NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are on the move after 18 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the top 35 cars in the points working from the pitside MotoGP garages instead of Gasoline Alley during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard.
The move will let fans in the grandstands across the track from the MotoGP garages get a much closer look at teams’ preparations for the Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.
Fans also can get as close to the action as possible through Thunder Alley, a free area located near the far south end of the MotoGP garages, in front of the last building behind Gasoline Alley.
Thunder Alley will put fans just 30 feet from the back door of the garages of the top 10 drivers in the Sprint Cup point standings, and those doors will be open all weekend for great viewing opportunities. Fans in Thunder Alley also will see and feel Sprint Cup cars in points positions 36 and lower and all NASCAR Nationwide Series cars – which will use the traditional Gasoline Alley garages – rumble past them as they enter the track.
To access Thunder Alley, fans must walk down Hulman Boulevard in the center of the infield and turn down 5th Street, next to the IU Emergency Health Medical Center, and continue to walk along the south edge of Gasoline Alley to the building just across from the MotoGP garages.