The 2014 Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard will kick off this Thursday, July 24, with the sixth annual Hauler Parade. This event allows fans to enjoy the color and excitement of NASCAR leading into the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Main Street in Speedway. Admission is free.
There will be many events for fans to enjoy throughout the evening, including an appearance by legendary NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett, who will be the grand marshal of the Hauler Parade.
Another featured guest will be retired Green Beret John Wayne Walding of Little Elm, Texas, the hero who received naming rights to the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, July 27, at IMS.
The event will feature an autograph session with IMSA drivers Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, and fans may also enjoy live music, children’s activities and interactive displays from the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever and the Indy Eleven.
Fans also can watch the haulers parade north on Main Street and east on 16th Street at 7:55 p.m., as they depart the Hauler Parade single-file and enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.