff."
And if the drivers are into it, you can bet it will be a thrill for the NASCAR faithful as well," cites Harvick.