Winning the Brickyard 400 is second only to winning the Daytona 500 in the NASCAR world. The Brickyard is NASCAR's way to pay homage to the most hallowed race track in the world.
On Sunday, NASCAR's best will converge on Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a chance at glory and valuable points in the Sprint Cup standings.
Here's how you can watch:
|Sunday, July 28||Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind.||ESPN||1 p.m ET|
He's in the pole position, and here's a look at the starting lineup:
|Juan Pablo Montoya||42||Chevrolet||186.536|
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.||88||Chevrolet||185.621|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17||Ford||184.536|
|Martin Truex Jr.||56||Toyota||181.536|
Can Anyone Stop Johnson?
He's already won four times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including a victory in this race last year.
He'll be tough to beat.
Other Drivers to Watch
Newman's performance in qualifying will still keep his name on the tips of our tongues during the early portion of the race. Whether he remains relevant throughout the race remains to be seen.
|5||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||578|
Bowyer will be starting 17th, but there is some recent precedence of success for drivers starting in that area of the grid.
Paul Menard won from the 15th spot in 2011, so Bowyer has hope. He has seven top-five finishes and has grabbed 11 top-10 distinctions, but he's yet to capture his first win of the season.
Needless to say, he'd love to earn it in Indy.
Who wins the Brickyard 400?
That said, he and Johnson are the only four-time winners at the Brickyard. This could be a nostalgic pick, but Gordon's ninth-place position on the grid somewhat validates his legitimacy as a contender.
Per Weather.com, the high is 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The day is expected to stay mostly sunny, and there's a 20 percent chance of rain.
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