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Minute-by-Minute: Saturday updates from Indianapolis

July 27, 2013, NASCAR.com

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Recap all the Saturday updates from the Brickyard

6:41 p.m. ET: Click here to watch post-race press conferences.

6:40 p.m. ET: So much for that.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 97: Kyle Busch retakes the lead as Scott gets shuffled back #NASCAR

6:39 p.m. ET:

David Caraviello @dcaraviello

Heck of a move there by Brian Scott to take advantage of the contact between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. Can he hold on at Indianapolis?

 

6:35 p.m. ET: The official word.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Caution No. 4 - Laps 90-94 for debris on the backstretch, race total of 18 under yellow, No. 55 of David Starr the beneficiary #NASCAR

6:32 p.m. ET: Yes it is, Jeb. Yes it is.

Jeb Burton @JebBurtonRacing

This is about to get good @NASCAR_NNS #Brickyard

6:28 p.m. ET: Kyle Larson, who was off the lead lap earlier, has made up ground in a big way.

Kyle Larson @KyleLarsonRacin

That time on the start the spotter just said 'woah!' But Kyle made it work and gained 8 spots before the caution came out! Now P11. - PR

6:26 p.m. ET: Needless to say, there's another caution out. Bayne's car incurred some damage.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna

"That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever been a part of," @Tbayne21, on the restart

6:23 p.m. ET: Lots of drivers stayed out, Parker Kligerman among them.

KyleBuschMotorsports @KBMteam

77 team elects to stay out while a few in front of us and most behind us pitted. Will restart P8 on lap 88.

6:17 p.m. ET: Will make for a great finish.

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 84: Caution out for debris in Turn 2 #NASCAR

6:03 p.m. ET: Still under caution, but the official report:

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Caution No. 2 - Laps 67-70 for fluid on backstretch, the 98 of Kevin Swindell is the beneficiary #NASCAR #Brickyard

6 p.m. ET: Regan Smith's No. 7 is also having trouble. Could Austin Dillon assume the points lead by the end of the race?

5:56 p.m. ET: And it just got worse for Hornish Jr., who goes to the garage. Here's one way to say it ...

Denny Hamlin @dennyhamlin

12 car.. Cold water on hot block= kaboooom

5:53 p.m. ET: Big turning point here. Sam Hornish Jr. just took over the points lead from Regan Smith last week.

Ford Racing @FordRacing

Hornish car was overheating and is now on pit road as the crew puts water in it. #toughblow #NASCAR #NNS

5:48 p.m. ET: Drivers did a nice job on the restart to avoid spinning out on the restart.

RPMotorsports @RPMotorsports

Some contact on the restart pushes the #43 @pilottravel #oldwisconsin Ford back to P10. #NASCAR

5:39 p.m. ET: Some interesting pit strategy has emerged.

GameStop Toyota @gamestopracing

Race leader Kyle Busch stays out and so does Kenseth under this yellow.

5:35 p.m. ET: First one of the race. Can anyone catch Kyle Busch now?

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 49: Yellow for Debris in Turn 4 #NASCAR

5:31 p.m. ET: Hey, nice view.

Zack Albert @zack_albert

The #Indy city skyline in the distance during @NASCAR_NNS race @IMS. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/IdyTxa1mO2

5:23 p.m. ET: Is anyone watching this race more nervous than Yolanda?

NASCAR Nationwide @NASCAR_NNS

Lap 35: Hornish leads Nationwide #Dash4Cash race in P3. If he wins the 100K, so will Yolanda Cruz Effa of Bellingham, Wash. #NASCAR

5:16 p.m. ET: Good piece of advice. A penalty at Indy hurts more than at most places.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing

First pit stops of the day starting now! Can't break the speed limit on this long pit road. #NASCAR

5:11 p.m. ET: Some good news for Allgaier. Green-flag pit stops coming up for most drivers, though.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

Lap 22 - .@J_Allgaier is on the track. No word on exactly what the issue was.

5:08 p.m. ET: Make sure to tune in!

Jimmie Johnson @JimmieJohnson

Heading to the @espn booth to talk a little @NASCAR_NNS.

5:04 p.m. ET: Photo courtesy of Justin Allgaier's PR representative.

Lauren Emling @lkemling

Lap 13 and work continues on @J_Allgaier's car @IMS.

5:02 p.m. ET: Sounds like Kasey is making up for that spin already.

JR Motorsports @JRMotorsports

.@kaseykahne starting to pick his way through the field. Up to 16th at lap 13. Running top-five lap times.

4:56 p.m. ET: Tough break for a team that has a paint scheme designed for Jason Leffler.

Turner Scott Motorsp @TSMotorsports

.@J_Allgaier and the 31 Leffler Tribute Chevy are headed back to the garage so the team can diagnose the issue.

4:52 p.m. ET: Kasey Kahne just made a ridiculous save. Others took note.

Ryan Blaney @RyanBlaney22

HOLY COW KASEY KAHNE!!!!!!

Ryan Truex @Ryan_Truex

Save of the race goes to @kaseykahne on lap 1

JR Motorsports @JRMotorsports

Huge slide for @kaseykahne on lap 1. Lost a ton of spots. Back to 21st. What a save!

4:50 p.m. ET: We're excited, too.

Penske Racing @penskeracing

Green, green, green.

4:45 p.m. ET: Veteran Elliott Sadler looking to make up points today. Photo courtesy of PR rep on @Elliott_Sadler account.

 

4:38 p.m. ET: Making the transition to the NASCAR Nationwide Series now. The race is live on ESPN. Follow along for Lap-by-Lap coverage by clicking here.

4:27 p.m. ET: If only it was that easy.

Holly Cain @_HollyCain

Smirking @RyanNewman39 jokes he won pole today because "I woke up, ate 2 chic chip cookies and decided to try harder" #nascar

4:24 p.m. ET: Newman has such a fun sponsor this week.

 

4:20 p.m. ET: How many more to go?

David Caraviello @dcaraviello

Today is the 10th track record broken by the Generation-6 car.

4:01 p.m. ET: Glad Carl stopped sand-bagging!

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna

"I feel bad for Jimmie," Edwards says, describing the feeling of qualifying 2nd. "But none of us feel too bad for Jimmie"

3:59 p.m. ET: Live press conferences with Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman right now. Click here to watch it.

3:57 p.m. ET: Great point.

Kenny Bruce @kennybruce

Interesting week qualifying. Schrader oldest pole winner (Eldora), Kyle Busch sets NNS record for track/series; Newman nabs No. 50. #NASCAR

3:53 p.m. ET: A clerical bit of business. NASCAR.com is well-represented at Indianapolis. Give these guys and gals a follow on Twitter: Zack Albert @zack_albert), Kenny Bruce (@kennybruce), Holly Cain (@_HollyCain), David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) and Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna).

3:48 p.m. ET: Some more perspective.

David Caraviello @dcaraviello

Ryan Newman cranks out a shocker of a track-record qualifying lap to bump Jimmie Johnson for the pole at Indy. Newman's 50th career pole.

3:47 p.m. ET: Yes. Yes he did.

David Caraviello @dcaraviello

JJ just got Smurfed.

3:43 p.m. ET: Sprint Cup qualifying is nearly complete. Jimmie Johnson is P1 right now. Yes, Brad Keselowski and the others are looking up to him. Credit Zack Albert (@zack_albert) for the pic.

 

3:35 p.m. ET: Earlier this afternoon, Kyle Busch (who else?) won the Coors Light Pole for today's NASCAR Nationwide Series race while setting a track record. See the video below.

3:33 p.m. ET: Good afternoon, and thanks for checking out Minute-by-Minute here on NASCAR.com. We'll provide live updates from the happenings at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.