Monday Rundown: When is overtime over? It depends
NASCAR's goal is to make sure races finish under green-flag conditions, but as Kasey Kahne's win Sunday at Indy demonstrated, that can get complicated. William Byron is rolling in the Xfinity Series and Stewart Friesen is surging in Trucks.
Kahne wins crash-filled Brickyard 400.
Kasey Kahne ends a 102-race winless streak by winning at Indianapolis, a race that took longer than six hours to complete.
The driver of the golf cart in an accident Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that sent four pedestrians to the hospital in stable condition was arrested, according to Speedway (Ind.) Police. Colonious Thomas, 40, of Noblesville, Ind., was charged with leaving the scene of a crash while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, police said.
Dale Jr. turning to NBC TV role after retirement
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the NBC broadcast team in 2018 as the 14-time Most Popular Driver steps away from full-time Cup racing after this season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make the move to the NBC broadcast team in 2018, the SportsBusiness Journal reports, after he retires from full-time NASCAR Cup racing. He will join a group that includes his former crew chief, Steve Letarte, who made the move to the booth for 2015.
NASCAR waited to throw the caution until after the leaders hit the overtime line Sunday, meaning the race wouldn't be restarted and Kasey Kahne was declared the winner. NASCAR Executive VP Steve O'Donnell said NASCAR makes every attempt to finish the race under green, and said having a quick trigger on the caution in overtime is not the way to reach that goal. O'Donnell: "We want to make the attempt, but we want to do that under the regular regulations of how we call – we look at that as our last attempt. We look at each one [in overtime] as our last attempt, and if it can play out, it can play out."
Kasey Kahne gets big lift from Brickyard triumph
Kasey Kahne may not drive for Rick Hendrick after this season, but with a career-boosting win in Sunday's Brickyard 400, maybe he has gained the momentum to finish 2017 with a bang.
Kahne ends drought at marathon Brickyard 400
Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 that took more than six hours to complete Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in three years.
Kasey Kahne advances to the NASCAR playoffs with the win in the Brickyard 400. Kahne's win could be a statement as he tries to save his job at Hendrick Motorsports.
NASCAR is done cleaning the track as a crash on a restart in overtime resulted in the third red flag of the day in the Brickyard 400. Brad Keselowski took the lead form Kasey Kahne on a disputed restart where Kahne felt Keselowski jumped the restart. They will restart the race again in minutes, hoping to complete the final two laps.
Kasey Kahne, who needs a win to make the playoffs, leads the Brickyard 400 heading into a restart with two laps remaining. But Brad Keselowski, who has slightly fresher tires, will start beside him.
A NASCAR official looks at the Clint Bowyer car as the Bowyer crew gets the car ready to haul back to its shop after a hard wreck in the Brickyard 400.
Busch, Truex crash as leaders at Indianapolis
Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. were involved in a fiery wreck with 50 laps remaining in the Brickyard 400 on Sunday in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The Brickyard 400 has been red-flagged to clean the track with 10 laps remaining after a hard crash that included Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch. The race is setting up as a fuel-mileage event and now drivers will need to decide if they need tires or track position. Brad Keselowski is the leader with Jimmie Johnson second and Trevor Bayne -- the driver who has the best chance to make it on fuel without pitting -- in third.
Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had done deals all day on restarts to allow the leader to take the outside and the other driver on the inside would let him in front going into the first turn. But Busch ended the deal prior to a restart with 50 laps left at Indianapolis -- and Truex lost it trying to battle him for the lead, wrecking both Busch: "It's time to race, man. If I let him lead and he gets a 3-second lead before green-flag pit stops, then I never have the opportunity to get close to him. ... it didn't work."
Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. wrecked as they battled for the lead on a restart with 50 laps remaining at Indianapolis. Truex's car was engulfed in flames but he was able to get out. Busch also couldn't continue after being the class of the field for the day.
Kyle Busch, in his attempt to three-peat at the Brickyard 400, won the second stage to sweep the race's first two stages. There are 60 laps left in the race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s day is over after 76 laps at Indianapolis. He ran into the rear of a Trevor Bayne on a restart, causing damage to the front of his car and the engine to overheat. He likely will finish 35th.
Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 opening stage with Martin Truex Jr. a relatively close second.
The green flag is back out on Lap 18 at the Brickyard 400 after a rain delay of 1 hour, 47 minutes at Indianapolis. There is more rain in the area that could threaten the 160-lap race later this evening. NASCAR must get through the second stage -- Lap 100 -- for an official race.
NASCAR has drivers back in their cars and plans to resume the Brickyard 400 at 4:47 p.m. ET. The race had been halted after 12 laps because of rain at Indianapolis.
Drivers are being called to their cars in hopes of restarting the Brickyard 400 in hopes of resuming the race soon. Rain stopped the race after 12 laps in Indianapolis.
Golf cart crashes into people at Brickyard
Four patients were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital and two patients were treated at the track's infield care center after a golf cart apparently crashed into several pedestrians in a tunnel at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The four people hospitalized after a golf-kart accident at Indianapolis Motor Speedway are stable, according to police.
With a steady rain now falling at the Brickyard, it will likely be two hours or more before the race is back under way. The Brickyard 400 is 12 laps into a 160-lap race. Kyle Busch had a big lead.
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