USAC champion Bryan Clauson locks in Indy 500 start in 200-race aim

Dirt track star Bryan Clauson is aiming to use next year's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 as the centerpiece of an attempt to complete a 200-race schedule in 2016

USAC champion Bryan Clauson locks in Indy 500 start in 200-race aim

The four-time USAC champion, who already has two Indy starts to his credit, will combine his Indianapolis programme in the No.88 Jonathan Byrd's Racing entry with appearances in winged and non-winged sprint cars, midget races, and a limited Silver Crown and pavement winged sprint car schedule.

"I'm not sure if this is awesome or crazy, but I'm beyond excited for our plans for 'The Chasing 200 Tour'," Clauson said.

"As a race car driver, you dream of racing on the biggest stages, and this tour gives me the opportunity to race on every big stage in dirt track racing along with the biggest stage of them all, the Indianapolis 500.

"I always say I have the best job in the world, and I think it's pretty cool that I get to try to do it 200 times.

"The amount of time and effort that has gone into planning this adventure has been immense, and I can't thank everyone enough for getting this deal put together."

The 26-year-old's previous visits to IMS have ended with his being classified 30th in 2012 and 31st this year.

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