2017 Brickyard 400 results from July 23rd, 2017 featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Today, NASCAR heads to Indianapolis. It’s the Brickyard 400, a crown jewel of the MENCS. 50 laps in stage 1, 50 laps in stage 2, 60 laps in the final stage. 160 total laps total.
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Green flag, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch lead them to the line. Kyle Busch clears Harvick by turn 1.
Lap 10, Corey Lajoie is out of the groove. It’s his first trip to Indianapolis. Lajoie discovers that upper groove isn’t raceable. The backend loops, swapping ends with the front. He backs it into the wall.
Lap 12, rain. Weather has moved into the area. NASCAR has decided to pull the field onto pit lane. Red flag, lightning is in the area and the aluminum grandstands have been cleared.
Lap 18, green flag. Kyle Busch has a 5 car length lead at the exit of turn 1.
Lap 24, Chase Elliott is down on power. The team is un-sure what is exact issue is. He’s fallen back to 34th and losing time with every straight away.
Lap 31, competition caution. Joey Logano is +5 after a 4 tire pit stop. He enters 10th, he comes out 5th. Hood up on the #24 of Chase Elliott. Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman made contact on pit road. Denny Hamlin has to return to his pit stall to repair a hole in the nose.
Green, Kyle Busch maintains the lead. Martin Treux Jr goes back into pursuit mode.
Lap 41, 10 to go in stage 1. Martin Truex Jr has a long run car. Kyle Busch typically checks out early in the run. The longer the run goes, the more the speed levels between the front two cars. Truex currently runs .5 seconds behind Busch. At the same time, Kyle Busch is reporting a vibration.
Lap 46, Chase Elliott is up in smoke. Blown engine. He coasts to the garage area, no caution.
Jimmie Johnson started 38th today. He gave up his 4th place starting position to change a rear-end gear. He’s already up to 9th position, +29.
3 to go in stage 1, Martin Truex Jr is making it a race for the stage win. He’s there. Just not close enough to make anything happen. Kyle Busch wins stage 1.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Martin Truex Jr; 3. Ryan Blaney; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Joey Logano; 6. Matt Kenseth; 7. Jamie McMurray; 8. Kyle Larson; 9. Jimmie Johnson; 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr;
Kyle Busch radio, “There’s another fast Toyota behind us. I like it when there’s nobody in my windshield.”
Green flag on stage 2. Kyle Busch leads into turn 1. Joey Logano runs side-by-side with Kevin Harvick through turn 1 and turn 2. Harvick, on the inside line, prevails.
Lap 57, big crash. The #7 of JJ Yaley got loose on the inside. The backend comes around, he has to chase it. David Ragan was to his outside. Regan was clipped at the exit of turn 2. Regan went nose first at a high rate of speed toward the inside wall. Caution.
Green, Kyle Busch leads. Joey Logano is up to 3rd. He throws a block on Harvick down the back straight away to hold the position.
Lap 70, JJ Yaley has cut a tire. Rubber debris has been spread across the race track. He’s made it to pit road but the caution has come out.
The front runners hit pit road. Joey Logano gains another spot, he comes out 2nd to Kyle Busch. Erik Jones last pitted on lap 52. Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski last pitted on lap 59. They all continue to stay out. New leader, Erik Jones.
Green flag, everything isn’t great for Kyle Busch. He’s outside the top 10 and isn’t happy about it after leading every lap today. Kyle Busch takes the field 3 wide at the entry to turn 2.
That move stacks up the field just in front of Joey Logano. 10 positions further back, the field is still hitting the brakes from the Kyle Busch accordion effect. The end result is front end nose damage for Dale Earnhardt Jr. A blown radiator for Dale Jr. He heads to the garage in his final Brickyard 400 start. Caution.
Green. Ryan Blaney pulls left, side-draft before turn 1. That pulls Erik Jones back toward him. It works! Ryan Blaney sweeps around the outside and to the lead at the exit of turn 1. That’s the first on-track pass for the lead all day.
Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick are 4 wide at the flagstand. In that same mess, Jimmie Johnson is throwing a massive block on Kyle Larson down the back-straight for 12th. He blocks him all the way to the infield grass. Larson isn’t having any of it. The #42 pushes the #48 into turn 3. A bump and run on a 2.5 mile racetrack. Larson takes the position.
14 to go in stage 2, Kyle Larson is on the back bumper of Ryan Blaney for the lead. A little air off the rear spoiler plus old tire, Ryan Blaney skates the rear-end up the race track. The inside line is open for Kyle Busch. Move the #18 back to the lead.
Kyle Busch leads Martin Truex Jr by 4 seconds. Kyle Busch wins stage 2.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Martin Truex Jr.; 3. Ryan Blaney; 4. Erik Jones; 5. Kevin Harvick; 6. Matt Kenseth; 7. Joey Logano; 8. Denny Hamlin; 9. Brad Keselowski; 10. Jamie McMurray;
The field hits pit road. Martin Truex Jr beats Kyle Busch off pit road by a car length. New leader! Kyle Larson has nose damage from the bump and run applied to the rear bumper of Jimmie Johnson. The crew spent the entire pit stop working on repairs. Larson will restart at the back.
Green flag on the final stage. Martin Truex Jr chooses the outside line. It works Truex leads out of turn 2.
Trouble! Ricky Steenhouse Jr is sliding toward the inside wall. Big impact. He was side-by-side with Jimmie Johnson at the exit of turn 2. A wiggle from Stenhouse plus Johnson coming around his outside, Stenhouse was sucked around. Minor contact, if any.
Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr have been playing nice all day on the front row restarts. Kyle was asked by the crew if they want to continue to play nice. Kyle says, “I think we have to race for it.” Martin Truex Jr plans accordingly, he takes the inside line this time.
50 to go, green flag. Side-by-side for the lead into turn 1. Trouble! Martin Truex Jr got loose on the bottom lane. A wiggle, he slides up the banking and into Kyle Busch. Both leaders slam the wall! Martin Truex Jr is up in flames.
Kyle Busch comments after exiting the care center, “I guess you could have continued to play the teammate game. Just chalk it up as another one that we figure out how to lose these things by. I got blindsided and into the fence.”
Martin Truex Jr comments, “I got loose and wrecked him. That was totally my fault. I didn’t know what to expect in that situation. I didn’t really realize he was going to drive in that deep and suck me around. I definitely should have picked the outside.”
Matt Kenseth gets a big push from Ryan Blaney into turn 1. Harvick nearly clears Kenseth on the outside anyway. Harvick even slides in front of Kenseth. However, the #20 got a run off turn 2. Kenseth back to the lead down the back straight.
30 to go, green flag pit stops are in effect. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne remain on the race track. All 3 will need to pit for fuel. They are off-cycle, in hope of a caution. Several others short-pitted. Matt Kenseth runs 12th.
Kasey heads to pit road. Trouble! Clint Bowyer is in trouble. Clint Bowyer got loose on the outside of Erik Jones off turn 4. He turned down and clipped Erik Jones. That sent Clint Bowyer into the inside wall then back across the racetrack. Kurt Busch comes along with nowhere to go. Red flag.
A rain delay, several extended cautions and now a red flag. The sun is setting as 10 laps remain in the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Engines re-fire. Cars hit pitroad, all of them. The gamble paid off for Keselowski and Johnson. Kasey Kahne hit the lottery. No need for the #5 to pit again, he was on the pit road when the caution came out.
Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman lead the field to green. 102 races since Kasey Kahne’s last win. Kayne blocks his ass off into turn 1. A block on Brad Keselowski and Kayne holds the position into turn 1.
Trouble! Kyle Larson is in the wall and on fire. Larson had a run on Ty Dillon, the #13 ran the #42 all the way to the inside wall down the front-stretch. Larson had maybe an inch on him. Dillon continued down the racetrack until he pushed Larson into the wall. Larson shot off the inside wall and back into the outside wall.
Green flag, two laps to go. Brad Keselowski spins his tires a bit at the line. But he’s even with Kayne in turn 1. A big wiggle from Brad Keselowski, he’s still on the gas. He has a nose on Kahne who wiggled as well. Kayne slides off turn 2, slight contact with Brad. But they are slowing each other down. Jimmie Johnson gets a run on the both of them from 3rd.
Three wide into turn 3 for the win! Johnson gets loose on the bottom. He slides up into Kayne, Kayne is caught by the door of Brad Keselowski but Johnson is around and into the wall. You knew somebody wasn’t going to make it out of turn 3. Caution.
G-W-C, overtime at Indianapolis. Kayne leads and he picks the outside line. Kayne doesn’t go, Brad does. As the leader, Kayne was suppose to control that start.
Kayne gets a huge shove from Denny Hamlin, his wheels are lifted off the ground and he’s forced to go anyway. Trevor Bayne pushes Keselowski. Big crash behind them.Bayne gets sideways and into Hamlin at the front of the field. The front stretch is blocked.
They just tied the record for cautions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Soon this will be a night race. Indianapolis doesn’t have lights.
Overtime #2, green flag. Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski are even at the entry to turn 1. It sticks! Kahne clears him on the bottom at the exit. Hamlin has a trail of smoke. Hamlin is turned. Kasey Kahne crosses the overtime line. Caution. That was a record setting 14th caution.
Kasey Kahne wins the 2017 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! His first Brickyard 400 win.
View full 2017 NASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway results below.
Kasey Kahne from victory lane, “Everything went right. I’m exhausted. It’s pretty crazy. I wish my little boy was here.”
He sits down next to his car in victory lane. This was a 6 hour race today at Indianapolis.
Author: Shane Walters
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2017 Brickyard 400 Results
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1. Kasey Kahne
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Ryan Newman
4. Joey Logano
5. Matt Kenseth
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Daniel Suarez
8. Matt DiBenedetto
9. Chris Buescher
10. AJ Allmendinger
11. Danica Patrick
12. Cole Whitt
13. Aric Almirola
14. Timmy Hill
15. Jamie McMurray
16. Paul Menard
17. Denny Hamlin
18. Michael McDowell
19. Ty Dillon
20. Trevor Bayne
21. Austin Dillon
22. Landon Cassill
23. Ryan Blaney
24. Gray Gaulding
25. Joey Gase
26. Jefferey Earnhardt
27. Jimmie Johnson
28. Kyle Larson
29. Kurt Busch
30. Clint Bowyer
31. Erik Jones
32. BJ McLeod
33. Martin Truex Jr
34. Kyle Busch
35. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
36. Dale Earnhardt Jr
37. JJ Yaley
38. David Ragan
39. Chase Elliott
40. Corey LaJoie