Rain delayed the start of final practice by an hour and a half and shortened it to only about 30 minutes, but Jimmie Johnson made the most of the abbreviated session to log the fastest single lap with a speed of 189.298 mph.
Kevin Harvick and at least 13 other drivers will compete in brand new chassis this week. The list of drivers includes Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, and Jimmie Johnson. Many teams have not reported which chassis they will be using.
Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick could all clinch spots in the Chase at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The magic number leaving the Crown Royal 400 is 289 points ahead of 31st-place in the points. Any driver ahead of that mark will be in the playoffs.
On Sunday, Brian Vickers will make his first Indy start since finishing 15th in the 2011 Brickyard 400.
Danica Patrick hopes that her second Brickyard 400 start goes better than her first. She qualified 33rd in this race last year, lost two laps, and finished 30th.
Rain will delay or cancel final practice on Saturday. If rain continues throughout the day and qualification is canceled, Juan Pablo Montoya, Trevor Bayne, and Matt Crafton would be the drivers who fail to make the show.
Justin Allison finishes 13th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Justin Allgaier showed rapid improvement in the unrestricted oval races from June’s FedEx 400 at Dover through the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. In five races he finished with a best of 16th at Michigan and a worst of only 27th at Pocono.
Thomas Praytor finishes 16th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Cole Whitt has shown promise on NASCAR’s flat tracks. He finished in the top 30 in four of five races, with a best of 27th being earned at Phoenix. His other efforts netted a 29th at Martinsville, 30th at Pocono, and 28th at New Hampshire, which leaves a 41st at Richmond as the only poor effort.
Bobby Gerhart finishes 18th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Juan Pablo Montoya may not have made many starts this season, but he will race a battle-tested chassis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His primary car was last raced by teammate Brad Keselowski in the All-star race.
Mason Mitchell (No. 98 Ford) entered the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 with the ARCA Racing series point lead and a 20-race streak of finishing in the top 10.
Ryan Truex has reliably finished in the 30s in five flat track races this year. His best result was a 30th at Martinsville and his worst was a 36th last week at New Hampshire.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will race chassis RK-899 this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was last used at Charlotte in May.
On a day of sweeping changes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Brandon Jones (No. 4 Exide-Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet) swept the Menards Pole and victory at Lucas Oil Raceway.
These are the results from today's NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 practice sessions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson.
These are the results from today's NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 practice sessions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Dylan Kwasniewski.
Born with spina bifida, Samuel Sawyer overcomes adversity each day and inspires all around him, including his father, Mike, who has served in the Navy for over 25 years. Friday, Eckrich and Richard Petty Motorsports honored the family and Samuel with an unexpected gift at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Joey Coulter drove GMS Racing’s No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado to a 14th-place finish on Wednesday night in the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) 1-800-Carcash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.