NASCAR Preview: Brickyard 400

by Dirty on July 19, 2010

NASCAR Brickyard 400 betting The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will return from a one-week break on Sunday, July 25 for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

David Reutimann won the series’ last event, the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 10. Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon followed Reutimann across the finish line at that event, while Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray rounded out the Top 5.

Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, and Paul Menard also picked up Top-10 results at Chicagoland. Kyle Busch was 17th, Jimmie Johnson was 25th, Kurt Busch was 26th, and Kevin Harvick was 34th.

Harvick holds a 103-point lead on Gordon in the driver standings after 19 races, with Johnson 188 points back in third place, and Hamlin 203 points behind in fourth spot. Johnson and Hamlin are tied with a series-high five victories on the season.

Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Burton, Matt Kenseth, Stewart, Edwards, Greg Biffle, and Bowyer round out the current Top 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 15 points behind Bowyer for the 12th and final spot in the Chase.

Johnson won the Brickyard 400 last season, as well as in 2008 and 2006. Stewart took the checkered flag there in both 2007 and 2005. Gordon has four career Cup wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2004, 2001, 1998, and 1994). Harvick visited victory lane in the Brickyard 400 back in 2003.

After racing at Indy the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will begin their August schedule with the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 1. Other races for the month will be held at Watkins Glen, Michigan, and Bristol.

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