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Brickyard 400

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The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (640 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The inaugural race was held in 1994, and the 400 was the first race other than the Indianapolis 500 to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1916. In its inaugural season, the Brickyard 400 became NASCAR's most-attended event, drawing an estimated crowd of more than 250,000 spectators in 1994. It also pays NASCAR's second-highest purse, second only to the Daytona 500. As of 2018, the Brickyard 400 is the final race of NASCAR's "regular season", Following the race, the top 16 drivers in points standings advance to the ten-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.