Bright lights, big track

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26:  Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 RKMotorsCharlotte.com Toyota, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 26: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 RKMotorsCharlotte.com Toyota, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A NASCAR race under the lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

That’s not just a far-fetched dream. In reality, lights are among capital improvements reportedly being considered by the top brass at the Brickyard.

Lighting the 2.5-mile speedway, however, would be an enormous proposition.

“Boy, you’re going to need nuclear power to light this place,” Clint Bowyer said Friday morning. “You’re going to have to shut down downtown to have enough power to light this track — it’s huge. But I don’t know. I don’t know that (lighting) matters.

“Just look back at all the races that have been run on this place. That’s what’s important about this track, in my opinion, is the tradition of coming back here. I think that’s why the fans have come here for years and year and years. It’s always been a day race — I don’t see why it shouldn’t be.”

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