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NASCAR in Indianapolis Reside Race Updates, Outcomes, Highlights from the 2020 Brickyard 400

The Brickyard 400 will drive in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon without one of NASCAR’s most important older statesmen.

After Jimmy Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, he retired from the race. He will be replaced by Justin Allgaier.

Elsewhere, however, things should continue as usual as the NASCAR season continues to warm up. Two-time Brickyard winner Kyle Busch will try to recover from his DNF in Pocono last weekend and Denny Hamlin will try to continue his positive momentum.

Sporting News tracks live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Brickyard. Follow below for full results from Indianapolis.

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NASCAR in Indianapolis live racing updates, highlights from Brickyard 400

8:45 pm: Over time.

8:38 pm: Here we are when we are green again.

Careful, 5 more rounds … Harvick Kenseth Almirola Custer Bell Keselowski ADillon DiBenedetto KyBusch McDowell Wallace. Elliott Reddick Bowyer Logano Nemechek Chastain TDillon

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass), July 6, 2020

8:33 pm: Attention for Hamlin! His tire gave only seven laps before the win.

HOLY CRAP! Denny Hamlin blows a tire and hits the wall while leading in the brickyard!

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 6, 2020

8:31 pm: Buckle up.

8:29 pm: Matt Kenseth becomes the dark horse here when Harvick and Hamlin falter. He’s been running near the top for a while and is currently third.

8:20 pm: Just over 20 rounds.

Start with 22 before: 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, 2020

Harvick is supposed to push Hamlin as hard as possible – Hamlin’s tires have shown cords.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass), July 6, 2020

8:17 pm: Elliott had already gone to the pits, but is cautious about going back inside. Unclear why he did this because it will push him back into the field.

Apparently Hamlin and Harvick stayed outside. So they will restart 1-2. According to them, it is Bell-Kenseth-ADillon-Custer-Keselowski-Almirola-DiBenedetto-McDowell. Then Elliott is P11.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 6, 2020

8:10 pm: Alex Bowman crashes.

Alex Bowman with a big hit in Turn 1 from a broken right front tire. Round 133 | #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall), July 6, 2020

8:07 pm: Both Hamlin and Harvick went to the pits. You have 30 rounds to find an edge. Others like Clint Bowyer and Chase Elliott will try to take a surprise win over veteran favorites.

8 p.m .: There are still 40 laps left. Top 3: Harvick, Hamlin, Elliott.

7:49 pm: This becomes quite a fight between Hamlin and Harvick.

Hamlin takes the lead three times with a push from Christopher Bell. But then Harvick pulls him aside and goes back outside.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 5, 2020

7:36 pm: Harvick wins level 2.

LEVEL 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, 2020

7:22 pm: Harvick takes the lead with a bold move and Blaney falls behind him.

What a Harvick train! Holy cow … and be careful! Blaney!

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 5, 2020

7:16 pm: Austin Dillon changes to Byron’s misfortune for the first.

7:14 pm: Byron, who had a great afternoon, blows a tire.

7:08 pm: We are now in the middle of the 160 laps of the Brickyard 400, which means that this race is official. Byron holds the lead.

6:56 pm: Attention. Erik Jones crashes.

Erik Jones in the wall.

Clint Bowyer on the radio: “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever seen when someone hit the wall!” # NASCAR # Brickyard400

– Dave Furst (@ DaveFurst), July 5, 2020

Jones said he was fine. And is out of the car.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass), July 5, 2020

6:50 pm: Newman is ready for the day.

6:45 pm: Chase Elliott takes the lead.

6:30 p.m .: William Byron wins level 1.

Beware of the end of stage 1.
Byron wins it. Then Jones ADillon Elliott Harvick Hamlin DiBenedetto Hamlin KyBusch Keselowski Bowyer.

– Jayski.com (@jayski), July 5, 2020

6:26 pm: The green flag flies with four more rounds in level 1.

6:14 pm: Attention. Ryan Newman is the last one to be destroyed in this wild phase 1.

5:55 pm: We are green. However, Truex Jr. will not be part of the promotion.

In round 20 we are green again and it is without Martin Truex Jr. who is ready for the day #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall), July 5, 2020

5:49 pm: Back to yellow. The race will start again soon.

Officially involved in the crash on the pit lane

Martin Truex Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, Ricky Stenhouse, Justin Allgaier and Brennan Poole

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW), July 5, 2020

5:40 pm: Let’s hope the crew member is fine. It was a scary moment.

Red flag in Indianapolis after this road wreck. The ambulance has arrived to take care of crew member No. 12.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 5, 2020

Crew member loaded into the ambulance. Gave a thumbs up to the other guys.

Phew.

– Dave Furst (@ DaveFurst), July 5, 2020

5:35 pm: A large wreck in the pit lane, which may have been cropped by one of Ryan Blaney’s crew, shows the red flag.

Oh crap. I hope that the crew member in the 12 team is fine. Looks like he’s got his leg stuck between cars.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 5, 2020

And we have a bunch on the pit lane with LaJoie, Stenhouse, Allgier and Preece who seemed to be involved #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall), July 5, 2020

5:32 pm: Joey Logano keeps the early lead.

5:26 pm: Nightmare start for MTJ.

Martin Truex Jr. says he has an error message on his engine control unit.

– Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi), July 5, 2020

5:24 pm: Jimmy Johnson is on from home.

5:20 pm: Green flag.

5:08 pm: Motors fired.

17 o’clock: The weather is finally cooperating.

4:46 pm: Please let this plan through.

NASCAR plans to have the preparatory ceremonies begin at 5:00 p.m.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass), July 5, 2020

Provided there are no more weather delays, the minute by minute is updated here:

Driver to cars: 4:52 p.m.
Anthem package: 5 p.m.
Order: 5:07 p.m.
Green flag: 5:19 p.m.

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW), July 5, 2020

4:29 pm: Since there are no lights on the route, NASCAR shouldn’t have started this too late.

#NASCAR says they had two more strikes within 8 miles of @IMS

The delay continues

– Dustin Long (@dustinlong), July 5, 2020

4:12 pm: At least 15 minutes before it starts.

NASCAR sent the second flash note at 3:57 p.m. ET, which means that it would be at least 4:27 ET before the protection request is lifted. Obviously the start of the race will be delayed. Love this late afternoon starts.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck), July 5, 2020

4 p.m .: The race is postponed due to lightning. Business as usual this season.

3:52 pm: A reminder that it won’t be Jimmy in 48.

3:40 pm: Kurt Busch’s wife, Ashley Busch, flew a banner over the venue to celebrate Busch’s 700th career start. Alex Bowman, who shares her initials, answered with a joke.

When does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday in Indianapolis will fly shortly after 4:00 p.m. ET, provided there are no rain delays, as has been the case so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.

Brickyard 400 on Sunday was reset to 4 p.m. ET instead of 3:30 p.m. ET as originally planned. The race is scheduled for 160 laps around the 2.5 mile oval with stages of 50, 50 and 60 laps.

The later start time is remarkable as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has no lights in case the race is delayed on Sunday due to the weather.

NASCAR grid in Indianapolis

Here are the results of Thursday’s draw for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records grid at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Pos.
driver
Car number
team
1
Joey Logano
22
Team Penske
2nd
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
3rd
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
4th
Justin Allgaier *
48
Hendrick Motorsports
5
Aric Almirola
10th
Stewart-Haas Racing
6
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
7
Kyle Busch
18th
Joe Gibbs Racing
8th
Martin Truex Jr.
19th
Joe Gibbs Racing
9
Brad Keselowski
2nd
Team Penske
10th
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
11
Kevin Harvick
4th
Stewart-Haas Racing
12th
Ryan Blaney
12th
Team Penske
13
Tyler Reddick
8th
Richard Childress Racing
14
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
fifteen
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wood Brothers Racing
16
Austin Dillon
3rd
Richard Childress Racing
17th
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
18th
William Byron
24th
Hendrick Motorsports
19th
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Motorsport in the front row
20
Chris Buescher
17th
Roush Fenway Racing
21
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
22
Clint Bowyer
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
23
Erik Jones
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
24th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
25th
Joey gases
51
Petty Ware Racing
26
Brennan Poole
fifteen
Premium motorsport
27
Michael McDowell
34
Motorsport in the front row
28
Garrett Smithley
53
Rick Ware Racing
29
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
30th
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
31
Corey LaJoie
32
Go Fas Racing
32
Ross Chastain
77
Spire Motorsports
33
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
34
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
35
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
36
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
37
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
38
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsport business management
39
Johs Bilicki
7
Tommy Baldwin Racing
40
BJ McLeod
78
BJ McLeod Motorsport

* Allgaier drives instead of Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19.

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