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OVER THE WALL  —  OUTSIDE FRONT TIRE CHANGE

It’s time for Episode Six of Over the Wall!

How do IndyCar Series crews change tires so fast?

“Smooth is fast” when it comes to the outside front position of this IndyCar Series pit crew.

In the sixth episode of Over the Wall, we hear from Dave Sharpley who is charged with the responsibility of ensuring Ryan Hunter-Reay has some of the fastest pit stops on the grid.

This our last installment of Andretti Autosport’s Over the Wall leading up to the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale @ Sonoma

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Born Racer Screenings to Begin …

Posted: September 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Penske Racing Discount Tire Ford crosses the line to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard – Photo Credit: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Brad Keselowski is making a habit of collecting crown jewels, and now he has the distinction of giving Roger Penske his first Brickyard 400 victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Coming on the heels of his win at Darlington Raceway in the Bojangles’ Southern 500, Keselowski battled Denny Hamlin on a restart with three laps to go, using fresher tires and a little bit of his bumper to make the crucial pass en route to winning at the famed 2.5-mile track.

Erik Jones came home second in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota, with Hamlin, Kevin Harvick andClint Bowyer rounding out the top five.

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RELATED: Playoff StandingsRace Results

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Ford, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 BODYARMOR Ford, Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Possibilities Toyota, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow MOLYKOTE Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s New 9-Grain Wheat Sub Ford, Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Ford, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, Erik Jones, driver of the #20 buyatoyota.com Toyota, after making the NASCAR Playoffs – Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

For Keselowski, it was his 26th victory in the Monster Energy Series, and it came in the regular-season finale as the NASCAR Playoffs field of 16 drivers was set. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman took the final two playoff spots that were available.

Kyle Busch, who finished eighth, clinched the Regular Season Championship and will carry the 15 bonus points for that into the NASCAR Playoffs. Busch has a total of 50 bonus points entering the playoffs, thanks also to his six wins and five stage victories this season.

RELATED: Kyle Busch Claims Regular-Season Crown

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&M’s Caramel Toyota after winning the regular season championship during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Meanwhile, defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. blew a left-front brake rotor in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Lap 40, exiting the race with extensive hood damage and finishing 40th.

The Monster Energy Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Playoffs opener on Sept. 16 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

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OVER THE WALL  —  OUTSIDE REAR TIRE CHANGE

It’s time for Episode Five of Over the Wall!

How do IndyCar Series crews change tires so fast?

“Smooth is fast” when it comes to the outside rear position of this IndyCar Series pit crew.

In the Fifth episode of Over the Wall, we hear from Kyle and Ryan, who help Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay have some of the fastest pit stops on the grid.

The remaining video will be released Wednesday leading up to the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale @ Sonoma

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Image by Jim Haines

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will start at 2 p.m. (ET) Monday, with the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series taking the green flag at 10:05 a.m.

The starting lineup for both races was set by the NASCAR Rule Book since qualifying for both races was rained out Saturday. View Schedule. All tickets for both races will be honored at the gate Monday, and tickets remain on sale at IMS.com, the IMS Box Office and at the gate. Fans with reserved seats for the Xfinity Series race are asked to move to an open seat nearby if another fan holds that same reserved seat for the Cup Series race.

IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The forecast looks much better for Monday, and everyone who comes to the Speedway will see 650 miles of exciting NASCAR action all in one day, with a handful of drivers attempting a ‘daily double’ of running in both races.”

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) was originally scheduled for Sunday, while the Lilly Diabetes 250 originally was scheduled for Saturday. Practice and qualifying for both races was rained out.

 

 

Information about the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line Race weekend on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

9am — Public Gates Open

9:10-9:30am — NASCAR Xfinity Driver “Brick Walk”

9:30am — Driver Introductions and Awards

9:46am — Presentation of Colors, Invocation

9:47am — “God Bless America”

9:54am — Lilly Diabetes 250 “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, Founder, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group

10:05am — Green Flag, Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 Laps, 250 Miles).

1:40pm — Invocation

1:41pm — National Anthem

1:42pm — Flyover

1:48pm — Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, Founder, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group

2pm — Green Flag, Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line (160 Laps, 400 Miles).

TICKETS: General Admission, $40. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with adult with General Admission ticket. Reserved seat tickets start at $45.

Previously purchased tickets for both races will be honored at the gate Monday. Fans with reserved seats for the Xfinity Series race are asked to move to an open seat nearby after the Lilly Diabetes 250 if another fan holds that same reserved seat for the Cup race.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (9 a.m.): Gate 1, Gate 1B, Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6, Gate 7, Gate 7S, Gate 9, Gate 9A, Gate 10A

GENERAL ADMISSION STANDS: General Admission: Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Backstretch Family Mounds

RESERVED STANDS: A Stand (Flex: Rows A-MM, reserved above) A Penthouse, B Stand, B Penthouse, C Stand, E Stand, E Penthouse, H Stand (Flex: Rows A-FF, reserved above), J Stand, Northeast Vista, Northwest Vista, Paddock, Paddock Wheelchair, Paddock Penthouse, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista (Flex: Rows B-MM, reserved above), South Terrace, South Terrace Wheelchair, South Vista – Sections 1-5, South Vista Deck – Sections 1-4, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Wheelchair Accessible

PARKING: Public paid parking for NASCAR Race Day is available in Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Main Gate. Limited free public parking will be available in North 40 lot. There is no free infield public parking.

MUSEUM HOURS (9 a.m.-5 p.m.): Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 5 free. Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. During events, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to get onto the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

Brickyard Monday