Michael McDowell has been running on the lead lap in his last two races of 2014 and he hopes that trend continues in the Crown Royal 400.
AJ Allmendinger has five previous starts at Indy with the majority of them ending in the 20s.
After struggling at the beginning of the season, Denny Hamlin is regaining his strength on flat tracks. He finished fourth at Pocono and was eighth last week in New Hampshire.
Jamie McMurray has a reputation for performing exceptionally well in marquee races. His 2010 Brickyard 400 victory came in his first attempt after rejoining Chip Ganassi’s organization.
J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet) has nine wins, shares the series record with 14 poles, has 39 top fives and 58 top 10s in 83 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Trevor Bayne makes his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Bayne started third and finished 16th in this event last season.
L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge) has three wins, a pole, 14 top fives and 22 top 10s in 42 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Youthful James Bickford, of Napa, Calif., is looking for his second consecutive win in the NASCAR K&N West Series at Colorado National Speedway here on Saturday
Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford) has three wins, 28 top fives and 46 top 10s in 80 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Brad Keselowski is still looking for his first Brickyard 400 top-five. His previous best was a pair of ninth-place finishes in 2011 and 2012.
Brett Moffitt will make his third Cup attempt this week at Indy in the No. 66 Michael Waltrip Racing entry. His lack of experience makes him hard to predict, but he should be watched closely.
Kyle Busch looks to improve one position over his last two unrestricted speedway efforts. He finished second to Brad Keselowski at Kentucky and New Hampshire. This week, he hopes to shed his role as a bridesmaid and become the bride.
Landon Cassill will make his fourth NASCAR Cup attempt at Indy this Sunday. His previous best finish was a 20th in 2011 driving for James Finch.
Jimmie Johnson’s four Brickyard 400 victories have come in the past eight years, which means he is batting 0.500 in that regard. His most recent win came in 2012.
Michael Annett will make his first Indy attempt this week, but fantasy owners can look to his other flat track efforts to help predict where the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet will finish.