Indianapolis To Host IndyCar Road Race In May

Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is taking a different tack to bring fans to the track this May — a road race.

On Thursday, the speedway’s board of directors voted to add a second IndyCar race in May at the historic Brickyard. It’s the first time IndyCar drivers will compete on something other than Indy’s 2.5-mile oval, and it’s the first time they’ll prepare for two races in one season at the speedway. The road race is scheduled for the weekend of May 10-11, two weeks ahead of the series’ marquee event, the Indianapolis 500. Finals details have not yet been worked out.