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Taking stock of the Brickyard 400 after 20 years

Taking stock of the Brickyard 400 after 20 years

There's something about historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's NASCAR Brickyard 400, that makes NASCAR drivers misty-eyed.

Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and two-time Brickyard 400 winner, calls the track "sacred ground." Bobby Labonte, another former Brickyard 400 winner, said "I still get little goose bumps" when he's at Indy.

Most Cup drivers also agree that if they can't win NASCAR's biggest prize, the Daytona 500, winning the Brickyard 400 is the next best thing.

But many fans are less enthralled with the Brickyard 400 these days, and that's a problem for NASCAR and the speedway as they celebrate the 20th...