NASCAR at Indianapolis results: Kevin Harvick wins Brickyard 400 after Denny Hamlin crash

first_imgMatt Kenseth, who came out of retirement in the middle of the season, finished second and had a real shot at an upset during an overtime restart. Aric Almirola finished third and rookie Cole Custer landed in fourth.Tire trouble was the theme of the afternoon, with Alex Bowman and William Byron also losing their treads.Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at the Brickyard. Follow below for complete results from Indianapolis.MORE: Watch NASCAR racing live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Results from Brickyard 400Pos.Driver1Kevin Harvick2Matt Kenseth3Aric Almirola4Brad Keselowski5Cole Custer6Kyle Busch7Michael McDowell8Tyler Reddick9Bubba Wallace10Joey Logano11Chase Elliott12Christopher Bell13Kurt Busch14Ty Dillon15Clint Bowyer16John Hunter Nemechek17Ross Chastain18Austin Dillon19Matt DiBenedetto20Daniel SuarezLeaders: 9Lead changes: 11Cautions: 9NASCAR at Indianapolis highlights from the Brickyard 4008:46 p.m.: Kevin Harvick wins the Brickyard 400.Retweet to congratulate @KevinHarvick on his Brickyard 400 WIN! pic.twitter.com/9SofDmkaXY— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 6, 2020Harvick Kenseth Almirola Keselowski Custer top-5.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 6, 20208:45 p.m.: Overtime.8:38 p.m.: Here’s where we’ll stand when we return to green.Under caution, 5 laps to go … Harvick Kenseth Almirola Custer Bell Keselowski ADillon DiBenedetto KyBusch McDowell Wallace. Elliott Reddick Bowyer Logano Nemechek Chastain TDillon— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 6, 20208:33 p.m.: Caution for Hamlin! His tire gave out just seven laps from victory.THE LEADER CRASHES AT @IMS!@dennyhamlin has an issue and slams the wall while leading the #Brickyard400! pic.twitter.com/abqKtGnysZ— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 6, 2020Wow. Hamlin slams into the wall after a blown tire at Indy. He was the leader. pic.twitter.com/7OUKCQ9QVC— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 6, 2020HOLY CRAP! Denny Hamlin blows a tire and hits the wall while leading at the Brickyard!— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 6, 20208:31 p.m.: Buckle up.10 laps to go: @dennyhamlin leads @KevinHarvick by a half-second. #NASCAR— Dustin Albino (@DustinAlbino) July 6, 20208:29 p.m.: Matt Kenseth is shaping up to be the dark horse down the stretch here if Harvick and Hamlin falter. He’s been running near the top for a while and is in third currently.8:20 p.m.: Just over 20 laps to go.Restart with 22 to go: Hamlin, Harvick, Bell, Kenseth, A. Dillon, Custer, Keselowski, Almirola, DiBenedetto, McDowell, Elliott, Chastain, Kyle Busch, Wallace, T. Dillon, Reddick, Bowyer, Logano, JHN, Suarez, Kurt Busch (top 20) | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) July 6, 2020Harvick is told to push Hamlin as hard as he can — that Hamlin’s tires have been showing cords.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 6, 20208:17 p.m.: Elliott had already pitted but goes in again under caution. Unclear why he did that, as it’ll push him back in the field.Obviously, Hamlin and Harvick stayed out. So they will restart 1-2. After them, it’s Bell-Kenseth-ADillon-Custer-Keselowski-Almirola-DiBenedetto-McDowell. Then Elliott is P11.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 6, 20208:10 p.m.: Alex Bowman crashes.A hard hit into the SAFER Barrier for @AlexBowman88.Less than 30 to go in the #Brickyard400 on @NBC. #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/2ZvXjANuWe— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 6, 2020Alex Bowman with a big hit in Turn 1 from a blown right front tire. Lap 133 | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) July 6, 20208:07 p.m.: Both Hamlin and Harvick have pitted. They have 30 laps to find an edge. Others such as Clint Bowyer and Chase Elliott, meanwhile, will look to steal a surprise win over the veteran favorites.8 p.m.: There are 40 laps remaining. Top 3: Harvick, Hamlin, Elliott.7:49 p.m.: This is turning into quite the battle between Hamlin and Harvick.I LOVE THIS RACING.@DennyHamlin and @KevinHarvick are putting on a show at @IMS on @NBC! #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/DmgmTgcsGJ— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 2020Hamlin, using a push from Christopher Bell, goes three-wide to take the lead. But then Harvick side-drafts him and goes back around on the outside.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 5, 2020WHAT. A. PASS.@KevinHarvick // @IMS // #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/kQbtLZ4Gce— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 20207:36 p.m.: Harvick wins Stage 2.STAGE 2: Harvick, Elliott, Hamlin, DiBenedetto, A. Dillon, Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Bell, Bowyer (top 10), Almirola, T. Dillon, Custer, Keselowski, Reddick (top 15), McDowell, JHN, Logano, Wallace, Suarez (top 20) | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) July 5, 20207:22 p.m.: Harvick swoops into the lead with a bold move and Blaney crashes behind him.Beautiful racing from Kevin Harvick.pic.twitter.com/qO72WiiGJw— Sporting News NASCAR (@sn_nascar) July 5, 2020.@KevinHarvick takes it three-wide to the lead in the Brickyard 400, then Ryan Blaney spins!Watch on @NBC: https://t.co/wKDI0aNMYn #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/9gZ9BDTQJi— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 2020How, @KevinHarvick, how?#Brickyard400 pic.twitter.com/V1xpR72ynu— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) July 5, 2020What a MOVE by Harvick! Holy cow…and caution! Blaney!— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 5, 20207:16 p.m.: Austin Dillon moves to first after Byron’s mishap.7:14 p.m.: Byron, who had been having a great afternoon, blows a tire.Win No. 1 will have to wait another day for @WilliamByron.A major issue for the No. 24 slows the action again at @IMS. pic.twitter.com/NLK527mN5x— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 5, 2020″I mean, how the f**k does stuff like that happen so often? I mean our luck is so awful.” – @WilliamByron”10-4.” – Chad Knaus #NASCAR #Brickyard400— Noah Lewis (NASCAR Writer) (@Noah_Lewis1) July 5, 20207:08 p.m.: We’re now halfway through the 160 laps of the Brickyard 400, meaning this race is official. Byron holds the lead.6:56 p.m.: Caution. Erik Jones crashes.A hard, hard hit for @Erik_Jones.@NASCAR // @IMS // @NBC // #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/77SLGQTFh6— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 2020A hard hit to the outside wall for @Erik_Jones brings out the caution at @IMS. pic.twitter.com/Th8a6Mbqo6— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 5, 2020Erik Jones into the wall.Clint Bowyer on the radio: “That’s the hardest I’ve ever seen anyone hit the wall!”#NASCAR #Brickyard400— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) July 5, 2020Jones said he was all right. And is out of the car.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 5, 20206:50 p.m.: Newman is done for the day.6:45 p.m.: Chase Elliott takes the lead.6:30 p.m.: William Byron wins Stage 1.Caution out for the end of stage 1.Byron wins it. Then Jones ADillon Elliott Harvick Hamlin DiBenedetto Hamlin KyBusch Keselowski Bowyer.— Jayski.com (@jayski) July 5, 20206:26 p.m.: The green flag waves with four more laps left in Stage 1.6:14 p.m.: Caution. Ryan Newman becomes the latest to wreck in this wild Stage 1.A hot dog car becomes a pancake car.Heavy damage to the right side of Ryan Newman in the #Brickyard400 on @NBC. pic.twitter.com/koweSa2x61— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 20205:55 p.m.: We’re green. Truex Jr. won’t be part of the action, though.We’re back green on lap 20 and it’s without Martin Truex Jr., who is done for the day | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) July 5, 20205:49 p.m.: Back to yellow. Race will restart soon.Officially involved in the crash on pit roadMartin Truex Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, Ricky Stenhouse, Justin Allgaier, Brennan Poole— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) July 5, 20205:40 p.m.: Let’s hope the crew member comes out OK. That was a scary moment.Red flag at Indianapolis after that pit road wreck. Ambulance has arrived to tend to the No. 12 crew member.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 5, 2020Crewman loaded into the ambulance. Gave a “thumbs up” to the other guys.Phew.— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) July 5, 20205:35 p.m.: A big pit road wreck that might have clipped one of Ryan Blaney’s crew members prompts the red flag.It’s a PILEUP on pit road at @IMS!The #Brickyard400 is underway on @NBC: https://t.co/wKDI0aNMYn #NBCRacingWeekend pic.twitter.com/FrOHnH0Rkd— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 5, 2020Oh crap. I hope that crew member on the 12 team is OK. Looks like he got his leg jammed between cars.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 5, 2020And we have a pile up on pit road with LaJoie, Stenhouse, Allgier, Preece looked to be involved | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) July 5, 20205:32 p.m.: Joey Logano holds the early lead.5:26 p.m.: Nightmare start for MTJ.Martin Truex Jr. says he has an error message on his engine control unit.— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) July 5, 20205:24 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson is tuned in from home.My emotions have been all over the place the last few days. Right now it’s simple, go 48!@allyracing pic.twitter.com/rxZ1IcFNCc— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) July 5, 20205:20 p.m.: Green flag.5:08 p.m.: Engines fired.5 p.m.: The weather is finally cooperating.Great news, the lightning hold has been lifted. Drivers called to their cars!@BubbaWallace // @wwt_inc #WWTonTrack pic.twitter.com/dze8wXCDxM— Richard Petty Motorsports (@RPMotorsports) July 5, 20204:46 p.m.: Please let this plan go through.NASCAR plans on having prerace ceremonies begin at 5pm ET.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 5, 2020Assuming there are no more weather delays, here is the updated minute by minute:Drivers to cars: 4:52 p.m.Anthem Package: 5 p.m.Command: 5:07 p.m.Green Flag: 5:19 p.m.— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) July 5, 20204:29 p.m.: With no lights at the track, NASCAR really shouldn’t have made this a late start. #NASCAR says they’ve had 2 more strikes within the 8-mile radius of @IMSDelay continues— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) July 5, 20204:12 p.m.: Still at least 15 minutes left before things get going.NASCAR sent out the second lightning hold notice at 3:57 p.m. ET, which means it would be at least 4:27 ET before the shelter request is lifted. Obviously, start of the race will be delayed. Love these late afternoon starts.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 5, 20204 p.m.: Race will be delayed because of lightning. Business as usual this season.3:52 p.m.: A reminder that it won’t be Jimmy in the 48.Some car number history as @J_Allgaier will be the first driver of record of the No. 48 since @JimmieJohnson’s hold on it from the end of 2001 to this year — a span of (gulp) 666 career starts.Last to use No. 48 before then: Canada’s Trevor Boys (pictured) in 1993. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/t2QszM3I0F— Zack Albert (@zack_albert) July 5, 20203:40 p.m.: Kurt Busch’s wife, Ashley Busch, had a banner flown over the venue to celebrate Busch’s 700th career start. Alex Bowman, who shares her initials, responded with a joke.Glad we clarified who AB was here 😅😂 https://t.co/ACoqrCjFcV— Alex Bowman (@AlexBowman88) July 5, 2020What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date: Sunday, July 5 Start time: 4 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCLive stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was moved back to 4 p.m. ET rather than 3:30 p.m. ET as originally scheduled. The race is scheduled for 160 laps around the 2.5 mile oval with stage lengths of 50, 50 and 60 laps. The later start time is notable, because Indianapolis Motor Speedway does not have lights in the event Sunday’s race is delayed by weather.NASCAR starting lineup at IndianapolisHere are the results of Thursday’s draw for the starting lineup in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:Pos.DriverCar No. Team1Joey Logano22Team Penske2Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing3Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports4Justin Allgaier*48Hendrick Motorsports5Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing6Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing8Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing9Brad Keselowski2Team Penske10Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports11Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing12Ryan Blaney12Team Penske13Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing14Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing15Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing16Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing17Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports18William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports19John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports20Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing21Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing22Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing23Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing24Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing25Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing26Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports27Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports28Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing29Ty Dillon13Germain Racing30Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing31Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing32Ross Chastain77Spire Motorsports33Quin Houff00StarCom Racing34JJ Yeley27Rick Ware Racing35Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing36Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing38Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management39Johs Bilicki7Tommy Baldwin Racing40BJ McLeod78BJ McLeod Motorsports* Allgaier is driving in place of Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19. Kevin Harvick claimed his second straight Brickyard 400 on Sunday with a masterful effort at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.After trading bold passes with Denny Hamlin throughout the competition, it appeared Harvick would fall short. But Hamlin wrecked seven laps before the finish, allowing Harvick to cruise to victory.last_img read more

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