Photo Credit: @IndyCar

Photo Credit: @IndyCar

For only the second time in the storied history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an IndyCar will hit the infield road course as part of an open test.

The infield road course has played host to Moto GP, Formula One, Indy Lights and NASCAR Grand-Am events, but never an IndyCar Series race.

On Wednesday, Ryan Briscoe and Graham Rahal are scheduled to run multiple configurations of the infield road course to “gather information about the current course layouts” as the speedway looks at a nearly $100 million upgrade to the facility with the possibility of future races in mind.

“As we look to the future of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the goal is to make changes to the road course that provide the most flexibility for its potential use and create a layout that is entertaining for our fans and enjoyable for our drivers – whether it is for INDYCAR testing or racing, sports cars, MotoGP or other uses,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president.