Sights & Sounds: Getting ready to kiss the bricks at Indianapolis
It is almost time for one of the biggest races of the season, the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans have been filing into the historic speedway since early this morning, with teams hard at work in the garage preparing for Sunday's race.
The teams have been busy setting up their pit stalls, taking the cars through the NASCAR technical inspection and rolling the cars out on pit road.
The drivers, on the other hand, have been making sponsor appearances, hospitality visits and more.
Lots of fans checking out inspection at the brickyard this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/qYfNVrCwax— Team Lowe's Racing (@LowesRacing) July 26, 2015
It is very hot at Indianapolis, which will be a challenge for both drivers and crew members throughout the day. Most pit stalls are equipped with large cooling units, but hydration will be key throughout the day.
Science experiment! My pre race weight, I'm planning on taking in 80oz of fluids in the race, we'll see what I lose. pic.twitter.com/QJ0W071Yz3— landon cassill (@landoncassill) July 26, 2015
As the race nears, the competitors packed into the weekly driver-crew chief meeting before making their way to driver introductions.