NASCAR Brickyard 400: Breaking it Down Brick by Brick

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NASCAR Brickyard 400: Breaking it Down Brick by Brick

This week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Brickyard 400.

This will be the 16th time NASCAR has visited famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the inaugural 400, and Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion.

Indiana is home to 18 Sprint Cup team members, including three drivers, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, and David Stremme.

Although Jeff Gordon was born in Vallejo, California, he was raised in nearby Pittsboro, Indiana.

Winning a Brickyard 400 could have lasting side effects. In the 15 races run so far at Indy, seven of those had winners who have gone on to become series champion. Gordon and Johnson have done it twice.

This has to be the most exciting race to the chase we have had in a long while. Each week has seen significant changes in the standings, especially in the bottom third.

These drivers are caught up in the middle of a chase wedgie. Don't get caught picking your seat, or someone will pass right by you in the standings.

Just ask Greg Biffle.

All photos in this article were taken by, and are copyrighted to, David Yeazell.

Sources:, Wikipedia, and the clutter in my head.

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