Harvick Finishes Sixth at Indianapolis

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 07/24/17

Jimmy John’s Driver Scores 13th Top-10 Result of 2017

Date: July 23, 2017

Event: Brickyard 400 (Round 20 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval)

Format: 160 laps, broken into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)

Start/Finish: 2nd/6th (Running, completed 167 of 167 laps)

Point Standing: 3rd (683 points, 97 points out of first)


Race Winner: Kasey Kahne of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) in overtime

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 101-160):


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“It was different, for sure. We knew before the day started that, with the stage racing, everything that was gonna go on, if it didn’t go green and you had a caution come out in the middle of that cycle at the end you were gonna have a situation like that where you had guys staying out and guys doing different things. There at the end we were in the lead cycle, and then you had all those guys that stayed out, and the next thing you knew we were seventh or eighth and we were in the middle of a hornet’s nest back there. There’s nothing you can do about that. They did a great job with our Jimmy John’s Ford all weekend. We just wound up on the wrong cycle there by no doing of our own. We had a decent car, but it didn’t matter in the end.”

What was it like at the end?  “We were on the lead strategy, and unfortunately the strategy that wound up taking over was the strategy that was halfway through the middle of the pack.  And then when the caution comes out, you know it’s gonna happen when everything gets mixed up, and then we were just stuck in a hornet’s nest and wound up getting beat up a little bit.”

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Overton’s 400 on Sunday, July 30 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio channel 90.

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