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IMS Announces Ticket Availability for IROC Race

11 February 1998

Ticket Orders Now Being Accepted For
Initial IROC Race At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS--Feb. 11, 1998--Ticket orders for the first True Value Firebird
International Race of Champions (IROC) race at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway Friday, July 31, 1998 are now being accepted at the IMS ticket
office by mail only.

The IROC race, the finale of a four-race series, will feature stars of the
Pep Boys Indy Racing League, NASCAR Winston Cup, CART, SCCA Trans Am and
NASCAR Busch Series competing against each other in equally prepared Pontiac

Among those competing will be defending Indianapolis 500 champion Arie
Luyendyk, IRL series champion Tony Stewart, Winston Cup series champion Jeff Gordon,
defending IROC series titlist Mark Martin, former PPG CART champions Jimmy
Vasser and Al Unser Jr.  Also competing will be Winston Cup stars Dale
Jarrett, Jeff Burton,  Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte, SCCA Trans-Am
titlist Tommy Kendall and Busch Series title holder Randy LaJoie.

The IROC race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will follow  qualifications
for the Brickyard 400 on Friday afternoon.  All grandstands will be open for
seating on a first-come, first-served basis.  The $25 general admission
ticket  includes a full day of activity with qualifications, final practice
for competitors in the Brickyard 400 and the IROC race.

Checks should be made payable to "Brickyard 400" and orders should include
the quantity needed and complete name and address for mailing of the
tickets.  Tickets will be mailed after June 1, 1998.

Orders should be sent to :     1998 IROC Tickets
                               Post Office Box 24910
        		       Speedway, IN 46224