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Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered By Big Machine Records Results

July 5, 2020

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Kevin Harvick

4 |

11

Running

161

68

56

6

2

Matt Kenseth

42 |

21

Running

161

12

40

0

3

Aric Almirola

10 |

5

Running

161

0

34

0

4

Brad Keselowski

2 |

9

Running

161

0

35

0

5

Cole Custer

41 |

30

Running

161

0

32

0

6

Kyle Busch

18 |

7

Running

161

0

38

0

7

Michael McDowell

34 |

27

Running

161

0

30

0

8

Tyler Reddick

8 |

13

Running

161

0

29

0

9

Bubba Wallace

43 |

17

Running

161

0

28

0

10

Joey Logano

22 |

1

Running

161

14

27

0

11

Chase Elliott

9 |

10

Running

161

26

42

0

12

Christopher Bell

95 |

35

Running

161

0

27

0

13

Kurt Busch

1 |

2

Running

161

0

27

0

14

Ty Dillon

13 |

29

Running

161

0

23

0

15

John H. Nemechek

38 |

19

Running

161

0

22

0

16

Clint Bowyer

14 |

22

Running

161

0

23

0

17

Ross Chastain

77 |

32

Running

161

1

0

0

18

Austin Dillon

3 |

16

Running

161

5

33

0

19

Matt DiBenedetto

21 |

15

Running

161

0

29

0

20

Daniel Suarez

96 |

37

Running

160

0

17

0

21

JJ Yeley

27 |

34

Running

160

0

0

0

22

BJ McLeod

78 |

40

Running

160

0

0

0

23

Quin Houff

00 |

33

Running

159

0

14

0

24

Garrett Smithley

53 |

28

Running

159

1

0

0

25

Josh Bilicki

7 |

39

Running

158

0

0

0

26

Joey Gase

51 |

25

Running

157

0

0

0

27

William Byron

24 |

18

Running

156

15

20

1

28

Denny Hamlin

11 |

6

Accident

153

19

22

0

29

Timmy Hill

66 |

38

Running

153

0

0

0

30

Alex Bowman

88 |

3

Accident

132

0

7

0

31

Chris Buescher

17 |

20

Accident

99

0

6

0

32

Ryan Blaney

12 |

12

DVP

96

0

5

0

33

Erik Jones

20 |

23

Accident

73

0

13

0

34

Ryan Newman

6 |

14

Accident

60

0

3

0

35

Brennan Poole

15 |

26

DVP

24

0

2

0

36

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

24

DVP

20

0

1

0

37

Justin Allgaier

48 |

4

Accident

17

0

0

0

38

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

8

Accident

16

0

1

0

39

Corey Lajoie

32 |

31

Accident

15

0

1

0

40

Ryan Preece

37 |

36

Accident

14

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Kevin Harvick

    #1

    LEADER

    Kevin Harvick

    4|

  • #2 | 0.743

    Matt Kenseth

    #2

    0.743

    Matt Kenseth

    42|

  • #3 | 1.626

    Aric Almirola

    #3

    1.626

    Aric Almirola

    10|

Kevin Harvick escapes in overtime, lands third Brickyard victory

In an action-filled afternoon of NASCAR Cup Series racing in Sunday‘s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records, Kevin Harvick held off the field in a overtime sprint to the finish line to earn his fourth victory of the season, and his second consecutive and third overall win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

To celebrate the big victory, Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team climbed the front grandstand fence — reminiscent of the fence celebration his team owner, Indiana native and NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart did during his wins in the race in 2005 and 2007.

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Although Harvick led a race-best 68 of the 161 laps, he and Denny Hamlin put on a legitimate high-speed duel to decide this victory. While leading Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota suffered a blown tire sending the car hard into the Turn 1 wall with only seven laps remaining – ending Hamlin‘s impressive run.

“We knew he [Hamlin] was going to be really close on tires and [crew chief] Rodney [Childers} told me on the radio, he said ‘just make sure you keep the pressure on him,” Harvick said. “That was all the pressure I could give.”

With Hamlin out, Harvick assumed the lead for the fourth time on the day and was next tasked with holding off 48-year old former series champion, Chip Ganassi Racing driver Matt Kenseth, on a restart with two laps remaining. A great jump on the ensuing start put Harvick back out front and ultimately to a 0.743-second victory.

Harvick‘s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola finished third followed by Brad Keselowski and Sunoco rookie Cole Custer.

Two-time Indianapolis winner and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch finished sixth followed by Michael McDowell, rookie Tyler Reddick, Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano. It was an especially impressive outing by the series rookies — with four of the six finishing among the top 15. Christopher Bell and John Hunter Nemechek were 12th and 15th, respectively.

Hamlin, who took the lead on the race‘s final round of pit stops, ultimately finished 28th following his incident.

“It‘s tough, I hate it for the FedEx team [No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team],” Hamlin said post-race. “We did what we needed to do and it just didn‘t work out for us today. Had a fast car obviously. Proud of the whole FedEx Toyota team. We‘ve been so good lately. Feel like I‘m doing all I can, in these big races. A lot things like this don‘t go my way all the time, but we‘re still going to go next week and try to win the next one. Do all we can.”

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And, he acknowledged of the competition with Harvick, “It‘s been a great battle, and those guys are great competitors. Last few weeks have been kind of a head-to-head with me and him. Probably not another guy I‘d rather battle with each and every week. Congrats to them and that team. We had two very close and equal cars but they got it today.”

One of the weekend‘s biggest stories involved seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, a four-time Brickyard 400 winner, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 virus on Friday and had to sit the race out.

NASCAR Xfinity Series perennial championship contender Justin Allgaier was tabbed to drive Johnson‘s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet — the first time in Johnson‘s legendary career that someone else drove his car in a NASCAR Cup Series race. 

Allgaier had to start from the rear of the Indianapolis grid and was steadily making his way forward when he was collected in the pit road melee on Lap 15 — a chain-reaction accident involving several cars. The No. 48 Chevrolet suffered too much damage to continue and Allgaier was officially scored 37th in the 40-car field.

“Once the wreck started happening in front of us and we all got bottled up there, one car after another was getting run into,” Allgaier said. “Just a shame. I hate it for these guys on this Ally 48. They‘ve done such a good job, they prepared so well for the circumstances. Obviously our hearts and our thoughts are with Jimmie right now and his family. That‘s the most important piece of all this, getting him back to the race track soon. I wanted to do well for them today and it‘s just disappointing to be standing here talking to you [reporters] unfortunately. But we‘ll go on.

“I don‘t know what next week looks like yet. But we‘ll run the Xfinity Series race and have a good shot at it. Disappointing way to end the Brickyard 400.”

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Zach Price, a rear tire changer for Ryan Blaney, was hit by a car on pit road while servicing Blaney‘s No. 12 Ford during the multi-car incident. The race was red-flagged for an ambulance to respond on pit road and Price — who smiled and waved to team members as he was loaded into the ambulance – was transported, treated and released from Indiana University Methodist Hospital. Team Penske said he will travel back to North Carolina with the team for further evaluation.

Inspection in the NASCAR garage yielded no issues post-race.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next race is scheduled Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kentucky Speedway.

Contributing: Staff reports