This weeks race
Crown Royal 400
What: 160 laps or 400 miles
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile paved, slightly banked oval located in Indianapolis, Ind.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: IMS Radio Network
Last years winner: Ryan Newman
Also this week: Lilly Diabetes 250, Nationwide Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.
Worth mentioning: Four Nationwide Series drivers Chase Elliott, Trevor Bayne, Ty Dillon and Brian Scott are eligible for a $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus at IMS on Saturday, the third of four races in which the bonus is available from the series sponsor.
Whos Hot/Whos NOT
Chase Elliott: Three wins and counting. Oh, and the Nationwide Series points lead.
Brian Scott: No win, but he is a $100,000 richer.
Erik Jones: Strong seventh-place run in his Nationwide debut.
Tony Stewart: Just less than a year since breaking two bones in his right leg, Stewart wins in his first sprint car race since his accident.
Ty Dillon: The Nationwide Series regular is expected to make his Sprint Cup Series debut next month at Atlanta.
Sam Hornish: Driving what is usually the fastest car in the Nationwide Series, a blown engine will still slow you down.
NASCAR: Before planning more rules changes for 2015, how about waiting to see if the 2014 changes worked as excpected?
Kasey Kahne: Even a visit to a standalone Nationwide race on a Cup off-week couldnt produce a victory.
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