Jimmie Johnson Overcomes Pit Road Speeding Penalty to Come Home 3rd

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s usually that one driver when you look at the final finishing order of any race and question on how he got there. Today, that award goes to Jimmie Johnson. By Lap 20, Johnson, moved up from his 13th starting spot to 10th. Then, by lap 40, he was up to eighth. He was methodically moving his way through the field hoping to inch closer towards a top five effort. Unfortunately, he thought he ruined his race when he entered pit road seventh just past the midway mark…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates for 2nd Straight Year in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – It shouldn’t come to a shock at all that Joe Gibbs Racing dominated not just Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Saturday afternoon’s Lilly Diabetes 250 as well. Last year, JGR drivers led 39 laps en route to Kyle Busch winning the first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for Toyota at the famed track. On the day prior, Busch won the NASCAR X-Finity Series race too. Overall, they had three cars finish in the top seven of last year’s ‘400 and swept the entire…

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Stewart Finishes 11th, Gordon 12th in Final Brickyard 400 Starts

INDIANAPOLIS – After 797 races, Jeff Gordon decided to hang up his helmet after 23 years of NASCAR racing. But, that retirement only lasted eight months, as he made his Sprint Cup return in today’s 23rd annual Brickyard 400. Gordon, got the nod to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is back home in North Carolina battling “concussion like symptoms.” He was honored to be given the second chance as he wanted to make up for his 42nd place finish in what he thought was his final Brickyard 400 start.

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Kyle Busch Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS –  Last year, Kyle Busch swept both NASCAR races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He became the first driver to do so. On Saturday, he swept both poles. Busch, won the pole in dominating fashion on Saturday afternoon for the NASCAR X-Finity Series race, then, he backed that up with turning the quickest lap in the final round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session just after that, as Busch earned his first career Brickyard 400 pole today. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver turned a lap of 184.634…

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Both Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Earn Top 10 Starts for Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – Its not a new thing to hear Chip Ganassi Racing has qualified up front for a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They group has been stellar over the course of their career at the famed 2.5-mile track, but most of their success has come on the IndyCar side. Now, they have an opportunity to win another Brickyard 400 Both of their drivers earned a top 10 starting spot for the second consecutive year at Indy, as they will each share Row 5 at the start of the…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Team to Beat for Sunday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – If you ask me today, Joe Gibbs Racing is the team to beat on Sunday. The entire JGR group has done a stellar job this season as they’ve won eight of the 19 races already. Also, all four of their drivers are locked into the Chase alreday, and in my mind, they have been the class of the field this year. Today, that showed again. All four JGR cars made it out of the first round, as three of them will start in the top five. Kyle Busch…

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Qualifying/Track Position Key for Success in Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – Part of the reason for the decline in the Brickyard 400 crowds is due to the racing not being up to par here than everywhere else. The Indianapolis 500 has been breaking or nearly breaking passing and lead changes record over the last several years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, the Brickyard 400 has been more of a technical, track position race. Passing has been few and far between here, as the main reason is the track wasn’t built in 1909 with stock cars in mind. The…

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