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.”