Brickyard 400 1996 Highlights
If you missed the race, you may want to read about the Brickyard 400 1996 highlights. This was the third race run by NASCAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 1996 Brickyard 400 started traditions and was packed with highlights such as crashes and other memorable moments.
- Kissing the bricks. Yates Racing driver Dale Jarrett and his crew started the tradition of kissing the yard of bricks at the Brickyard 400 in 1996. After the smoke had cleared from the burn outs, Jarrett and his crew went to the remaining three feet of bricks, kneeled down and kissed the bricks.
- The Kyle Petty crash. On lap 38, coming out of turn four, Kyle Petty hit the outside wall after blowing a right front tire. On his way down the track he collected Sterling Marlin and shoved him into the inside wall. This Brickyard 400 1996 crash caused cars not to be able to pit, because the cars were blocking the entrance of the pit road.
- Mike Skinner taking over for Dale Earnhardt. Dale Earnhardt was injured the week before the Brickyard 400 in 1996. Earnhardt started the race but relinquished driving to Mike Skinner on lap seven.
- The pace car. At the Brickyard 400 in 1996 appeared the 30th Anniversary Camaro Z28 as the pace car. This was the only year that a Camaro was used as a pace car for the Brickyard 400.
- Race finished under caution. Something most fans don't want to see, the Brickyard 400 finished under caution in 1996 due to the wreck of Robert Pressley. Pressley crashed in turn four with only two laps to go.