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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
THE RACE: Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400
TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #20 of 36
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Speedway, IN
Title Sponsor: Big Machine
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:50 pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show: at 2:00pm/et on NBC
Television Race Coverage: NBC, 2:30pm/et

Practices:
Saturday, July 22, 9:00 – 9:55 am/et, TV-CNBC
Saturday July 22, 11:00 – 11:55 pm/et, TV-CNBC

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Saturday, July 22 at 6:15 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: none

In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, July 24 at 2:30pm/et on NBCSN

 

113 comments

  1. so blaney to the 12 . menard to the 21 [bad move ,but only for wood brothers money needed] is the 27 going by by , or is it open for kenzeth ,we know the 88s fait, no one knows what the 5 and kahne fait is yet , brad signs extention with penske , and erik jones to the 20 car , leaves the 77 open for kenzeth maybe thats the plan just havent been inked yet , was for them 2 to switch cars !!!!!, or does ty dillion go to the 27 car ,leaves the 13 open ,, silly season is on

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    1. The 21 Wood brothers car won’t win another race with Paul Menard behind the wheel for sure.
      He only won one race and that was at Indy after the best had already wrecked out.
      Blaney is the much more talented and he gets the 12 car?
      It goes to show that it’s all over money and the Wood Bros. are in need of cash to stay open.
      But wow, what a shot to their dignity this is? To get a RCR reject to replace a better driver only because his daddy has money to buy him the ride?

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  2. ytube has dale jr periscope loaded up if you want to see it , jr was very disappointed over the results. said he really wanted to race said the car was realy fast ,and was happy they found some speed , ,i hope the car is fast at pocono and we get this monkey off his back jr says he docent want it to end still 14 races left .

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        1. Strange, I understand that but I see Dale Jr’s long term broadcast career more closely associated with the Red Skins than NASCAR… Weird ain’t it ???

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  3. wreck fest , congrats to KK he needed it , but jr neeeded it too , jr said to stop bashing greg but its hard to do , he try talin up for lance too , didnt work either , easy to win a race with all the fast cars wrecked out . laugh my ass off for kylie , go chevy seeya at pocono ….

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    1. Sometimes I get the feeling Greg Ives is following orders ” Do not put Dale Jr in harm’s-way
      (contention) “.. per Mr H.. Same dog – different Feas meaning DNF’s are the game plan for 2017. I still feel we don’t know all we think we know about Junior’s mental health … Sorry if I disagree with most of Jr Nation but when I think about Ali and what he went through in the autumn years of his life all I feel for Dale Jr is compassion… I has every right to live the balance of his life by his definition….. not ours ..

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        1. True Steven, but Greg can only do so much.. racing is dangerous.. Junior, like senior, has never been good at qualifying. I don’t expect to see the 88 finish a race this year…

          IMO, Junior is fulfilling contract obligations, not racing… If it were not for sponsor contracts, he would have never returned to the track ….but that’s just me

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  4. WAY TO GO LASHES THAT WAS A KICK-ASS RESTART…. LOVE IT

    @DaleJr 1m1 minute ago
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    Hell yes @kaseykahne

    Damn that boy/team needed that!!!

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    1. BWAAAHAHAHAHA!

      KRYLE AND TRUEX TOOK EACH OTHER OUT!!!!!!!!

      I
      LOVE
      IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. the reason they arent saying who hit jr is , the camera docent watch the back of the feild , where jr seems to be most of the time they only watch the turdotas now days

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  6. man there isnt any body in the stands , and even less next year , with jr gone , if the crew cant keep the car in the mix , then thats what we get , in the back every week , well we wernt going to win here no matter what , so back to pocono , seeya next weekend guyes ,

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          1. It was probably one of their Turdota stars?
            They made sure not to show who did it on the replay or mention who it was.

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  7. Larry Mac said that Turdota is being allowed a special modification on the underside of the splitter giving them a huge advantage over the other makes.

    See what I said about them being allowed to cheat with special advantages given just to them by NA$CAR?

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  8. wow i was tired just woke up from a nap , end stage 1 jr holding tight to 10th

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  9. So, was it when Byron bumped Kryle to get him loose to pass that made Kryle get all pissy as Connie said?

    What goes around comes around, Kryle, you whiney BITCH!
    Now here’s hoping that Byron does the same back to Hamlin and makes him lose and get pissy too!

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    1. That wasn’t what Kyle was pissy about. He was mad at the new rules package in the NXS race. He basically said that NASCAR created that new rules package to stop him from winning. In truth, he was leading with 15 laps to go, but the setup that they had on the 18 car was too aggressive on the tires, so his crew chief made the call to have him pit so he wouldn’t crash and get injured. Kyle made his comments and then Steve O’Donnell responded with his.

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  10. UMM Could someone enlighten me please??? Junior qualified 13th, after 12 laps he is listed in 28th. .What happened?? What did i miss ??

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    1. The Turdotas are cheating. They have much more horsepower.
      The low downforce isn’t what gives them the power to pull away that hard on the start.

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    1. My bet is that Junior has cases of Hellman’s delivered to his house every week and the same for him mom and Kelley.
      He will never want for a jar of mayo for a decade and his family probably won’t either!

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  11. storm coming through the area , cars to pit road , red flag event , quick moving rain and lightning fans out of the seats , take cover

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      1. Some of my friends wanted me to ditch work this weekend and go with them up to there too.
        Since I didn’t go, they didn’t either! ๐Ÿ˜€

        They texted me about the decision, said the same as you.
        BTW, they do call me “The Crew Chief” as a nickname. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  12. well lost 5 spots at start because of kahne driving like a idiot on the first lap p18 caution is out lajoie goes around

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  13. ok we got ourself and pretty fast car this weekend , pretty good any who , so lets get racing ,

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  14. hey rules read the espn article wow , i cant believe it unless it had some credibility for being the first time even seeing bthis article, i have a hard time believing it , unless jr himself does a rebutle . but that would exsplain some things about him retiring , but not the real reason it may have something to do let say , but ill stick to my guns and say a main reason for the decicion to reitre is that hes getting away from the whole team personna of 4 cars coming from the same team and only one car being the best car and the rest R&D cars at dei he always had the best of the best now its run what THEY brought you … yea the health has alot to do with it , but uf the article is true he was suspended for race after the testing started last year ,seemed fun after the testing jr had all of a suden had concusion symtums . IDK

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    1. The article looks very fake.
      The pics of Junior all ripped with the washboard abs is photoshopped.
      The article is an ad to sell the enhancement drug that they claim that Junior is using and was forced into retirement over. It also has a bullshit sounding quote from him about Brian France which pegs my bullshit-o-meter.

      Whoever did this needs to go to the poor house for defamation or go to jail or get an ass stomping or all 3!

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        1. Agree totally…..it does speak to Dale Jr brand and that should get someones attention quick … I have no idea what Dale Jr future plans are, business wise, but this is fake news IMO. Junior’s attorney needs to get ahead of this, a retraction is needed here, indifferent to his purpose…. it can damage his brand……should not be ignored ..IMO

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  15. Heard Krylie’s post-race snarly comments…he is a total pos !!!!!

    DALE YEAH !!!! …..hoping for a really good race today but never hope for too much at Indy.

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  16. I’m late with commentating on this, but that was one hell of a race today. I love the new package that was used. They should use it at other places like Michigan and Fontana. I saw the drivers complaining about it. The drivers who wanted low downforce that makes the entire field spread out by seconds in between. I saw a lot of fans complaining about it, too. I don’t understand. It had a record number of lead changes. Some people will just complain about everything. Those are probably the same people who won’t go watch the race anyway.

    Oh, congratulations to William Byron and JRM. They swept everything. The Pole, Stage 1, Stage 2 and the race win. Good day for the company.

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    1. I’m watching the race now, about to start stage 3. The race has been great so far. If they can somehow increase the speeds just a tad then it’d be perfect. And yeah, this package at Fontana and Michigan would be pretty epic.

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      1. I actually don’t think that it would be wise to increase the speed. The higher the speed the more difficult it would be to run side by side into the corners. I don’t know if you’d see the three wide in the corner or Allgaier driving around the outside of people. It’s the problem with today’s low downforce package. They’re going so damn fast down the straightaways and into the corners that there is no way that they’re going into that corner with someone side by side going that fast. They don’t have enough downforce to make them confident that the car will stick.

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  17. but i just looked at qual times and first and second practices. starts 13th , 1practice 8th second practice was 7th , real not to bad , so what did posion ivey do ,,,,,,,

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    1. Junior said it was his fault not making Round 3… He backup on Turn 1, then did same for Turn 2 but shouldn’t have on Turn 2,3 & 4…. He went on to say he is happy with the car, they have speed, he is looking forward to tomorrow….

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  18. oh no i was gone from home all day what did i miss docent sound to good .

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  19. NASCAR XFINITYโ€Verified account @NASCAR_XFINITY 2m2 minutes ago
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    CHECKERED FLAG: @WilliamByron holds off Menard to win at the Brickyard!

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    1. Kudos to William Byron, he was great running against some of the best Cup guys too..

      Justin Allgaier (Little Gator) #7 …. no idea what he was thinking yesterday…. started around 12 and moved up, had a fast car but he blew it twice on consecutive pit stops, the last one ended his race. Major crew-up there and may have cost him the Championship …..just saying

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  20. I had planned to go to the Indy race, but it’s going to be too damned hot up there!

    Temps 98 degrees with 80% humidity.
    It’s that way here at my home south in Louisville.
    Really nasty hot.

    Also there are a lot of thunderstorms up there and those will probably hang around for the races.

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  21. i guess im asking to much , i just want jr to be able to unload a fast car , have a good race and contend for a win , but dam something has got to go his way just for once .

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