Jimmie Johnson's right up front for the Brickyard 400 as he goes for his record-setting fifth win at one of the most famous tracks in racing, sitting in the No. 2 spot at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It's NASCAR's turn in Indianapolis, and Johnson typically stars there. He's the top racer on the Sprint Cup this year, with four wins on the season, and he's at a track where he's excelled. He's on the outside pole behind only Ryan Newman, but only twice in the 19 runnings of the event has one of the racers on the front line taken the checkered flag at the Brickyard. Johnson's only two weeks removed from a win at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, and considering his history on the track, high starting position and success this year, he must be the odds-on favorite to kiss the bricks for a second straight year.
Johnson and Jeff Gordon have each taken the Brickyard four times, but Gordon hasn't won since 2004, while Johnson won last year and has taken four of the last seven. Tony Stewart also has a pair of wins and the highest average finish of any racer at Indy, while Gordon has finished in the top 10 in 15 of the 19 Sprint Cup races held at the Speedway.
Here's the information on how to watch the race:
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Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Ind.
Green flag time: Approx. 1:20 p.m.
TV coverage: ESPN, beginning at noon
Announcers: In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree, Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham
Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham
Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius XM Radio Channel 90
Online: Watch ESPN