Kyle Busch not the only storyline at Indy
Defending winner Kyle Busch has the pole and his confidence is high. But there's more to watch at the Brickyard on Sunday, from Jamie McMurray and Jimmie Johnson to Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman.
Kyle Busch hoping Indy repeat can break long winless streak
Kyle Busch won the past two Brickyards, and he's going for a record third straight on Sunday. But 2016's win was the last time he reached Victory Lane. He's been fast, but for a guy who hates losing more than he loves winning, something's got to give.
Jimmie Johnson tweeted he will have to start at the rear of the field Sunday at Indianapolis because the team had to change a rear gear. He had qualified fourth but will have to fall to the tail of the field because of the gear change.
Allgaier suffers multiple mistakes on pit road.
Ricky Craven breaks down Justin Allgaier's tough day on pit road, starting with clipping a crew member and then driving away over the air hose.
Allgaier crew members OK after pit road mishap
Justin Allgaier hit a couple of his JR Motorsports crewmen, including jackman Kyle Tudor, on his first pit stop during Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis, and then he nearly saw his crew chief suspended.
Kyle Busch on pole, eyes another win at Indy
Kyle Busch is on the pole at the Brickyard, where he'll look to become the second driver to win three consecutive races at Indy.
Two-time defending Brickyard 400 winner Kyle Busch won the pole Saturday at Indianapolis. Kevin Harvick will join him on the front row Sunday.
NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson will start 25th Sunday at Indianapolis after failing to advance to the second round of qualifying. The top-24 drivers make the second round, where the top-12 then advance to the final round. Larson: "I would have been more surprised to make the final round, but I didn't really expect to miss the second round. Our car has been off all day."
Byron claims narrow Xfinity Series win at Indy
Rookie William Byron bobbed and weaved through the final two laps Saturday and held off Paul Menard to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis.
NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell said the restrictor-plate package combined with ducts that pushed air off to the side of the cars during the Xfinity Series race Saturday passed "they eye test" but more research would need to be done to put them on the NASCAR Cup cars for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels Michael Oher's pain
Dale Earnhardt Jr. can relate to Michael Oher's concussion issues, and the two chatted while getting treatment at the same facility.
Dale Jr.'s final ride: Indianapolis
As the second half of the Cup season winds down, so do the number of tracks that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be driving at for the last time. Have a look at how NASCAR's most popular driver has fared at a track the Cup Series visits once a year: Indianapolis.
Dale Jr. sorry for throwing wife 'under the bus'
After saying Tuesday that he didn't expect to run the preseason Clash since his wife didn't want him to compete in it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted he probably shouldn't have thrown his wife, Amy, 'under the bus.'
Kevin Harvick spotter Tim Fedewa has had his "hard card" credential returned and be allowed to work the rest of the weekend. Fedewa accidentally dropped a sandwich from the roof of the spotter stand on the pagoda during final practice and NASCAR pulled his credential for the remainder of the session.
Erik Jones and Kevin Harvick posted the fastest speeds in the final NASCAR Cup practice session Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The drivers will qualify early this evening.
Kevin Harvick spotter Tim Fedewa radioed to his crew that they needed a spotter for the final 20 minutes of practice as he dropped a sandwich from the roof of the spotter stand atop the pagoda and NASCAR pulled his credential.
NASCAR Cup teams prepare for practice this morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a schedule where they will qualify early this evening after the Xfinity race this afternoon. Kyle Busch is the two-time defending winner of the Brickyard 400.
Paul Menard has the standard answer of "focused on Indianapolis" to any and all questions about next year plans and if will be back at Richard Childress Racing. Menard has sponsorship from his family's chain of home improvement stores.
'Boss' shut down Kyle Busch's Indy 500 run
Kyle Busch said Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that his intention to compete in the Indy 500 wasn't approve by his boss.
Tony Stewart living the good life away from Cup driving
Tony Stewart is having fun. He's still around NASCAR, especially in his role as a team owner with Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick, but it's his time away from the big circus he really relishes these days.
Kyle Busch said he was set to do the Indianapolis 500 this year but "his boss" -- implying team owner Joe Gibbs but not mentioning any names -- didn't want him to do it. He talks about what is keeping him from doing the double:
Kyle Busch comes to Indianapolis knowing he is in the two-time defending winner of the race but also knowing he hasn't a NASCAR Cup win since the Brickyard a year ago. He talks about his frustrating winless streak:
Alex Bowman and Nationwide not an obvious fit, but may be good one
Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 next year and he's going to do it with Nationwide as his primary sponsor, continuing a relationship the company has with the current occupant, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Bowman an obvious fit? No, but he may be a good one.
Denny Hamlin is interested in the package the Xfinity cars are using at Indianapolis. They have restrictor plates, a bugger spoiler and aero ducts that run through the front bumper that push air to the side to help the cars draft.
NASCAR has changed the laboratory to conduct drug tests of drivers and crew members. Instead of having Aegis Laboratories administer and diagnose the tests, NASCAR will have Drug Free Sport administer the tests and have then send them to the Sports Medicine and Research Testing Laboratory. A NASCAR spokesman said it wasn't the case of NASCAR being unhappy with Aegis but an opportunity to work with a group exclusively devoted to drug testing in sports.
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