Crown Royal 400
What: 160 laps (400 miles)
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile paved, slightly banked oval in Indianapolis
When: 1 p.m., July 27
Radio: IMS Radio Network
Last year’s winner: Ryan Newman
This week: EnjoyIllinois.com 300, Nationwide Series, Chicagoland Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2
Worth mentioning: The Nationwide Series is the only one of NASCAR’s three national series to run this weekend. Four drivers – Regan Smith, Chris Buescher, Elliott Sadler and Brian Scott – are eligible for a $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus at Chicagoland, the second of four races in which the bonus is available.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Brad Keselowski: Completed the sweep at New Hampshire, winning the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races in dominating fashion.
Kyle Busch: Another driver with a double as Busch earns two runner-up finishes at New Hampshire.
Kyle Larson: Rookie hopes his third-place finish gets him back on track in Cup series.
Regan Smith: Picked up the Nationwide Series points lead and a $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus.
Erik Jones: Young upstart picked up his second career Truck win last weekend at Iowa.
Morgan Shepherd: Young or old, you don’t race the leaders when you’re 14 laps down.
Jimmie Johnson: Has finished 42nd in back-to-back races.
Chase Elliott: After booming start to year, he has led one lap in the past four races.
Kyle Busch Motorsports: Its Truck team can’t seem to stay out of the NASCAR penalty box.
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