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Gordon’s Brickyard Swan Song A Tough One

Jeff Gordon crashed after an early restart and finished 42nd on Sunday. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo)

As Brickyard 400 winner Kyle Busch was driving down the frontstretch accepting the cheers and accolades for finally winning one of NASCAR’s biggest races, the driver whose career was defined by the Brickyard 400 pulled his car onto pit lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Gordon, Stewart Have Home State Support

Jeff Gordon qualified a disappointing 19th for Sunday's event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (HHP/Garry Eller Photo)

For the fans that came out to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon, it was obvious most of them were rooting for the home state heroes in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifications.

Last-Lap Pass Lifts Busch At Indy

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett Photo)

Kyle Busch refused to make the same mistake twice after Ryan Blaney passed him on the final restart of the race – just as Ty Dillon did last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Edwards Earns First Brickyard Pole

Carl Edwards scored his second-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole on Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

Carl Edwards may not have been the home-state favorite to win the pole, but he certainly was the fastest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Logano Eyes Daytona-Indy Sweep

Joey Logano is hoping to become the first driver since Jamie McMurray in 2010 to win both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same season. (HHP/Garry Eller Photo)

After sweeping the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Will Power winning the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 and Juan Pablo Montoya winning a thrilling 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24, team owner Roger Penske has won at least one race in every event he has entered at IMS except for the Brickyard 400.

Drivers Get First Taste Of Indy Rule Changes

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors like Dale Earnhardt Jr. got their first taste of the rule changes that will be in place for Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

With a huge rear spoiler along with other changes to the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars series officials are hoping Sunday’s 22nd annual Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard turns the trend for the stock car race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hunter-Reay Rallies To Iowa Triumph

Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his 15th career win on Saturday. (Al Steinberg photo)

What appeared to be the moment of doom for Juan Pablo Montoya wasn’t so bad after all. And what appeared to be a season of gloom for Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay ended in Victory Lane in a place that he knows all so well.

Castroneves Claims 44th Career Pole At Iowa

Helio Castroneves scored his 44th career pole on Saturday. (Al Steinberg photo)

Last Sunday, Helio Castroneves was penalized for being late to the qualification line and his penalty was starting last in the 24-car grid. He was able to race from last to a second-place finish behind Sebastien Bourdais in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile.

Kanaan Leads Iowa IndyCar Practice

Tony Kanaan paced Verizon IndyCar Series practice on Friday at Iowa Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

In last year’s Iowa Corn 300 Tony Kanaan had the pace throughout the race and appeared to be a sure winner.

Bourdais Outclasses Milwaukee Mile Field

Sebastien Bourdais dominated the second half of Sunday's race. (Al Steinberg photo)

It may have been the closest thing to a vintage Sebastien Bourdais performance since he returned to Verizon IndyCar Series racing after a short career in Formula One.


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