Changeover from road to oval track for Brickyard gets faster every year

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Although the Brickyard 400 is the big race today — it's one of three races held on Super Weekend.

And that means changing course —literally — at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

What used to take engineers and crews weeks, now takes only hours to change from a road course to the famed oval for today's race.

IMS President Doug Boles said the change gets faster every year.

"It really is kind of like a pit crew," he said. "Each guy knows equipment that will be used. We even put that out ahead of time. Even some of tire barriers and walls, we've got them as close as we can to get them easily put in."

The real changeover for today's race took place overnight. It takes about 4-5 hours and engineers say it's like putting together railroad tracks.