5 Takeaways From Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250

INDIANAPOLIS – After three straight days of rain at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we finally had race cars on the famed 2.5-mile track on Monday morning. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race was the appetizer for the Brickyard 400 which would be run later on in the day. The record setting Lilly Diabetes 250 was a thrilling one from start to finish. Here are five takeaways from this morning’s race. 

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Everything You Need To Know For Monday’s NASCAR Action At IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately, mother nature didn’t cooperate for the super weekend of racing action in Indianapolis. Other than the inaugural USAC Midget races on the .25-mile dirt track inside of Turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, everything else was completely rained out. That sets up a doubleheader of NASCAR action around the famed 2.5-mile track on Monday. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race will run at 10 a.m. ET with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race following at 2 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know about both races. 

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Truex, Suarez Fail Inspection To Start Brickyard 400 In The Rear

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite rain canceling qualifying for the 25th Running of the Brickyard 400, all 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars still had to go through technical inspection. The process started mid-afternoon on Saturday and when it was all said and done, two drivers will be forced to start in the rear. Martin Truex Jr’s No. 78 Toyota failed inspection three times and will have to give up his third starting spot. He will roll off 39th instead. 

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All On Track Activity Canceled On Saturday, Brickyard 400 Start Time Moved Up, XFINITY Series Race Moved To Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – Rain has ruined the new date for the Brickyard 400 race weekend. Mother nature washed out both NASCAR XFINITY Series practice sessions on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and did so again on Saturday. Both XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying sessions were rained out on Saturday as was both Cup practices too. Also affected was the XFINITY Series’ Lilly Diabetes 250. The race was moved to Monday at 10 a.m. ET as rain is forecasted on Sunday for the Indy area too. So, in…

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Brickyard 400 Qualifying Rained Out, For 3rd Straight Year Kyle Busch On The Pole

INDIANAPOLIS – For the third straight year, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota will start on the pole for the Brickyard 400. This time though, it’s not because of weekend merit. The last two years, Busch won the pole on speed. This year, he won it on season speed. 

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Drivers Fine Without Practice Time Before Brickyard, Expect Difficult Challenges Though

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately, a cold front coming through the Indianapolis area on Friday afternoon and remnants of Hurricane Gordon all day Saturday have not allowed any on track activity to occur on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval this weekend. Now, we head into both the Brickyard 400 as well as the Lilly Diabetes 250 with no practice nor qualifying times in the books on the 2.5-mile track. Yes, that’s right, out of the 40 drivers to race in each event on Sunday and now Monday, no one has had any…

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Lilly Diabetes 250 Qualifying Canceled, Lineup Set By Owners Points

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately, mother nature is undefeated this weekend in Indianapolis. Both NASCAR XFINITY Series practices were rained out on Friday and now qualifying to set the field for the Lilly Diabetes 250 has been scrapped too. Rain started falling in the Indy area late Friday morning and it hasn’t let up since. After a cold front worked its way through, remnants of Hurricane Gordon are moving through the Central Indiana area now. The starting lineup for the 25th race of the XFINITY Series season will be set by owners points…

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XFINITY Series To Run Restrictor Plate Package At Indy, Cup Will Not This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – A lot of questions seem to be coming up on this subject and I get the confusion for race fans, so lets set the record straight from the start. There will be two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, or next week, depending on how much rain Hurricane Gordon wants to pour on the 2.5-mile track. Yes, both are NASCAR sanctioned events. But, that’s where the similarities end. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race will have a different kind of races and rules package on their cars for…

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Bacon Makes Late Race Pass To Win Inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Mother nature tried her best to ruin a good thing but the racing powers won out. Afternoon rain delayed the USAC National Midget Championship events by over four hours on Thursday night but shortly after 8 p.m. ET, hot laps would begin on the new .25-mile dirt track inside of Turn 3 of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Due to a nearing midnight curfew, IMS and USAC officials decided to run through hot laps for each of the eight groups then run all eight heat races after. Instead of…

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Heat Race Lineups Set For Thursday Night’s Driven2SaveLives BC 39 Presented by NOS Energy Drink

INDIANAPOLIS – After a thrilling opening night of action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the heat races for Thursday night’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink are set. There will be eight heat races, all 10-laps each, to set field for the eight main races. Each driver’s points earned during Wednesday’s heat races will be added to their point total during Thursday’s Qualifying Races, which will set their starting spot for one of the mains (D, C, B or A).

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