Monday, July 25, 2016



Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Age: 31
Team: No. 18 – Skittles Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs Racing
Crew Chief: Adam Stevens

IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “No, I guess I didn’t (on if he expected to be as dominant as he was today). I hoped it would be like that and be that good. This Skittles Camry was awesome, I can’t thank everyone from Skittles enough and everyone from M&M’s and their 75th anniversary year this season with us. Of course Interstate Batteries. This Toyota was awesome today, it was just so fast and able to get out front and stay out front. Not even some of my teammates could challenge. This was hooked up and on rails. I can’t say enough about Sprint and everything they’ve done for our sport. Of course the fans – thank everyone for being here and everyone watching on TV – you guys are awesome. We appreciate all of our partners at Joe Gibbs Racing. Adam Stevens (crew chief) and these guys are a phenomenal group and I’m proud to be with them. It’s fun to come out here and have such a dominant piece at Indy. They don’t come along often so I was just hoping I didn’t screw it up.”
-       Kyle Busch

·       Kyle Busch won the 23rd Annual Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon. For Busch, it was his 38th win in 410 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. 
·         Busch won the poles for the XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series races this weekend in Indianapolis and both races as well, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to achieve that sweep at any venue.
·         For Busch, it was his fourth victory of the season, tying him with Brad Keselowski for the most Sprint Cup wins in 2016.  It was Busch’s first win since May 8 at Kansas.
·         It was Busch’s second straight win and 10th top-10 finish in 12 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
·         Busch led for 149 of the 170 laps of today’s overtime race, marking the most-ever in a Sprint Cup series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
·       Kevin Harvick (671) leads the 2016 Sprint Cup points standing by 24 points over Brad Keselowski (647).  The following are the top-5 drivers in points through the first 20 races:

Driver                                           Wins                           Points
1.    Kevin Harvick                              1                                  671          
2.    Brad Keselowski                         4                                  647                                  
3.    Kurt Busch                                   1                                  627                            
4.    Joey Logano                                1                                  606         
5.    Kyle Busch                                  4                                  601                             

·      Ten drivers have qualified for the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a list which includes Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr., all of who have taken checkered flags this year. Tony Stewart, who won at Sonoma on June 26, would also qualify so long as he finishes in the top-30 in points after the season’s 26 regular season races. Stewart currently sits in the 27th spot with 317 points, seven ahead of Casey Mears (310), who is in 28th, 12 in front of Landon Cassill who is in 29th (305) and 39 points in front of 30th place David Ragan (278 points, 30th).  The Chase culminates with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

·         In 11 Sprint Cup starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch has posted four  top-10 finishes and two top 5s, including a win in the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400, giving him the 2015 Sprint Cup championship.
·       Starting this year, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series will feature championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 (NXS) and November 18 (NCWTS).  Four drivers will compete amongst a full field for their respective title. Below is a race recap from Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series was held on Wednesday of this past week:
·        Kyle Busch won the 5th Annual Lilly Diabetes 250 XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. It is his 83rd victory in 322 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.  It was his 7th win and 11th top-10 in the XFINITY Series this year.
·         Busch has now won three races in-a-row for the second time this year, the first driver ever to accomplish this feat in the XFINITY Series.
·        Justin Allgaier (fifth) won the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus of $100,000.
·         Daniel Suarez (604) leads the point standings by 14 points over Elliott Sadler (584).
·       Through 18 races this season in the XFINITY Series, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler have qualified for the 2016 XFINITY Series Chase following their victories. Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin have also won an XFINITY Series race this season but are ineligible for the XFINITY Series Chase due to their full-time status in the Sprint Cup Series. Sam Hornish Jr. is also ineligible because he is not a full-time driver in the XFINITY Series.