This weekend will be a historic one for NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Cup Series will hold the Brickyard 400 on the July 4 weekend for the first time as part of a doubleheader with IndyCar. Be sure you know who’s running after reading the Brickyard 400 entry lists.
On Saturday, the Xfinity Series will hold its first race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, which follows the IndyCar race.
All three races will be broadcast on NBC. You can stream the Xinfity race here. You can stream the Cup race here.
Here are the Brickyard 400 entry lists for the NASCAR races.
Forty cars are entered.
Justin Allgaier is in the No. 48 car for Jimmie Johnson, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ross Chastain is entered in his third start in Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet this season. His previous starts, in the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600, were in a car prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing.
J.J. Yeley is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 27 Ford.
Josh Bilicki is entered in Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet.
Click here for updated entry list
Thirty-eight cars are entered.
Mike Wallace is entered in JD Motorsports’ No. 0. Chevrolet. This is his first NASCAR start since the 2015 Daytona 500.
Brett Moffitt is entered in Our Motorsports’ No. 02 Chevrolet.
Jade Buford, a Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car driver, is entered in SS Green Light Racing’s No. 07 Chevrolet for his first career NASCAR start.
Jeb Burton is entered in JR Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet.
A.J. Allmendinger is entered in Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 Chevrolet.
Click here for the Brickyard 400 entry lists.
Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green in Sunday’s Cup race at Darlington Raceway after he was awarded the pole in a random draw Thursday night at the NASCAR R&D Center.
He will be joined on the front row by Alex Bowman.
The race is NASCAR’s first event since March because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Ryan Newman, making his return after being injured in the Daytona 500 in February, will start 21st. Matt Kenseth, making his first start since the 2018 season finale, will start 12th in the 40-car field.
Typically, NASCAR sets the starting line by car owner points when it can’t run qualifying. That would have put Kevin Harvick on the pole. Harvick will start sixth with the draw. NASCAR officials added the draw for this event.
Darlington starting lineup:
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Alex Bowman
3. Matt DiBenedetto
4. Kyle Busch
5. Aric Almirola
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Joey Logano
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Chase Elliott
12. Matt Kenseth
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Cole Custer
15. Martin Truex Jr.
16. Austin Dillon
17. Bubba Wallace
18. William Byron
19. Corey LaJoie
20. Erik Jones
21. Ryan Newman
22. Kurt Busch
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
24. Chris Buescher
25. Ryan Preece
26. Garrett Smithley
27. Quin Houff
28. Christopher Bell
29. Tyler Reddick
30. J.J. Yeley
31. Michael McDowell
32. Joey Gase
33. Ty Dillon
34. John Hunter Nemechek
35. Brennan Poole
36. Reed Sorenson
37. Daniel Suarez
38. Timmy Hill
39. B.J. McLeod
40. Josh Bilicki
Darlington Cup starting lineup
The format for setting the lineup was:
Positions 1-12 were set by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.
Positions 13-24 were set by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.
Positions 25-36 were set by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.
Positions 37-40 will be for non-chartered teams based in order of owner points.
Kyle Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps left and went on to win his first Chili Bowl Nationals crown Saturday night.
Bell, vying for a record-tying fourth consecutive win in the country’s premier midget race, finished second in the 24-car field at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cannon McIntosh, 17 years old, finished third. NASCAR Xfinity driver Justin Allgaier placed 21st.
A year ago, Larson lost this race on the last lap to Bell. Larson had a large enough lead late in Saturday night’s race that Bell wasn’t close enough to make a move.
“Its a pretty different range of emotions 365 days later,” Larson said on the MavTV broadcast. “I feel like I’m going to pass out.
“I’m sorry NASCAR, I’m sorry Daytona, but this is the biggest (expletive) race I’ve ever won. I hope to win Daytona in a few weeks but this is bad ass.”
Here’s how other NASCAR competitors did in the various races Saturday that led to the A main that Larson won:
Dillon Welch, Alex Bowman and J.J. Yeley each failed to advance from the B2 Main.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to advance from the C1 Main.
Ryan Newman failed to advance from the D1 Main.
Chase Briscoe failed to advance from the B1 Main
Cup Series rookie Christopher Bell‘s effort for a fourth straight Chili Bowl Nationals title begins today.
Bell’s preliminary feature in the midget racing event is scheduled for tonight at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he will try to secure a spot in Saturday night’s A main feature.
JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier was scheduled to run tonight, but he will compete Friday due to a scheduling conflict.
Former Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Rico Abreu won Wednesday night’s preliminary feature, securing the two-time Chili Bowl winner in Saturday night’s feature event.
The winners of the first three preliminary features have been 17-year-old Cannon McIntosh (Monday), Kyle Larson (Tuesday) and Abreu (Wednesday).
Notable results from Wednesday night’s preliminary feature: J.J. Yeley finished 11th, Ryan Newman finished 21st and Karsyn Elledge, granddaughter of Dale Earnhardt, placed 22nd.
Kyle Larson moved closer to his first Chili Bowl Nationals crown by winning his preliminary feature Tuesday night. The win advances him to Saturday night’s main event at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jonathan Beason finished second and also advanced to the Chili Bowl Nationals main event.
“We were able to avoid trouble again and get our sixth prelim win and set ourselves to line up toward the front Saturday,” Larson said in the news conference after the race.
NBC Sports broadcaster Dillon Welch finished fourth in Tuesday night’s preliminary feature. Alex Bowman placed 10th.
Earlier in the evening, Christopher Bell won the race of champions. Rico Abreu finished second. Larson was fourth.
Among those scheduled to compete Wednesday night are NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman and J.J. Yeley.