Brickyard 400 to be run today
INDIANAPOLIS — Persistent rain washed out the Brickyard 400 and delayed the conclusion of NASCAR’s regular season.
Rain washed out the entire weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race before the playoffs was moved to today. It will run at 2 p.m., after the rescheduled Xfinity Series race.
Indianapolis was drenched by three days of rain and NASCAR has not been able to get any cars on track.
NASCAR’s playoffs begin next weekend in Las Vegas. The race sets the field for the 16-driver playoffs.
Kyle Busch is scheduled to start on the pole alongside Kevin Harvick when the race does begin.
Johnson in bad spot
Jimmie Johnson doesnát have a playoff spot locked in as the seven-time NASCAR champion prepared for rain-drenched Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race of the regular season.
Johnson is in a 48-race losing streak headed into the Brickyard 400 and his Hendrick Motorsports team has been inconsistent all season. Itás put him up by just 19 points over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman in the battle for the 15th position.