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By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Indianapolis Motor Speedway should be considered the benchmark for every race team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. To run well at the 2.5-mile speedway it takes stealth-like aerodynamics, incredible horsepower to rocket down the long straightaways, and impeccable handling to get through all four of the iconic track’s sharp turns. While the mega-teams like Joe Gibbs Racing lead the way, one race team showed massive improvement in this year’s Brickyard 400 — Front Row Motorsports. Before this past Sunday, the race team had appeared in eightRead More
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Mission accomplished, a record set, and a torch passed to the next generation. Kyle Busch set a Brickyard record for laps led and became the first driver to sweep both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series race from the pole in the same weekend, but the real symbolism of Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn’t come until the event was over. As Busch spun his No. 18 Toyota in a celebratory burnout and took his customary bows near the yard ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In recent weeks, Hendrick Motorsports has been uncharacteristic with their finishing positions. Until today’s race at Indianapolis, Hendrick Motorsports had gone three straight races without a top 10 finish. This is the first time in over a decade that has happened to the organization. Jimmie Johnson qualified the best for the organization this week, starting the Brickyard 400 in 13th. The race started out promising for Johnson, as he slowly worked his way up into the top 10 by lap 20. 30 laps later, Johnson broke intoRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor After being retired for eight months, it was almost inconceivable that even Jeff Gordon — a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion — could strap back into a Sprint Cup Series car at a track as challenging as Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and still be competitive. Yet, Gordon drove a smart race all day long and had a shot at a top-10 finish Sunday, before settling for 13th in his first race substituting for an injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gordon started the day from the 21st position,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor He may not be locked into his first Chase Berth just yet, but Kyle Larson took a huge step toward securing his first chance at battling for a championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Larson started the day 19th in the championship standings, and kept himself in a position for a top-10 finish all day long. He rolled off from the grid in the 10th position, and at a track where it’s hard to pass, that helped Larson stay in theRead More