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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis Race Page

Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
3:30pm/et
Laps: 160 - Stages: 50/100/160
TV: NBC -  Radio: IMS, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

Times are Eastern.

Thursday, July 2
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
1:00 PM-4:00 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)

Friday, July 3
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
No Cup events

Saturday, July 4
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
8:00 PM-10:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, July 5
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
9:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
2:00 PM-3:00 PM ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 50/100/160 LAPS = 400 MILES )
8:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

 

Race Rundown

Kevin Harvick gets Indianapolis Motor Speedway win in overtime: 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.[Read More](7-5-2020)

Paint Schemes

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The win is his 4th win of the year, 3rd at Indianapolis, and 53rd career win.
#42-Kenseth finished 2nd followed by #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #41-Custer, #18-Busch, #34-McDowell, #8-Reddick, #43-Wallace, and pole sitter #22-Logano.
#11-Hamlin was leading the race with 7 laps remaining when he cut down and tire and hit the outside wall.  The race restarted under overtime rules and Harvick held off Kenseth to get the win.
There was a red flag for track cleanup on lap 16 after a multi-car wreck on pit road under the competition caution.
Justin Allgaier, substituting for Jimmie Johnson in the #48, finished 37 after being involved in the wreck on pit road.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. Stage 2 was won by #4-Harvick.
The start of the race was delayed by nearly an hour because of lightning in the area.
There were 11 lead changes among 9 drivers and 9 cautions for 43 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 123.162mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Indianapolis:
Kevin Harvick won the 27th Annual Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records, his 53rd victory in 698 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his third victory, eighth top-five and 14th top-10 finish in 20 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Matt Kenseth (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 20 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2020.
Aric Almirola (third) posted his first top-10 finish in ten races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Cole Custer (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick (2019-20) joins Jimmie Johnson (2008-09) and Kyle Busch (2015-16) as the only three drivers to win consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
(NASCAR)(7-5-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Indianapolis (race 16):
1) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 637 [pts leader]
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins], 528 pts
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 549
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 527
5) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 552
6) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 534
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 501
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 471
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 465, -172
10) #18-Kyle Busch, 461, -176
11) #1-Kurt Busch, 457, -180
12) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 413, -224
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 410, -227
14) #24-William Byron, 392, -245
15) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 390, -247
16) #3-Austin Dillon, 360, -277
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #20-Erik Jones, 354, -283
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 344, -293
19) #43-Bubba Wallace, 318, -319
20) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 312, -325
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #48-Allgaier (driver change), #66-Hill (failed pre-race inspection twice)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the results of Sunday’s race at Pocono.
Pocono winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Pocono runner-up #4-Harvick took the 2nd stall.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(7-2-2020)

#22-Logano will start from the pole for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
#1-Busch will start second, followed by #88-Bowman, #48-Johnson [will be replaced by Allgaier who will start at the rear], #10-Almirola, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #19-Truex, #2-Keselowski, and #9-Elliott.
The lineup was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Starting Lineup.(7-2-2020)

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Bilicki, #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Smithley, #77-Chastain, #78-McLeod.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

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Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group CEO
Command: Scott Borchetta
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Pastor Mark Schuitema, College Park Church, Indianapolis
National Anthem: Abbey Cone
Flyover: A-1o Warthogs, 122nd Air Wing, Indiana National Guard

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