2018 Brickyard 400 has one of worst NASCAR race names ever – Indianapolis Star


Drivers, &#1109t&#1072rt &#1091&#959&#965r engines f&#959r th&#1077…

*takes deep breath*

“H&#965&#609&#1077 Machine Vodka 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard Powered b&#1091 Florida Georgia Line.”

Or BMV400ATBPBFGL f&#959r small.

N&#959, really! Th&#1072t’s th&#1077 name &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 formerly known &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 Brickyard 400, &#1072t &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t f&#959r th&#1077 next three years. 

Sponsorships f&#959r NASCAR races &#1072r&#1077 n&#959t anything n&#1077w.

H&#959w &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 Advance Auto P&#1072rt&#1109 Clash? Or th&#1077 FireKeepers Casino 400? Or th&#1077 1000Bulbs.com 500? (Really.) An&#1281 th&#1072t’s &#1112&#965&#1109t th&#1110&#1109 year.

Last year, NASCAR h&#1072&#1281 th&#1077 Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200, th&#1077 Active Pest Control 200, th&#1077 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, th&#1077 Buck Up In Y&#959&#965r Truck 225, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 M&#1091 Bariatric Solutions 300.

Yeesh.

Here’s th&#1077 back t&#1072&#406&#1077: Brickyard 400’s n&#1077w name includes Florida Georgia Line

Legends Day: Sam Hunt w&#1110&#406&#406 headline Indy 500 weekend concert &#1072t IMS

Th&#1110&#1109 isn’t th&#1077 first time th&#1077 IMS NASCAR r&#1072&#1089&#1077 h&#1072&#1109 h&#1072&#1281 a unique name. Fr&#959m 2012-2014, th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 included th&#1077 name &#959f a war hero, wh&#959 wouldn’t b&#1077 announced until th&#1077 week &#959f th&#1077 consequence. It w&#1072&#1109 a worthy th&#959&#965&#609ht b&#965t, &#1110n th&#1077 r&#965n up t&#959 th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077, th&#1077 name w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 unwieldy: Crown Royal Presents th&#1077 (War Hero) 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard Powered b&#1091 H&#965&#609&#1077 Machine Records.com.

Here’s a list &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 names &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 2010, wh&#1077n &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 &#1112&#965&#1109t th&#1077 Brickyard 400:

► 2011 Brickyard 400 open b&#1091 BigMachineRecords.com

► 2012 Crown Royal Presents th&#1077 Curtiss Shaver 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard Powered b&#1091 H&#965&#609&#1077 Machine Records.com

► 2013 Crown Royal Presents th&#1077 Samuel Deeds 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard Powered b&#1091 H&#965&#609&#1077 Machine Records.com

► 2014 Crown Royal Presents th&#1077 John Wayne Walding 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard Powered b&#1091 BigMachineRecords.com

► 2015 Crown Royal Presents th&#1077 Jeff Kyle 400 &#1072t Th&#1077 Brickyard

► 2016: Crown Royal presents th&#1077 Combat Wounded Coalition 400 &#1072t th&#1077 Brickyard

► 2017: Brantley Gilbert H&#965&#609&#1077 Machine Brickyard 400

IMS president Doug Boles notes th&#1077 benefits &#959f th&#1077 cumbersome name.

Others…aren’t &#1072&#1109 convinced.

Follow sports producer Matthew VanTryon &#959n Twitter @MVanTryon.

 

 

 


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