The Sideline – July 25

‘Strike Out Drugs’ bowling fundraiser coming soon

A “Strike Out Drugs” bowling fundraiser for Hancock County DARE, Celebrate Recovery and Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse programs is scheduled for Sept. 12.

The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Strike Force Lanes, 1539 W. Main St., Greenfield.

Teams of four will participate in 100 frames of bowling, garnering donations per frame.

An individual or business can sponsor a team of four at $1 per frame, totaling a $100 donation.

The team which garners the most in donations for the event will have the opportunity to identify their Hancock County charity of choice to received 10 percent of the profits from the team donations.

All other profits will be split evenly among the three agencies.

Individuals and business can sponsor a lane at $50.

Those interested in participating should contact Tim Retherford, NASA at nasa@myninestar.net, Christine Rapp, Hancock County DARE at chris.rapp@mvscs.k12.in.us or Gina Colclazier, Celebrate Recovery at gcolclazier@brandywinechurch.org.

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Weekend schedule set for Brickyard 400

Here is a look at the on- and off-track happenings for fans at the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Today — NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250

Track Schedule

11:35 a.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying

1:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying

2:50 to 3 p.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver “Brick Walk” _ Plaza

3:50 p.m. Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 Laps)

Track Activities

NASCAR Sprint Cup (Youth Only) Autograph Session wristband distribution, 8 a.m., Kids Zone

NXS Autograph Wristband Distribution Begins (while supplies last), 8 a.m., Pagoda Plaza

IMS Midway: Checkered flag of NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 race, 8 a.m.

Kids Zone Activities: IMS Road Crew (Music and Games), EBash simulators, inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, caricature artist, strider course.

Hero Zone activities: Military-themed obstacle course, rock wall, Donation Collection for Wish 4 Our Heroes.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Info Tent: Batak Reaction testing games (prizes awarded each day for the top scores), Forza simulators, NASCAR tire changer, 2015 Honda CBR600 motorcycle on display.

NASCAR Sprint Cup (youth only) Autograph session, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Pagoda Plaza Pavilion 3

Driver appearances at the Chevy Stage:

10:45 a.m.: Ty Dillon

11:15 a.m.: Kurt Busch

11:30 a.m.: Jeff Gordon, who will be presented with his 2014 Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard winner’s ring.

Noon: Austin Dillon

12:30 p.m.: Tony Stewart

Indianapolis Downtown Canal Dyed Purple: The City of Indianapolis will dye the downtown canal purple at 2:30 p.m. in recognition of Jeff Kyle Day. The event will honor Sergeant Kyle and all past and present men and women of our nation’s military. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Tickets

Reserved seats: Range from $51-67. General admission: $25. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.

Gates open

7 a.m.: Checkered flag of NASCAR XFINITY Lilly Diabetes 250 race

SUNDAY — Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

On-track schedule

3:30 p.m. Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

Off-track activities

IMS Midway: Green Flag, 10 a.m.

Kids Zone Activities: IMS Road Crew (Music and Games), EBash simulators, inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, caricature artist, strider course.

Hero Zone activities: Military-themed obstacle course, rock wall, donation collection for Wish 4 Our Heroes.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Info Tent: Batak Reaction testing games, Forza simulators, NASCAR tire changer, 2015 Honda CBR600 motorcycle on display.

Driver Appearances at the Chevy Stage

11:45 a.m.: Ryan Newman

Noon: Danica Patrick

12:15 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson

12:25 p.m.: Kevin Harvick

12:45 p.m.: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.

1 p.m.: Kasey Kahne

Drivers Walk the Bricks: Fans can watch drivers walk from Yard of Bricks in Pagoda Plaza to Pagoda for driver introductions, 2:30 to 2:55 p.m.

Pre-Race Ceremonies: Driver introductions, military salute, national anthem, invocation, command to start engines, 3 to 3:37 p.m.

Tickets

Reserved seats: Range from $41 to $159. General admission: $30. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.

Gates open

10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.