“Get All You Can On The Restart”: Radio Highlights From the Indy-NASCAR Doubleheader at Indy

Published 07/08/2020, 9:09 AM EDT

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season seems like it has been Kevin Harvick’s one-man show. The 44-year old California local ruled the principal half of the racing season.

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He proceeded with his dash of solid completions on Sunday subsequent to taking his third win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick guaranteed his second consecutive NASCAR Brickyard 400 on Sunday with a wonderful exertion.

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Subsequent to exchanging intense overtakes with Denny Hamlin all throughout the race, it was evident that Harvick would miss the mark. However, Hamlin crashed seven laps before the finish, permitting Harvick to win the race.

As reported by NBC, Kevin said: “We knew (Denny Hamlin) was gonna be really close on tires and (crew chief) Rodney (Childers) told me on the radio he said, ‘Just make sure you keep the pressure on him,’ and that was all the pressure I could give. Those guys do a really good job.”

The accident drew out the yellow flag and constrained a late-race restart with only two laps remaining. This saw Harvick rapidly pull away from the second spot No. 42 Camaro ZL1 of Matt Kenseth.

The Ford driver finished the race .743 seconds in front of Kenseth’s No. 42 Chevy

Matt Kenseth, who came out of retirement in the season, completed second and had a genuine shot of winning during an extra-time restart. Aric Almirola completed third and Rookie Cole Custer came in at fourth.

Although, tyre inconvenience was the subject of the evening, with Alex Bowman and William Byron additionally losing their tyres.

Best of the Radio highlights from NASCAR Brickyard 400

Rodney Childers, Crew Chief of the Kevin Harvick team said, “Get all you can on the restarts and have some fun today.”

One significant talking point from Sunday’s NASCAR Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 from the Brickyard encompassed Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 group.

However, Justin Allgaier filled in for Johnson for Sunday’s race after the seven-time Cup Series champion tested positive for COVID-19 prior in the week.

Cliff Daniels, Crew Chief of the Jimmie Johnson team said, “Man we really miss you. I hope you get well soon.” While Justin Allgaier said, “Thank you boys, for the opportunity. Let’s go do it.”

Sadly for Allgaier, his day came to an end after he was engaged in an odd chain-response crash on pit-lane that gathered a few vehicles toward the rear of the field.

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While the groups endeavored to proceed with the race, the harm to the vehicle ended up being excessive. In addition, this constrained Allgaier to haul it behind the fence. As a result of which, he finished 38th of 40 vehicles.

Consequently, he issued an apology for his performance towards the end of the event saying, “Sorry guys. Not the way I wanted to have the day go for you guys. I’m really sorry.”

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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