Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Sam's Club/Cargill Ford, prepare for practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Inaugural Indy 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Nationwide at the Brickyard! About freakin' time! About 18 years in the making and finally happening. Problem is, the Cup regulars are invading the series for this race now and I imagine they will continue to do so every time there is a Nationwide race at The Brickyard, or until NASCAR decides to limit the amount of poaching the higher series drivers do in the lower series of Nationwide and Camping World Trucks.

My pick to win? Any Cup regular ... unfortunately.

Let's hope the Nationwide regulars run well enough to make it interesting.

Can't wait for the start.

Starting grid is after the jump. See you on the other side.

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips 176.284 51.054 Leader
2 54 Kyle Busch Toyota Monster Energy 176.039 51.125 -0.071
3 51 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Wesco 175.695 51.225 -0.171
4 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Sport Clips 175.606 51.251 -0.197
5 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 175.579 51.259 -0.205
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop / Damage Inc. 175.199 51.370 -0.316
7 3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet AdvoCare 175.172 51.378 -0.324
8 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 174.876 51.465 -0.411
9 33 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Rheem 174.866 51.468 -0.414
10 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Sam's Club / Cargill 174.696 51.518 -0.464
11 136 Ryan Blaney Chevrolet SealWrap 174.432 51.596 -0.542
12 44 Mike Bliss Toyota Bandit Chippers 174.415 51.601 -0.547
13 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Alliance Truck Parts 174.243 51.652 -0.598
14 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt / PT&E 173.702 51.813 -0.759
15 11 Brian Scott Toyota Dollar General 173.110 51.990 -0.936
16 4 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Tradebank 173.060 52.005 -0.951
17 70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet KeenParts.com / Riley 172.818 52.078 -1.024
18 1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 172.712 52.110 -1.056
19 199 Travis Pastrana Toyota Boost Mobile 172.619 52.138 -1.084
20 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 172.516 52.169 -1.115
21 43 Michael Annett Ford Pilot Flying J / M&M's Snack Mix 172.212 52.261 -1.207
22 19 Tayler Malsam Toyota G-Oil / Noah's Light Foundation 172.068 52.305 -1.251
23 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet G&K Services 171.363 52.520 -1.466
24 81 Jason Bowles* Toyota American Majority 171.178 52.577 -1.523
25 30 James Buescher Chevrolet ABF 171.119 52.595 -1.541
26 124 Kenny Wallace Toyota Family Farmers 171.096 52.602 -1.548
27 198 Reed Sorenson Ford Shelby Engine Co. 170.859 52.675 -1.621
28 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 170.100 52.910 -1.856
29 108 Kyle Fowler Ford Randy Hill Racing 169.824 52.996 -1.942
30 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com 169.590 53.069 -2.015
31 42 Josh Wise Chevrolet Key Motorsports 169.527 53.089 -2.035
32 47 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Key Motorsports 169.415 53.124 -2.070
33 40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet Key Motorsports 169.233 53.181 -2.127
34 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty / Reynolds Wrap 169.214 53.187 -2.133
35 10 Jeff Green Toyota TriStar Motorsports 168.947 53.271 -2.217
36 86 Kevin Lepage Ford Deware Racing Group 168.754 53.332 -2.278
37 41 Timmy Hill Ford Rick Ware Racing 168.077 53.547 -2.493
38 15 Scott Riggs Ford Rick Ware Racing 167.910 53.600 -2.546
39 39 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet FastWax.com 167.560 53.712 -2.658
40 88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 167.526 53.723 -2.669
41 52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet Better Business Bureau 167.072 53.869 -2.815
42 23 Robert Richardson Jr.+ Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 164.456 54.726 -3.672
43 50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Beaver Bail Bonds 164.564 54.690 -3.636
Did Not Qualify
44 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink 163.419 55.073 -4.019
45 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Hyland's Leg Cramps 163.185 55.152 -4.098
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