May 25, 2022

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NASCAR at Indianapolis live race updates, results, highlights from the 2020 Brickyard 400

NASCAR at Indianapolis live race updates, results, highlights from the 2020 Brickyard 400

The Brickyard 400 will run Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis without one of NASCAR’s most important elder statesman.

After testing positive for COVID-19, Jimmy Johnson pulled out of the race. He will be replaced by Justin Allgaier.

Elsewhere, though, it should be business as usual as the NASCAR season continues to heat up. Two-time Brickyard winner Kyle Busch will try to bounce back from his DNF at Pocono last weekend, and Denny Hamlin will try to continue his positive momentum.

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at the Brickyard. Follow below for complete results from Indianapolis.

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NASCAR at Indianapolis live race updates, highlights from the Brickyard 400

5:49 p.m.: Back to yellow. Race will restart soon.

5:40 p.m.: Let’s hope the crew member comes out OK. That was a scary moment.

5:35 p.m.: A big pit road wreck that might have clipped one of Ryan Blaney’s crew members prompts the red flag.

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5:32 p.m.: Joey Logano holds the early lead.

5:26 p.m.: Nightmare start for MTJ.

5:24 p.m.: Jimmy Johnson is tuned in from home.

5:20 p.m.: Green flag.

5:08 p.m.: Engines fired.

5 p.m.: The weather is finally cooperating.

4:46 p.m.: Please let this plan go through.

4:29 p.m.: With no lights at the track, NASCAR really shouldn’t have made this a late start. 

4:12 p.m.: Still at least 15 minutes left before things get going.

4 p.m.: Race will be delayed because of lightning. Business as usual this season.

3:52 p.m.: A reminder that it won’t be Jimmy in the 48.

3:40 p.m.: Kurt Busch’s wife, Ashley Busch, had a banner flown over the venue to celebrate Busch’s 700th career start. Alex Bowman, who shares her initials, responded with a joke.

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What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.

Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was moved back to 4 p.m. ET rather than 3:30 p.m. ET as originally scheduled. The race is scheduled for 160 laps around the 2.5 mile oval with stage lengths of 50, 50 and 60 laps.

The later start time is notable, because Indianapolis Motor Speedway does not have lights in the event Sunday’s race is delayed by weather.

NASCAR starting lineup at Indianapolis

Here are the results of Thursday’s draw for the starting lineup in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Pos. Driver Car No.  Team
1 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
2 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
3 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Justin Allgaier* 48 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
9 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
10 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
12 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
13 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
14 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
15 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
18 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
19 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
20 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
21 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
22 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
23 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
25 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
26 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
27 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
28 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
29 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
30 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
31 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
32 Ross Chastain 77 Spire Motorsports
33 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
34 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
35 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
36 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 Johs Bilicki 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing
40 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
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* Allgaier is driving in place of Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19.