The NASCAR Cup Series caps off a triple header weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in historic fashion when they run the 2.4 mile road course instead of the famed oval raceway.

Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron will sit on the pole and bring the field to green after an early morning qualifying event. Chase Brisoce will start alongside on the front row. Byron will have fellow HMS team mates Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson starting in the second row. Elliott and Larson have won four of the five road courses run this season including Larson’s win last week at Watkins Glen.

The starting lineup for the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard:
William Byron
Chase Briscoe
Chase Elliott
Kyle Larson
Daniel Suarez
Martin Truex Jr
Joey Logano
AJ Allmendinger
Ross Chastain
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
Michael McDowell
Austin Cindric
Denny Hamlin
Matt DiBenedetto
Ryan Blaney
Christopher Bell
Aric Almirola
Chris Buescher
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Austin Dillon
Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Corey LaJoie
Bubba Wallace
Erik Jones
Justin Haley
Ryan Preece
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Anthony Alfredo
James Davison
Andy Lally
Josh Bilicki
Cody Ware
Quin Houff
Garrett Smithley
Timmy Hill

Again this week the NBC Sports broadcast crew will be calling the race radio style with Mike Bagley, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jeff Burton scattered around the track.

Stage one is 15 laps each, stage two is 20 laps, and stage three is 47 laps long with a fuel load of 34 to 36 laps.

After a number of the Xfinity Series drivers literally went airborne jumping a curb in turn six in Saturday’s race, track officials have removed that curb for today’s race.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane and jumps out in front for the lead. Drivers are getting four wide across the track.

William Byron leads lap one with Chase Briscoe on his bumper.

Lap two, William Bryon is the leader with Chase Briscoe in second; Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Drivers continue to get three and four wide across the track as they battle for positon.

Indiana native Chase Briscoe gets around William Byron for the lead.


Daniel Suarez takes fifth from Martin Truex Jr.

Lap three, Chase Briscoe has a half second lead on William Byron; Chasee Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five. After starting in 21st, Kyle Busch has moved into the top 15.

Lap four, Chase Briscoe holds onto his half second lead on William Byron; Chase Elliott is in third over a second back.

Martin Truex Jr makes an unscheduled trip down pit road for a tire rub after some on track contact.

Lap five, Chase Briscoe leads the race with William Byron, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Daniel Suarez rounding out the top five.

Austin Cindric spins out but the track stays green.

Lap eight, Chase Briscoe continues to lead the race with William Byron over a half second back; Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five. Anthony Alfredo is the only car not on the lead lap.

Aric Almirola comes down pit road for some repairs after on track contact damaged the car.

Lap 10, leader Chase Briscoe has some grass on the grille. His water and oil temperatures are creeping up.

Lap 12, Chase Briscoe leads the race but the gap between him and William Byron is under half a second; Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

Drivers are beginning to make pit stops short of the end of stage one.

Lap 13, the leaders come down pit road. Michael McDowell is the new leader.

Chase Briscoe’s crew did not get all of the grass off of it grille.

Lap 14, Tyler Reddick battles with Michael McDowell for the lead. Tyler Reddick takes the lead.

Tyler Reddick wins stage one for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Tyler Reddick
Michael McDowell
Austin Dillon
Erik Joones
Ryan Preece
Brad Keselowski
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Justin Haley
Chase Briscoe
Chase Elliott

Drivers who have not pitted come down pit road for service.

After pit stops, Chase Briscoe was in second place but NASCAR has determined that Briscoe did not keep pace car speed after having to reset the ECU. Briscoe will restart the race in fifth place.

Staying out on the track, Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 20 with Chase Elliott alongside. Keselowski jumps out in front for the lead going into turn one. Drivers are two and three wide across the track.

Brad Keselowski holds on to the lead with William Byron in second; Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and and Kyle Larson round out the top five.

Willilam Byron and Chase Elliott battle Brad Keselowski for the lead.

Lap 21 Chase Elliott edges out in front for the lead with Joey Logano in third.

William Byron gets off the course and falls back in the field.

Lap 21, the top five are Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, and Kyle Busch. William Byron falls to eighth place.

Lap 22, Chase Elliott has a lead of over a second on Joey Logano; Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Drivers are passing Brad Keselowski who is on old tires. He drops to sixth place.

Lap 23, Chase Elliott has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Joey Logano; Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, and Cole Custer round out thetop five. Brad Keselowski is in ninth place.

Drivers continue to pass Brad Keselowski who has fallen to 15th.

Lap 23, Matt DiBenedetto and Christopher Bell make contact and get off the track. The track stays green as both drivers get back on the track.

Ross Chastain spins out and makes it a hairy situation for drivers. The track stays green.

Lap 24, Kurt Busch as to make an unscheduled trip down pit road for a flat tire.

Chase Elliott has a lead of over two seconds on Joey Logano.

Lap 25, Brad Keselowski gets into the wall in turn eleven; the track stays green.

Joey Logano spins out in the grass after some contact with Kyle Larson.

Lap 27, Chase Elliott has a lead of over two seconds on team mate Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch, Cole Custer, and William Byron round out the top five.

Lap 28, Kyle Larson has closed the gap on leader Chase Elliott to under two seconds.

Lap 29, Brad Keselowski finally makes his first pit stop.

Ross Chastain comes down pit road for service.

Lap 29, Chase Elliott has a lead of just over a second on Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch, Cole Custer, and William Byron round out the top five.

Lapa 31, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to under a second on team mate Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch is in third over two seconds back; Cole Custer and William Byron round out the top five.

Brad Keselowski and Anthony Alfredo are the only drivers not on the lead lap with all 40 drivers still in the race.

Lap 32, Austin Cindric begins the drivers pitting short of the end of the stage.

Lap 33, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to under half a second onf Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch, Cole Custer, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Leaders come down pit road for service. Tyler Reddick is the new leader with team mate Austin Dillon right behind. The two drivers are currently in a battle for the final spot in the playoffs.

Tyler Reddick win stage two for the stage sweep.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Tyler Reddick
Austin Dillon
Ryan Preece
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Matt DiBenedetto
Justin Haley
Corey Lajoie
Andy Lally
Kyle Larson
Chase Elliott

On the final lap of stage two, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were in a fierce battle for position which will also help to determine the lead at the beginning of stage three if all drivers make a pit stop.

Drivers come down pit road for service.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 40 with team mate Chase Elliott alongside. Drivers are three and four wide across the track. Kyle Larson takes the lead going into turn one.

The top five are Kyle Larson, William Byron, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Chase Briscoe.

Drivers are spinning out and making contact through the field but the track stays green.

The caution flag comes out on lap 41 for debris on the track. There is some debris wedged into the curb. Crews went out and worked on the curbs during the stage break.

Aric Almirola is on pit road for repairs after some on track contact with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Crews are out on the track working on the curb and removed a huge piece of sheet metal.

Race leader, Kyle Larson did not make it to the track until after 3am after winning on the dirt with the sprint car race at the Knoxville Nationals.

With track repairs completed, Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 44 and edges out for the lead as the field gets three and four wide.

Kyle Larson leads the race with William Byron in second; Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Chase Briscoe round out the top five.

Denny Hamlin has some on track contact as drivers battle for position. The track stays green.

Denny Hamlin overshoots turn one in a three way battle for position.

Lap 45, Kyle Larson has a one second lead on William Byron; Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Chase Briscoe round out the top five.

There are 39 cars on the lead lap with all 40 drivers still on the track.


Lap 47, Kyle Larson has a second and a half lead on William Byron; Chase elliott, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Chase Briscoe locked up the tires and has a flat spotted tire. The crew chief is trying to keep Briscoe on the track to make it to the pit window for the end of the race.

Lap 50, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on William Byron; Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Austin Cinddric spins out into the grass after some contact with Kurt Busch. Cindric gets the car moving again and the track stays green.

Lap 52, Chase Briscoe finally makes it down pit road.

Austin Cindric comes down pit road after his spinning out.

Thirty laps remain in the race and Kyle Larson has extended his lead to over three seconds.

Lap 54 more drivers come down pit road for what they hope is the final pit stop including Chase Elliott.

Lap 55, leader Kyle Larson makes his pit stop and gives the lead over to Denny Hamlin.

Kyle Larson is in eleventh place after making his pit stop.

Lap 57, Denny Hamlin leads the race with Bubba Wallace in second; Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, and Tyler Reddick round out the top five. All of the drivers still need to make a pit stop. Over 13 seconds separate leader Denny Hamlin from Bubba Wallace.

Lap 59. Denny Hamlin locked up his brakes and gets off the track; he gets the car going again but has a grille full of grass.

Lap 59, the top 10 drivers have yet to make a pit stop.

After his run through the grass, Denny Hamlin’s lead is down to just eleven seconds on Kurt Busch.

Kurt Busch makes his pit stop and gives second place back to Bubba Wallace.

Lap 61, Bubba Wallace and Chris Buescher make their pit stops. Denny Hamlin has a 15 second lead on AJ Allmendinger.

Lap 63, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick nad Ryan Preece make their pit stops. Matt DiBenedetto is the new leader with Kyle Larson a second and a half back in second; Chase Elliott, William Byron, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

There are 34 cars on the lead lap with Andy Lally and Cody Ware out of the race.

Lap 64, Kyle Larson passes Matt DiBenedetto for the lead. Matty D. still needs to make a pit stop.

Currently, Kyle Larson has a 14 point lead on Denny Hamlin in the Cup Series standings.

Lap 65, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over four seconds on Matt DiBenedetto; Chase Elliott, William Byron, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Chase Elliott passes Matt DiBenedetto for second. Martin Truex Jr passes Kyle Busch for fifth.

Lap 67, Kyle Larson has a five second lead on Chase Elliott; William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Lap 68, Martin Truex Jr gets around Matt DiBenedetto for fourth.

Lap 70, Kyle Larson continues to lead the race with a lead of over five seconds on team mate Chase Elliott; William Byron, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch round out thetop five. There are 32 cars on the lead lap.

Chase Briscoe had to make a second trip down pit road for a flat spotted tire. He is the last car on the lead lap in 32nd place.

Eleven to go, Chase Elliott has cut into Kyle Larson’s lead to four and a half seconds.

Ten to go, NASCAR puts out the caution flag for a big piece of debris on the track.

Matt DiBenedetto makes his pit stop just before the caution flag.

The top five are Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Busch.

Track crews are out working on the turn five curb once again.

Pit road is open the the leaders come down pit road for fresh tires. Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch stayed out and will take over the top spots. Several drivers come down pit road for fresh tires.

Chase Elliott had a very slow pit stop after his car fell off the jack during the stop.

With just six laps remaining in the race, Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and goes side by side with Kurt Busch. Kyle Larson cones from fifth place to make it a three way battle. Denny Hamlin gets out in front for the lead.

Martin Truex Jr spins out in turn six and gets into the grass but the track stays green.

Denny Hamlin leads the race with Chase Briscoe in second; Kyle Larson, William Byron, a nd Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.

Five to go, Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe battle for the lead.

Big crash that brings out the caution flag. The curb in turn five came up and sent a number of drivers crashing. Joey Logano hit the tire wall hard. Ryan Preece, Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Chris Buescher, James Davison, and Kevin Harvick were all involved and have damage to their cars.

NASCAR has red flagged the race.

The front end of Joey Logano’s cr is totally destroyed. Logano is out of his car.

The curb is also destroyed. Crews are out working on the curb once again. Even the track president is out on the track helping out.

William Byons said that when Kyle Larson went over the curb something went up and when he hit it, it felt like hitting a wall.

The curbing has been removed.

Joey Logano is fine; adding that the hit didn’t feel that hard due to the tires absorbing most of the impact.

After a delay of over 20 minutes, NASCAR displays the yellow flag and the cars are moving once again.

Daniel Suarez said that he didn’t really know what happened, he just went flying.

Denny Hamlin is the leader with Kyle Larson in second.

The race is officially in overtime. Once the green flag flies, it will be a green/white/checker finish.

Martin Truex Jr is on pit road for repairs.

The track has a great deal of speedy dry all over the place after a great deal of fluid had been dropped on the track.

With the pace laps adding up while clean up continues, will fuel management be an issue for some of the drivers?

Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag shootout for the finish with Kyle Larson alongside. Denny Hamlin edges out in front for the lead and beats out Kyle Larson going into turn one to take the lead.

Cars are wrecking on the backstretch and bring out the caution flag. Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Martin Truex Jr, Kevin Harvick, Corey LaJoie, and Michael MdDowell were all involved. Dillon and McDowell got into the wall. The curb…or missing curb…is being named s the cause of the wreck.

The race has been red flagged for the second time.

After a delay of a little over five minutes, NASCAR pulls the red flag and displays the caution flag. The drivers get moving once again as they prepare for the second attempt at an overtime finish.

Involved in that last crash, Austin Dillon said that he didn’t see anything but smoke; adding that the day has turned into a demo derby.

Denny Hamlin brings the field down one more time for the green flag shootout to the finish with Chase Briscoe alongside. Denny Hamlin gets out in fornt but Chase Briscoe is side by side going into turn one. Chase Briscoe gets forced off into the grass but gets back on the track.

Denny Hamlin leads the race. Hamlin spins out and is in the grass.

Chase Briscoe has been penalized but not returning to the track properly.

AJ Allmendinger is the leader and takes the white flag with Ryan Blaney in second and Kyle Larson in third.

AJ Allmendinger makes history as the first ever winner at the road course in Indianapolis for the NASCAR Cup Series!

An Xfinity Series regular, AJ Allmendinger will not be a part of the playoffs in the NASCAR Cup Series.

The unofficial results of the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard:
AJ Allmendinger
Ryan Blaney
Kyle Larson
Chase Elliott
Matt DiBenedetto
Kurt Busch
Erik Jones
Justin Haley
Austin Cindric
Ryan Newman
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Chris Buescher
Bubba Wallace
Kevin Harvick
Martin Truex Jr
Corey LaJoie
Alex Bowman
Josh Bilicki
Aric Almirola
Kyle Busch
Tyler Reddick
Quin Houff
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Cole Custer
Chase Briscoe
Timmy Hill
Garrett Smithley
Ross Chastain
Michael McDowell
Austin Dillon
James Davison
William Byron
Joey Logano
Ryan Preece
Christopher Bell
Daniel Suarez
Anthony Alfredo
Andy Lally
Cody Ware