The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 sponsored by Big Machine Records.

The Cup Series caps off a historic weekend where the Xfinity Series ran the inaugural road course race and the IndyCar series also ran a race with Scott Dixon winning the race.

An event that has become all too familiar to race fans this season is a weather delay.  For the fifth time since NASCAR returned to the track after the break for the virus, the race has been delayed due to weather issues.  While there is no rain on the track, there has been some lightening in the area.

Once the race gets started, Joey Logano will sit on the pole after a random draw with Kurt Busch alongside on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Big Machine 400:
Joey Logano
Kurt Busch – making his 700th race start
Alex Bowman
Justin Allgaier – sitting in for Jimmie Johnson
Aric Almirola
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Blaney
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Newman
Matt DiBenedetto
Austin Dillon
Bubba Wallace
William Byron
John Hunter Nemechek
Chris Buescher
Matt Kenseth
Clint Bowyer
Erik Jones
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Joey Gase
Brennan Poole
Michael McDowell
Garrett SMithley
Ty Dillon
Cole Custer
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Quin Houff
JJ Yeley
Christopher Bell
Ryan Preece
Daniel Suarez
Timmy Hill
Josh Bilicki
BJ McLeod

After learning that his wife had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, Jimmie Johnson learned that he also tested positive for the virus.  While he is currently asymptomatic, Johnson says that he feels fine but is very concerned about his six and nine year old daughters who so far have test negative.  Justin Allgaier is replacing Johnson in the number 48 car until Johnson has been cleared to return to racing.

In the past there has been a few drivers who ran the Memorial Day weekend double of the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.  Kurt Busch is one of those drivers and the only active driver who has done so.  In an interview during the delay, Kurt expressed an interest in getting back in an IndyCar and running a “double” next year.

After an hour delay, the drivers are in their cars and moving on the track.

Stages one and two of the race are 50 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 160 laps around the two and a half mile track.  The drivers cannot complete any of the stages on a single fuel load.

Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and goes side by side with Kurt Busch before Joey Logano edges out in front for the leas.  The drivers gets three wide across the track vying for position.

Lap two, the top five are Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, and Alex Bowman.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 12.

Lap three, Joey Logano has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Kurt Busch with Denny Hamlin in thirs; Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Lap five, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney make contact but the track stays green.  The two drivers were involved in an on track altercation last week that put Busch out of the race.

Martin Truex Jr is reporting some issues with his engine as he falls through the field.

Lap eleven, Joey Logano holds on to his near one second lead on Denny Hamlin with Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.  Martin Truex Jr has fallen to 29th place citing ECU issues.

Kevin Harvick brings his car down pit road just before the competition caution comes out.  Drivers cannot take on any fuel prior to the competition caution flag.

Lap 13, NASCAR throw the competition caution.

Once pit road opens the drivers bring their cars down pit road.  Cars get piled up on pit road involving several drivers.  Martin Truex Jr and Corey LaJoie are among those involved.  Michael McDowell slowed down to enter his pit stall and caused the pile up.

The narrowest pit road in the series, one of the crew members on Ryan Blaney’s team got pinched between Blaney’s car and another driver and is being attend to by medical officials.  The crew member gives a thumbs up and a smile as he is taken to the ambulance.  Pit crew members are required to wear fire suits and helmets.  Rear tire changer Zach Price was the injured crewman.

NASCAR has red flagged the race to clean up pit road.  During a red flag condition, teams may make a visual examination of their cars but cannot touch or work on them.

After a red flag delay of about 10 minutes, NASCAR has withdrawn the red flag and displayed the yellow flag as the cars get moving once again.

Teams involved in the pit road incident are on NASCAR’s “crash clock” where they have six minutes to make repairs and achieve minimum speed or they will be out of the race.   The “crash clock” applies to accidents only not mechanical issues.

Kurt Busch had issues in his pit stall and had a slow stop, putting him back in the field in 28th place.

After the team made repairs, Martin Truex Jr took his car out on the track but was back on pit road in short order and is out of the race.

Having stayed out on the track after pitting early, Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 20 and jumps out in front for the lead before Joey Logano comes alongside to battle for the lead.  Harvick gets out in front on turn three to take the lead; Aric Almirola is in third.

Justin Allgaier in the 48 car has to bring his smoking car down pit road with a blown engine.  He becomes the second car out of the race.  Allgaier was one of the cars involved in the pit road altercation.

Lap 23, Kevin Harvick has a lead of over half a second on Joey Logano; Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Lap 26, Kevin Harvick has increased his lead on Joey Logano to over a second; Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Also involved in the pit road incident, Brennan Poole and Ricky Stenhouse Jr could not make the minimum race speed and are out of the race.

Lap 30, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Joey Logano; Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Denny Hamlin passes Chase Elliott to take fifth place.

Lap 32, Aric Almirola makes an unscheduled trip down pit road for a bad vibration.

Lap 33, Kevin Harvick continues to lead the race with a lead of over three seconds on Joey Logano; Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Lap 35, Kevin Harvick’s lead is now over four seconds on Joey Logano; there are 29 cars on the lead lap with six cars out of the race.

Lap 37, Kevin Harvick – who cannot complete the stage on fuel – holds on to his four second lead on Joey Logano with Denny Hamlin in third.

Lap 39, Kevin Harvick’s lead is now nearly five seconds on Joey Logano; Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

On fresh tires, Aric Almirola is running some of the fastest laps on the track.  He has raced his way back on the lead lap after passing leader Kevin Harvick.

Ryan Newman brings out the caution flag on lap 41 after he gets into the wall with a flat tire.  There is significant damage to the Oscar Mayer car.

Drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.  Taking only two tires, Ty Dillon wins the race off of pit road.  Kevin Harvick had to hit the reserve button coming down pit road.

NASCAR has brought Christopher Bell down pit road to repair a transponder issue.  The transponder is how the cars are scored.  Bell will be allowed to reclaim his spot on the track.

After staying out on the track, William Byron brings the field down for the green flag restart of the race with Erik Jones starting alongside on the front row with just three laps remaining in stage one.  William Byron takes the lead with Ty Dillon in second/ Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

William Byron is in the lead with Erik Jones in second.  The drivers battle for position behind as the end of the stage looms.

William Byron wins stage one for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
William Byron
Erik Jones
Austin Dillon
Chase Elliott
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Matt DiBenedetto
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Clint Bowyer

Some of the drivers bring their cars down pit road for service including the drivers who stayed out on the last caution flag.

Daniel Suarez was charged with having a crew member come over the wall too soon

Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 56 with Elliott getting out in front for the lead as the drivers get three wide across the track.

The top five are Chase Elliott, Matt DiBendedtto, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch.

Lap 58, leading his first laps at Indianapolis, Chase Elliott has a half second lead on Matt DiBenedetto with Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.  There are 28 drivers on the lead lap with six cars out of the race.

Lap 60, Chase Elliott has increased his lead to a second over Matt DiBenedetto.

Lap 63, Chase Elliott now has a lead of over a second on Matt DiBenedetto with Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.

Lap 66, Chase Elliott has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Mat DiBenedetto; Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

NBC Sports reports that the injured crew member on Ryan Blaney’s team is awake and alert but has been taken to a local hospital for further observation.

Lap 70, Chase Elliott continues to pull away from the field with a lead of over four seconds on Matt DiBenedetto.

Fifth place driver Kyle Busch is reporting a vibration in his car.

Lap 71, with a four second lead on the field, Chase Elliott is approaching slower traffic.  Denny Hamlin gets around Matt DiBenedetto for second; Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 75 for a crash when Erik Jones hits the wall hard and has a car in flames.  Jones reports to his team that he is all right in a breathless tone.  Jones is out of the car and assessing the damage.

Much of the field comes down pit road for fuel and fresh tires.  Taking only two tires William Byron and Austin Dillon win the race off of pit road.

William Byron, with Austin Dillon alongside on the front row, brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 83 with Austin Dillon edging out for the lead.  The cars are getting three wide across the track.

William Byron brings out the caution flag on lap 83 when he blows the left front tire and causing some damage to the car.  Byron reports that, “something broke”, before the tire blew.

Austin Dillon brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 88 and goes side by side with Kenny Hamlin until third place driver Kevin Harvick makes a run and takes the lead.

Ryan Blaney brings out the caution flag on lap 88 when he gets into the wall after getting loose, causing damage to the driver’s side of the car.  Blaney brings the car down pit road and into his pit stall.

Joey Logano brings his car down pit road; as does Brad Keselowski.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 92 and jumps out in front for the lead.  The drivers are getting three wide across the track with Chase Elliott taking second place and Denny Hamlin in third; Matt DiBenedetto and Austin Dillon round out the top five.

Lap 93, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of over a second and a half on Chase Elliott with 26 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 95, the top five are Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Matt DiBenedetto, and Austin Dillon.

Only four laps remain in stage two, Kevin Harvick has a two second lead on Chase Elliott; Denny Hamlin, Matt DiBenedetto, and Austin Dillon round out the top five with 25 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 97, Alex Bowman’s team short pits and brings his car down pit road for service.

Kevin Harvick wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Denny Hamlin
Matt DiBenedetto
Austin Dillon
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch
Christopher Bell
Clint Bowyer

Drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.

After two stages, Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott have earned the most stage points today with 16.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three with Chase Elliott alongside on the front row on lap 106.  Harvick goes side by side with Elliott.  After a push from Christopher Bell, Denny Hamlin goes three wide to take the lead but Kevin Harvick makes a power move to retake the lead.

The top five are Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell, and Tyler Reddick.

Lap 108, Kevin Harvick has a lead of over half a second on Denny Hamlin with 25 cars on the lead lap and nine cars out of the race.

Lap 111, Kevin Harvick continues to lead the race with Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick rounding out the top five.

Lap 115, Kevin Harvick holds on to his half second lead on Denny Hamlin with Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick rounding out the top five.

The top five were last on pit road on lap 77; they will have to make pit stops in the next handful of laps.

Denny Hamlin is very slowly closing the gap on leader Kevin Harvick who is now less than half a second out in front.

Lap 120, Denny Hamlin has caught up to leader Kevin Harvick with pit stops drawing near.

Tyler Reddick becomes the first of the top five to make a pit stop.  Next up is Denny Hamlin on lap 123.

Leader Kevin Harvick comes down pit road for his green flag pit stop, Matt Kenseth is the new leader.

Lap 127, more drivers make their green flag pit stops.

Lap 130, the top five are Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Cole Custer with 18 cars on the lead lap and nine cars out of the race.

The caution flag comes out on lap 133 when Alex Bowman smacks the wall hard with a flat tire.  Bowman drops the window net to indicate he is ok.

Some of the drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.  Matt Kenseth wins the race off of pit road.

Staying out on the track, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick are back up front and on the front row.

As the sun begins to make its way below the grandstands, Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 137 with Denny Hamlin getting out in front for the lead.  Matt Kenseth and Christopher Bell battle with Kevin Harvick for second with Harvick getting the spot.

Lap 138, the top five are Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Cole Custer, and Christopher Bell.

Kevin Harvick challenges Denny Hamlin for second but Hamlin holds on to the lead.  Kevin Harvick is running faster speeds than the lead on the track.

Twenty to go, Kenny Hamlin has a narrow lead on Kevin Harvick; Matt Kenseth Cole Custer, and Aric Almirola round out the top five.

Lap 143, Denny Hamlin has pulled out to a half second lead on Kevin Harvick; Matt Kenseth, Cole Custer, and Aric Almirola round out the top five.

With 15 laps remaining in the race, the top three drivers are separated by less than a second with Denny Hamlin leading the way.

The top five are Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola, and Cole Custer.

Matt Kenseth in third place is running the fastest laps on the track; he is eight tenths of a second behind leader Denny Hamlin.

Ten to go, Denny Hamlin has a half second lead on Kevin Harvick; Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola, and Cole Custer round out the top five.

Leader Denny Hamlin brings out the caution flag when he slams the wall with a flat tire with only seven laps remaining in the race.  Hamlin gets out of the car and walks to the ambulance.

Some of the drivers brings their cars down pit road for service including Christopher Bell who is reporting a bad vibration.  Chase Elliott also comes down pit road for service.  The leaders stay out on the track including Matt Kenseth who fakes coming down pit road.

With an extended caution for cleanup, the race is going into overtime for a green/white/checker finish.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the first attempt at an overtime finish with Kevin Harvick edging out in front for the lead with Matt Kenseth in second; team mates Cole Custer and Aric Almirola battle it out for third.

Kevin Harvick takes the white flag and pulls out to increase his lead on Matt Kenseth.

Repeating his win from last year, Kevin Harvick wins The Brickyard for his third Brickyard win!  This is Harvick’s 53rd career NASCAR Cup Series win; one more and he will tie Lee Petty for eleventh on the all time winners list.

Matt DiBenedetto and Austin Dillon wreck on the final lap of the race.

And copying car owner’s signature move, Kevin Harvick and his pit crew climb the fence.

The unofficial results of the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at The Brickyard:
Kevin Harvick
Matt Kenseth
Aric Almirola
Brad Keselowski
Cole Custer
Kyle Busch
Michael McDowell
Tyler Reddick
Bubba Wallace
Joey Logano
Chase Elliott
Christopher Bell
Kurt Busch
Ty Dillon
Clint Bowyer
John Hunter Nemechek
Ross Chastain
Austin Dillon
Matt DiBenedetto
Daniel Suarez
JJ Yeley
BJ McLeod
Quin Houff
Garrett Smithley
Josh Bilicki
Joey Gase
William Byron
Denny Hamlin
Timmy Hill
Alex Bowman
Chris Buescher
Ryan Blaney
Erik Jones
Ryan Newman
Brennan Poole
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Justin Allgaier
Martin Truex Jr
Corey Lajoie
Ryan Preece