Monday, July 30, 2012
Brickyard 400 Attendance Down Again This Year
Attendance at all NASCAR events has been declining for the past four years, but it has been particularly noticeable at the Brickyard 400 run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR officials estimated this year's attendance was 125,000, down from last year's 138,000 according to WISH-TV. The event drew at least 200,000 fans during the first few years of the running of the race, which started in 1994. Officials blame the poor economy and the cost of gas for the lower attendance. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard 400 this year, tying the number of wins by his teammate, Jeff Gordon.