With just seven laps to go at the Brickyard 400, Denny Hamlin hit the first turn wall, helping Kevin Harvick win the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Harvick now moves within one of tying Lee Petty for 11th on NASCAR’s career list, giving Stewart-Haas Racing a sweep of the weekend following Chase Briscoe’s win Saturday in the Xfinity Series race. Since racing resumed at Darlington in mid-May, Hamlin and Harvick have combined to win seven of 12 races.
On Lap 16, the race was red-flagged briefly after a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road. Five of those involved didn’t finish the race and each was checked at the infield medical center and was released. NASCAR officials said Ryan Blaney’s tire changer, Zachary Price, was transported to a hospital after getting pinned between Blaney’s car and another. Price appeared okay as he was placed on a stretcher before he was taken away in an ambulance.
Justin Allgaier replaced Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 after Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Johnson’s absence ended the longest active streak of consecutive starts at 663.
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