Until 1994, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was host only to USAC Sanctioned open wheel events, that all changed when the rolling thinder of the NASCAR boys cam to town. The Brickyard 400 is one of NASCAR's premier events and takes quite a bit of confidence and patience to win there.
Much like Pocono with its low banked turns, Indy requires a very good and stable setup in the turns yet fast on the exit and straights. Since all 4 turns have pretty much the same radius and banking, setup is made a little easier.
Passing points are at a premium due to the very low banking and single groove racing/turns. The best overtaking spots are typically going into turns 1 and 3, and if you get a good run coming off of turn 4 towards the tunnel you can draft off of the car in front of you early and take them and a few others on the front straight and into 1. If you pass someone going into 1 and 3 with too much speed, expect to see them going right back by on the inside when you end up pushing towards or into the wall.
Brake early and gently into 1 and 3 when not overtaking so you can have a smooth and steady line through the turns since your exit speeds from 2 and 4 are absolutely key.