Brickyard 400 Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With a 102-race winless streak hanging over his head more than halfway through the 2017 season and only three top-10 finishes in the first 19 races of the year, the rumor mill has been swirling on what exactly Kasey Kahne’s future would be behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 2018 and beyond. On Sunday afternoon, Kahne silenced the noise surrounding his future by willing his way to a win in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, holding off Brad KeselowskiRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For all of his accomplishments on the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger Penske still has one trophy missing from his trophy case – a Brickyard 400. As the daylight dwindled in Sunday’s 24th running of NASCAR’s annual trip to the 2.5-mile speedway, the Captain looked to be in the catbird seat to be able to capture that trophy for the first time with 2012 series champion Brad Keselowski up front. However, Keselowski still had to contend with Kasey Kahne, who was looking forRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. — In semi-darkness, as the sun set behind the frontstretch grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne did all he could to dispel the shadow overhanging his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his racing career. With a phenomenal restart in the second overtime of Sunday’s Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, Kahne cleared race leader Brad Keselowski through the first two corners and crossed the overtime line on the backstretch before NASCAR called the record 14th caution of the race. ThatRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Kyle Busch’s quest for an unprecedented third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway couldn’t have gotten off to a better start on Saturday evening. Streaking around the 2.5-mile track in 48.051 seconds (187.301 mph), Busch won the pole position for Sunday’s Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET) by .250 seconds over Kevin Harvick (186.332 mph). The Coors Light Pole Award was Busch’s second at the Brickyard his fourth of the season (allRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The 2017 calendar has reached mid-July and with it comes one of the marquee events on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the Brickyard 400 at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year’s Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 marks just seven races remaining in the regular season, making Indianapolis a crucial stop in determining who will be in the playoffs and who will be on the outside looking in. First joining the circuit in 1994, the track has provided some classic moments andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Since 1994, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has been racing on the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the past 23 years producing some memorable moments and some that were, well, not so memorable. For this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater,” we’ll jump back to the 2002 running of the Brickyard 400 that resulted in NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott finally adding an Indianapolis win to help end his career on a high note. Between 1982 and 1994, Elliott won 41Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ryan Newman will return to Richard Childress Racing after signing a multi-year extension that will keep him with the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet beyond the 2017 season. The 38-year-old Hoosier will be back for his fourth year with the organization and 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “I am pleased to continue driving for Richard Childress Racing,” Newman said. “Our goal to win a championship all but turned into a reality during our first year together. I feel like since then, we have some unfinishedRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor As a young boy growing up in Indiana with aspirations of being a racecar driver, no ground was more sacred than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sunday, Tony Stewart likely completed his final race ever at the 2.5-mile speedway. Stewart began his racing career with an ultimate goal of drinking the milk after capturing Indianapolis 500 glory. To his credit, Stewart came close, as he finished fifth in 1997 while running for an IndyCar championship. In 1999, Stewart changed career paths and traded in his open-wheeled IndyCar forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the calendar continues to roll through the month of July, this coming weekend is always a special one for the drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the 23rd year, the series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the running of the Brickyard 400. With that in mind, we take a step back in time 20 years ago to the 1996 edition of the Brickyard 400 in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater.” With the first two races at Indianapolis going toRead More
INDIANAPOLIS—“This is awesome!” Kyle Busch screamed as he crossed the finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and continued a run that has grown from extraordinary to downright other-worldly. Holding off Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano during three late-race restarts, Busch beat Logano to the finish line by .332 seconds to win Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard. The victory was Busch’s fourth in the last five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, all coming after an 11-event absence to start the season, the result of aRead More