Racing at the Brickyard, Carl Edwards' last Brickyard run for Roush
Jeff Gordon won the first race there, a trivia fact every avid NASCAR fan remembers. Since then, there have been numerous winners, but Jeff Gordon, and teammate, Jimmie Johnson are the winningest, with 4 each. Kevin Harvick, today's pole winner, has a win, and with his speeds in practice, could be the newest repeat winner. The Nationwide race yesterday, won by Ty Dillon, saw Kevin in 4th at the end.
The race gets underway shortly, and with only a chance of showers, it seems likely ESPN will have a full race broadcast for their first race of a 17 race run.
Roush Fenway Racing has announced their 2015 lineup, and as many guessed, the 99 car driven by Carl Edwards is not included in that lineup. In fact, the only veteran moving forward is Greg Biffle. Ricky Stenhouse, Rookie of the Year in 2013, continues in the 17 car, with Trevor Bayne moving into the number 6, most famously driven previously by Mark Martin.
Carl has not made a formal announcement of his plans for 2015 and forward, but has said there is a deal in place.
And finally today, hide the jet dryers. Juan Pablo Montoya is back in a NASCAR race car for the Brickyard 400, driving a third entry for Penske. Juan has come close to winning at least two or three times here, but has no victory for his resume, usually because of his own mistakes. This fan thinks it is highly unlikely he will score the V today.
So, my pick for today is Kevin Harvick.
Who ya got?