INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis: (all times local):
Jimmie Johnson’s playoff run is over.
The seven-time Cup champion needed to earn 12 points in the final stage Sunday but instead hit the wall coming through the second turn in another big crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson drove the No. 48 car that has been in every NASCAR playoff back to pit row and into Gasoline Alley. It’s the first time since the format was implemented in 2004 that Johnson won’t participate.
The crash occurred when the rear end of Johnson’s car was spun in front of Kurt Busch, sending both into the outside wall.