NBC will telecast the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway live at 2:00 p.m. ET Sunday, September 8.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin was involved in an accident at the conclusion of final practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hamlin will go to a backup No. 11 FedEx Camry for Sunday’s race.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones was made available to media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: ERIK JONES, No. 20 STANLEY Wish For Our Heroes Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1, met with media and discussed the recent progress of the No. 48 team, his approach to racing at the Brickyard in order to transfer to the Playoffs, the shortened weekend schedule, and more. Full Transcript:
Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Rush Ford Mustang -- YOU TALKED A FEW WEEKS BACK ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A COMPLETE RACE. WAS DARLINGTON A STEP FORWARD? “I think Darlington was a snapshot of our capabilities. I have said it time and time again, when we race to our capabilities we are a single digit car.
RYAN NEWMAN, No. 6 Acorns Ford Mustang -- WHAT IS YOUR TEAMS PLAN GOING INTO THE WEEKEND? “Just to perform and enjoy it. There are a lot of teams that would like to be in our situation. There are a lot of teams better than our situation but there are a lot that would love to be fighting for a playoff berth. We will do what we can to be the best we can with the Acorns Ford and enjoy the race. It is home for me. Lots of friends and family and I get a chance to run the Silver Crown car tonight at IRP. There is a lot going on. That is just part of it. I definitely enjoy it.”
CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights: REGARDING LAS VEGAS SURFACE AND TIRES “I don’t know about saving because its kind of hard to save in general really anymore. Either you are good enough to push hard all the time, or you are probably not going to be very good."
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights: HOW DO YOU LOOK AT THE CUTOFF, THE PLAYOFFS AND HOW YOUR FOCUS WILL CHANGE? YOU RACE ALL THE TIME SO YOU’RE PROBABLY ALWAYS FOCUSED? “Yeah, that’s good for me. I race a lot so I’m always focused on racing and the next race."
WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights: HOW ELATED ARE FOR THE PLAYOFFS? “I’m excited. I don’t really know what to do or what to expect or anything."