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2015 Brickyard 400

The 2015 Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard, the 22nd running of the event, was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on July 26, 2015 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested over 164 laps – extended from 160 laps due to a green–white–checker finish – on the 2.5 mile (4 km) asphalt rectangular oval, it was the 20th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Kyle Busch won the race, his fourth of the season. Joey Logano finished second, while Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

2015 Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 20 of 36 in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2015 Brickyard 400 logo.png
Date July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)
Official name Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 164 laps, 410 mi (656 km)
Scheduled Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Mostly cloudy with a temperature of 88 °F (31 °C); wind out of the west/southwest at 5 mph (8.0 km/h)
Average speed 131.656 mph (211.880 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 49.056
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 75
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Nielsen Ratings 2.9/7 (Overnight)[11]
3.0/8 (Final)[12]
4.7 Million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio IndyCar Radio Network
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Pat Patterson and John Andretti
Turn Announcers Mark Jaynes (1), Jake Query (2), Rob Albright (3) and Chris Denari (4)

Carl Edwards won the pole and led 20 laps on his way to a 13th-place finish. Harvick led a race high of 75 on his way to a third-place finish. The race had 16 lead changes among six different drivers, as well as nine caution flag periods for 36 laps.

This was the Busch's 33rd career victory for, fourth of the season, third consecutive and his first at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was also the fourth win at the track for Joe Gibbs Racing. His victory moved him to 32nd in the points standings, 23 points back of Justin Allgaier for the 30th-place Chase cutoff and 483 points back of Harvick. Despite being the winning manufacturer, Toyota left the Brickyard trailing Chevrolet by 80 points in the manufacturer standings.

The Crown Royal 400 was carried by NBC Sports on the cable/satellite NBCSN network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the IndyCar Radio Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400.[13] It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis.

Kevin Harvick entered the Brickyard with a 69-point lead over Joey Logano. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. entered 79 back, Jimmie Johnson entered 88 back, and Martin Truex, Jr. entered 106 back.

New aero packageEdit

On July 7, NASCAR announced that a higher drag aero package would be used for the weekend's race.[14] The changes to the cars included a nine-inch spoiler, one-inch wicker bill, 43-inch radiator pan and a two-inch leading edge for the splitter.[14]

Changes to qualifyingEdit

In lieu of knockout qualifying, the weekend's race used the single-car qualifying method that's also used at Daytona and Talladega.[15]

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Brickyard 400 was released on Friday, July 17 at 9:28 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-six cars were entered for the race. All but one was entered the previous week's race at New Hampshire. Chase Elliott attempted to make his fourth career start in the No. 25 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Josh Wise drove the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford. Brian Scott returned to the seat of the No. 33 Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet. Michael McDowell made his first entry since Kentucky in the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford. Jeff Gordon, tied with Michael Schumacher for all-time winningest driver at Indianapolis, made his 22nd and final career start at the Brickyard.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Starts Best finish
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 12 1st
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Team Penske Ford 5 9th
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2 10th
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 14 1st
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 11 2nd
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 4 17th
7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 1 40th
9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 4 16th
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 2 30th
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9 3rd
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 11 6th
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 16 1st
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 9 4th
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 12 3rd
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 2 24th
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10 2nd
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10 2nd
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15 2nd
21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 0
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 6 5th
23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 5 28th
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21 1st
25 Chase Elliott (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0
26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 0
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8 1st
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 14 1st
32 Josh Wise Go FAS Racing Ford 3 29th
33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 0
34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 0
35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 1 32nd
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 7 17th
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 5 20th
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 14 5th
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1 7th
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 3 17th
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 1 31st
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 6 10th
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 13 1st
51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 1 27th
55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 8 14th
62 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 6 5th
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 10 8th
83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 0
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 15 4th
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 5 26th
98 Timmy Hill (i) Premium Motorsports Ford 1 42nd
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 49.394 and a speed of 182.208 mph (293.235 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.394 182.208
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.506 181.796
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 49.517 181.756
Official first practice results

Second practiceEdit

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 49.596 and a speed of 181.466 mph (292.041 km/h).[17] Less than three minutes into the session, the hood of Denny Hamlin's car snapped up and smashed his windshield.[18] No significant damage was sustained and he returned to finish twelfth in the session.[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.596 181.466
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 49.601 181.448
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.612 181.408
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 49.454 and a speed of 181.987 mph (292.880 km/h).[20] Early in the session, Timmy Hill crashed into the barrier before the entrance to pit road.[21]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 49.454 181.987
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 49.515 181.763
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 49.626 181.357
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Carl Edwards, seen here at the 2015 Daytona 500, won the pole for the race.

Carl Edwards won the pole with a time of 49.056 and a speed of 183.464 mph (295.257 km/h).[22] “This is really cool," Edwards said. "Just to be here racing is cool and with all the work the guys put in yesterday, we started out terribly and we were really slow. Just proud of everybody for digging deep. Darian (Grubb, crew chief) and these guys have done a great job. TRD, Toyota and everybody has put a lot of effort in and to have Stanley Tools on the pole for the Brickyard 400, this is cool.”[22] "Overall from where we have been this weekend to what we picked up today I am proud of what my Shell Pennzoil team has done," Joey Logano said after qualifying second. "We have a good piece. I look forward to the race tomorrow. Clean air is king. If we can get a good start and settle in and click some laps off and run our strategy we can be there in the end."[22] "Unfortunately that wasn’t the one that paid, but that got us in the second round which was the important part," Tony Stewart said after qualifying fourth. "The second round we were a little bit freer than we were the first round. I was a little busy inside the car. We got that track bar adjuster and I was moving it around quite a bit during the lap.”[22]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.038 49.056
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 48.830 49.143
3 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 49.033 49.211
4 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.505 49.228
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.541 49.279
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.920 49.329
7 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 49.045 49.347
8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.077 49.367
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.052 49.375
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.905 49.386
11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 49.068 49.443
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.825 49.454
13 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 49.116
14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 49.161
15 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 49.180
16 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 49.270
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.278
18 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 49.320
19 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.345
20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 49.353
21 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 49.386
22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 49.420
23 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 49.429
24 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 49.467
25 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 49.470
26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 49.475
27 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.618
28 25 Chase Elliott (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 49.714
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 49.734
30 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 49.746
31 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 49.764
32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 49.785
33 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 49.870
34 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 49.882
35 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 49.910
36 33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 49.994
37 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.147
38 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 50.164
39 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.174
40 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 50.304
41 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 50.625
42 98 Timmy Hill (i) Premium Motorsports Ford 54.211
43 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Failed to qualify
44 32 Josh Wise Go FAS Racing Ford 50.296
45 26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 51.087
46 62 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 51.564
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

StartEdit

The race was scheduled to start at 3:39 p.m. Eastern time, but started at 3:42 when Carl Edwards led the field to the green flag. He wouldn't lead the first lap, as he lost the lead to Joey Logano exiting turn 2. Edwards pulled up on Logano exiting turn 4 and took the lead for the first time on lap 12. Kevin Harvick was able to pull to within half a second of the leader several of times, but Edwards was able to pull away. Harvick hit pit road for the first time on lap 28, leading to the first round of green flag pit stops. Most of the field had made their stops while Edwards still continued to stay out. He and his teammate Kyle Busch hit pit road on lap 32 and the lead was given to Harvick. Austin Dillon was tagged for speeding on pit road and was forced to serve a drive-through penalty. He was tagged again for speeding while serving and was forced to serve another penalty.[23]

Second quarterEdit

Debris on the backstretch brought out the first caution of the race on lap 44. The debris was a pair of orange balloons caught on the backstretch catch fence. Logano opted not to pit and regained the lead as Harvick made his pit stop.[23]

The race restarted on lap 50. The second caution flew the same lap when Clint Bowyer, exiting turn 4, got loose and spun down into the grass and Jeff Gordon, trying to avoid him, overcorrected and hit the wall in turn 4, creating a two-car crash.[24] “I was underneath Kasey Kahne and we were just racing for position,” Gordon explained. “I saw (Clint) Bowyer get sideways. I don’t know what caused it. Me and Kasey were trying to check up to avoid it. I don’t know if he got loose or we just both got loose together. Then I just lost control and got in the wall.”[25]

The race restarted on lap 55. Logano gave up the lead on lap 62 to pit and handed it back to Harvick.[26] Danica Patrick gave up fifth to pit on lap 84. Harvick pitted from the lead on lap 84 and handed it to Brad Keselowski, who gave up the lead to pit the next time by and handed it to Kyle Busch. Debris on the front stretch brought out the third caution of the race on lap 90. Harvick opted not to pit and retook the lead.[23]

Second halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

The race restarted on lap 97. The fourth caution of the race flew on lap 107 when Aric Almirola got loose, slid down the backstretch, and hit with the inside wall. A number of cars behind Harvick opted to pit under caution.[23]

The race restarted on lap 112. The fifth caution of the race flew with 40 laps to go when Brian Scott got loose and slammed the wall exiting turn 2. Everyone but Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne opted to pit. Harvick was one of those drivers who opted to pit, and this gave the lead to Keselowski.[23]

Fourth quarterEdit

The race restarted with 36 laps to go. David Ragan shot ahead of Keselowski going into turn 1 to take the lead with 35 laps to go. He pitted with 34 laps to go and handed the lead back to Keselowski. Debris on the backstretch brought out the sixth caution of the race with 20 laps to go. That debris was a piece of Justin Allgaier's tire. Keselowski opted to pit under caution, giving the lead back to Harvick.[23]

The race restarted with 14 laps to go. The seventh caution of the race flew with 13 laps to go when Dale Earnhardt, Jr. got pushed into the grass in turn 1, came back up, and spun out.[23]

The race restarted with eight laps to go. Kyle Busch got the jump on Harvick to pass him in turn 1 and take the lead with seven laps to go. Debris in turn 2 brought out the eighth caution of the race with six laps to go. That debris came from Casey Mears's car.[23]

The race restarted with two laps to go. The ninth caution of the race flew when Trevor Bayne got rear-ended and went into the wall while going into turn 1 at the restart.[23]

Green-white-checker finishEdit
 
Kyle Busch, seen here at Sonoma Raceway, won his third straight race of the season.

The race restarted with two laps to go at a green-white-checkered finish. Busch shot ahead of Logano and drove off to score his 33rd career victory and his first at the track.[27]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

“The new high drag aerodynamic package used at Indianapolis was hoped to create more drafting and passing. While there was some of that sporadically on track, Sunday’s race had the same flavor as most Brickyard 400s at Indianapolis. Strategy was the key ingredient that provided spice and interest with fuel mileage as usual a big part of the day. As many drivers predicted restarts, especially with the new package, were wild but again at Indianapolis that’s nothing new. Perhaps a bigger impact will come next month when the high drag rules are used at Michigan International Speedway.’’

Motor Racing Network lead writer and co-host of The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Pete Pistone giving his thoughts on the new aero package.[28]

“It’s really a treat to win here at Indy,” Busch said. “I appreciate all the fans that I have, all the fans that NASCAR has and Toyota has now captured a win at every single active Cup Series race track – that’s pretty awesome for us to be able to do that. I can’t thank this crew enough. Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing, all the men and women there, you work so hard and pour your hearts into it. I can’t thank everyone that has stood behind me all year.”[29]

“Yeah, I thought overall the day went well,” Logano said. “You know, you come to Indy, it's all about the win, either win or finish last. It doesn't really matter anywhere in between. At least that's the way I race when we come to a racetrack like this, Daytona and Indy. It's all about getting trophies and rings and making out with bricks. Unfortunately we come up a little bit short.”[29]

“You always want to put yourself in position for a win at the end and that’s what we did today,” Truex said after finishing fourth. “We fought hard and stayed patient all day. We got caught on pit road again when the caution came out, but fortunately we had enough time to get back to the front. We had good cars the past four races but had horrible luck. Today it came together and it’s a good feeling to regain momentum.”[30]

After being passed for the lead on the final lap of the previous day's Xfinity Series race, Ryan Blaney rebounded to finish twelfth.[31] "It was a good run for us," he said of the Indy run. "I wish things played out a little better for us in the end, but it wasn't too bad when we finally got track position. That was so huge today. I thought when we got a little bit of clean air, we were pretty good. But it was hard to get that. We were in a good spot for that last restart but it really didn't go our way. I was wanting to get some help and the 2 car [Brad Keselowski, who finished tenth] really didn't help us out. But I'm really proud of these guys. After starting 30th, we worked our way up there and I can't thank them enough."[31]

Media commentsEdit

"“We’re digesting the signs from it. The fans and the industry saw the race unfold as we did. There were certainly some components, the balance of competition, the opportunities that this package presented for the drivers to perform were of benefit, but we’ve heard the expressions of some of the drivers that didn’t like some of characteristics of the project. We can absorb all of the science and the data we collect, including talking to the industry, the drivers, the crew members and the competition departments of the teams and the car owners to take all of that now and absorb it. That’s part of the reason we created this specific package for Indianapolis – to see the characteristics of it, knowing that there are a lot of personalities in the garage area that have different opinions … but it’s on NASCAR to come up with the one that we put in front of the fans on each individual racetrack each weekend. So, we’ll take time.’’

NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton discussing the sanctioning body's thoughts on the aero package.[32]

Members of the NASCAR media gave their thoughts on the aero package used for this race. Pete Pistone, lead writer for the Motor Racing Network and co-host of The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, described the race as having "the same flavor as most Brickyard 400s at Indianapolis."[28]

Jim Utter of Motorsport.com also said it "didn’t look all that different than Brickyards of the past and not at all like the predictions (or hopes) of lots of “pack racing” and drafting."[33]

Dave Moody expressed that the race "wasn't any worse, but it wasn't much better, either."[34]

Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press was more critical of NASCAR's decision to use a higher downforce package saying that "the route NASCAR followed has failed, and the series is stubbornly staying the course despite the results."[35]

Speaking on behalf of the sanctioning body on The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Monday morning, NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton explained to Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone that NASCAR has been making these changes "to build the most competitive type of motorsports we can build. We want our product on the racetrack to be pleasing to the fans and that means close competition."[32] But he also said that they're "digesting the signs from it" and that they'll "take time" dissecting the results of the package.[32]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 164 47
2 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 164 43
3 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 164 43
4 13 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 164 40
5 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 164 39
6 7 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 164 38
7 23 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 164 37
8 14 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 164 36
9 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 164 35
10 31 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 164 35
11 43 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 164 33
12 30 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 164 0
13 1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 164 32
14 11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 164 30
15 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 29
16 10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 164 28
17 18 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 164 27
18 28 25 Chase Elliott (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 0
19 20 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 164 25
20 16 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 164 24
21 3 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 164 24
22 8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 22
23 26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 164 21
24 27 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 164 20
25 25 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 164 19
26 24 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 164 0
27 15 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 164 17
28 4 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 164 16
29 37 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 163 15
30 34 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 162 14
31 32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 162 13
32 40 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 162 12
33 41 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 162 11
34 39 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 162 10
35 29 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 161 9
36 36 33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 161 0
37 21 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 161 7
38 22 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 161 6
39 38 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 160 0
40 33 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 155 4
41 42 98 Timmy Hill (i) Premium Motorsports Ford 111 0
42 19 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 110 2
43 35 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 78 1
Official Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard results

Race statisticsEdit

  • 16 lead changes among 6 different drivers
  • 9 cautions for 36 laps
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
  • Average speed: 131.656 mph (211.880 km/h)
  • Kyle Busch took home $424,191 in winnings
Lap Leaders
Laps Leader
1-11 Joey Logano
12-31 Carl Edwards
32-45 Kevin Harvick
46-61 Joey Logano
62-83 Kevin Harvick
84 Brad Keselowski
85-92 Kyle Busch
93-120 Kevin Harvick
121-123 David Ragan
124 Brad Keselowski
125-126 David Ragan
127-141 Brad Keselowski
142-152 Kevin Harvick
153-161 Kyle Busch
162 Joey Logano
163-164 Kyle Busch
Total laps led
Leader Laps
Kevin Harvick 75
Joey Logano 28
Carl Edwards 20
Kyle Busch 19
Brad Keselowski 17
David Ragan 5

Race awardsEdit

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, and Kelli Stavast handled pit road for the television side.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

IndyCar Radio Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Pat Patterson, and former NASCAR drive John Andretti called the race from the Pagoda as the field was racing down the front stretch. Mark Jaynes called the race from atop the stands outside turn 1 when the field was racing through turn 1. Jake Query called the race from atop the turn 2 stands when the field was racing through turn 2. Rob Albright called the race from atop the turn 3 stands when the field was racing through turn 3. Chris Denari called the race from atop the turn 4 stands when the field was racing through turn 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan and Nick Yeoman worked pit road for the radio side.

IndyCar Radio Network
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice[36]
Announcer: Pat Patterson[36]
Announcer: John Andretti[36]
Turn 1: Mark Jaynes[36]
Turn 2: Jake Query[36]
Turn 3: Rob Albright[36]
Turn 4: Chris Denari[36]
Brad Gillie[36]
Brett McMillan[36]
Nick Yeoman[36]

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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