INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Over the next year, Lucas Oil Raceway will use a promotional logo to celebrate 60 years of racing history.
When construction of the facility was completed in the fall of 1960, it was known as Indianapolis Raceway Park. Since the name has changed to Lucas Oil Raceway, but the rich traditions of IRP remain. The promotional logo honors the original facility logo
Today, September 8, 2020, is the 60th anniversary of the first pass down the dragstrip at Lucas Oil Raceway. The test was completed by Red Dyer who was driving the Ray Godman owned “Tennessee Boll Weevil.”
The year 1960 was a historic one for Lucas Oil Raceway and set the framework in creating one of the world’s premier racing facilities. Beginning this fall through the 60th NHRA U.S. Nationals held at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2021 (67th overall), the facility will celebrate some of the most important moments in track history.
Lucas Oil Raceway is an auto racing facility in Brownsburg, Indiana 10 miles west of Downtown Indianapolis. It includes a 0.686-mile oval track, a 2.5-mile road course, and a 4,400-foot drag strip which is among the premier drag racing venues in the world.