“Everyone knows what Indy means to me, so I can’t think of a better place to race on Fourth of July weekend,” said Stewart. “It’s going to be cool making history by turning left and right in a stock car at the Brickyard, and the racing will be full of action and contact. Any time you can drive any race car at the speedway is special, and you know I’m going for the win. The date is already circled on my calendar.”
The Xfinity cars will race on the Indianapolis Speedway 14-turn road course for the first time.
Stewart has not started a NASCAR Xfinity race since 2013. He has two wins in 18 Brickyard 400 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series. He has also competed in five Indianapolis 500 races as well as four IROC races at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Details about Stewart’s sponsor and car number will be announced at a later date.