Wed., April 14, 1993 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announce the legendary track will host a 400-mile race for NASCAR’s premier series Aug. 6, 1994. It will mark the first time any type of racing other than the annual Indianapolis 500 for open-wheel entries has been contested on the 2.5-mile speedway.
• Nine NASCAR teams had tested at Indy the previous year (1993) as NASCAR and Indy officials considered the move.
• The inaugural Brickyard 400 was scheduled for 400 miles to avoid overshadowing the 500 and to fit into a 3-hour time slot for broadcast purposes. It was scheduled as a Saturday event, leaving Sunday as a potential rain date should one be required.