Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS- It’s easy to pick favorites for any race, but what about sleepers? Picking them for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is even tougher. Out of the 23 year history of the Brickyard 400, usually the greatest in the sport win at the famed 2.5-mile track. Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Bobby Labonte, need I go on? Obviously, a sleeper winner can happen though. Jamie McMurray in 2010 and Paul Menard in 2011…

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Kyle Busch Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is becoming Kyle Busch’s playground. He’s now won two of the last three NASCAR XFINITY Series races here, two straight Brickyard 400’s and now two straight Brickyard 400 poles too. Busch, powered his No. 18 Toyota to the top of the speed charts in the closing seconds of qualifying on Saturday afternoon from the famed 2.5-mile track, as he earned his second straight IMS pole and 23rd of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career by having a speed of 187.301 mph in the third…

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5 Favorites To Win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – Winning at Indy is always a feat every driver wants to accomplish during the course of his or her driver career. It’s the pinnacle of all motorsports. Yes, the Brickyard 400’s novelty has worn off a bit lately, but for the drivers, this is still a place where they all want to win at. Most say it’s up there with Daytona still as a place they want to win. With that being said, who are the top five favorites for Sunday’s 24th running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m.…

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5 Things To Watch for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – The 24th annual Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network) will run on Sunday, and it will be a hot one. Temperatures will soar into the 90s with the heat index over or near 100. With that being said, here are the things to watch for on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Larson Says Option To Race Indy 500 On Him Now, Looking for Courage To Do It

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been widely known that Kyle Larson would love to some day run the Indianapolis 500. He’s mentoined it on numerous occasions. The reason he hasn’t done it yet was it was thought of that his boss Chip Ganassi was holding out. Ganassi, told me back in May that he would love to let Larson do the double. It all came down to funding. Well, with a new Verizon IndyCar Series spec coming out in 2018, and funding appearing to be in place, will it happen? It sounds like…

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Drivers Say Qualifying Important for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network) Here’s Why

INDIANAPOLIS – Its no secret, track position is very important here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Passing is very tough for NASCAR action on the famed 2.5-mile track. That’s nothing new. Drivers are citing that this is a one-groove race track for them as to the biggest reason for that. It’s so tough to pass because of the one groove nature of this beast. They’re also saying that it’s a “detriment” to get out of that groove if you want to pass. Then, that plus the aero package being so tough…

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Denny Hamlin/Erik Jones, Toyota’s Lead Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network) on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two practice sessions on Saturday morning in preparation for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network). If these sessions are any indication, and they likely are, then we could be in for another Toyota domination for the 24th annual race. In session No. 1, Toyota’s had the top three speeds and four cars in the top six on the speed chart. In final practice a Toyota led the way again. Denny Hamlin led the way in the first 55-minute practice…

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Denny Hamlin a NASCAR Hall Of Famer? What Would Brickyard 400 Win Do To That?

INDIANAPOLIS – Last Sunday in New Hampshire, Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 Toyota to victory lane for the 30th time of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. That feat ranks him 25th on the all-time wins list. But, with that win now in his back pocket, is Hamlin a Hall of Famer? Granted, I get that asking that question is completely out of left field, but take this stat for what it’s worth, all non-active drivers with 30 or more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories who have been…

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Boles Talks Upcoming Brickyard 400 Weekend, Warns Of Heat, But Says Next Year’s Date Hopefully Won’t Have These Issues

INDIANAPOLIS – If you haven’t paid attention to the weather forecast for the upcoming 24th annual Brickyard 400 race weekend, you may want to. Heat is on it’s way to the circle city this weekend and it will play a big role for the events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So much so, IMS President Doug Boles spoke to the media on Wednesday on some organizational factors that the track and what they will do to aid in fan safety due to the heat. IMS is taking this very seriously and…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Previews The Brickyard 400

For the 24th year, NASCAR invades the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 24th running of the Brickyard 400. As always, Mobil 1 The Grid did a phenomenal job of previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on the famed 2.5-mile oval. Synonymous with the world famous Indy 500 and the IndyCar series in general, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also a crucial and historic track in the world of NASCAR. Speaking to Mobil 1 The Grid ahead of the 2017 Brickyard 400, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick share…

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