Busch Leads at Indianapolis
Kyle Busch Leads Team Toyota at Indianapolis
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin seemed to have his first Brickyard trophy in sight but suffered a tire failure with less than 10-laps to go in the 160+ lap event. Hamlin earned a 28th-place finish for his efforts.
“It’s just tough. I hate it for the FedEx team. We didn’t do what we needed to do and it didn’t work out for us today. I had a fast car obviously and was stretching it out there but wasn’t pushing right front at all. It’s kind of roulette if you’re going to get one that will stay together or not and mine didn’t. You saw the end result,” Hamlin said. “These big races -- things don’t go my way all the time. We’re still going to go next week and try to win the next one. We’ll do all we can.”Denny Hamlin
Both Martin Truex Jr. and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones days ended early after being involved in incidents. Jones was credited with a 32nd-place finish and Truex Jr. a 38th-place finish.The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night action. The race will be broadcast on FS1 and can be heard on PRN Radio as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.