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Jamie Mac Wins Underwhelming Brickyard, Completes Sweep

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If NASCAR drivers are big money athletes then no driver is more money this year than Jamie McMurray. McMurray sealed his reputation as a prize driver on Sunday, kissing the bricks and winning the Brickyard 400 in the same manner in which he won February's Daytona 500.

McMurray became just the third driver to win both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same season on a Sunday that saw contenders drop like flies. Heavy favorites Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon battled their cars and finished outside the top 20, while the first 15 laps witnessed 12 cars fall down a lap.

Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the race for a second straight year, leading 86 of 160 laps but again fell just short in sealing the deal.

Details and unofficial results after the fold.


With passing a premium, the race was won and lost on pit road. With 23 laps left, the caution brought the field to pit road and Montoya's crew elected to pit four tires over two. McMurray and five others chose two tires and Montoya was mired in traffic.

Montoya's handling went away over the final run and his day would come to an end after crashing into Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 149. Montoya started on the pole and finished 32nd. Dissapointed two years in a row, Montoya and crew chief Brian Pattie were not available for comment.

McMurray pulled away from points leader Kevin Harvick over the final ten laps and shut the door on the competition winning his second race of the 2010 season. With six races until the Chase cutoff, McMurray now finds himself only 151 points out of 12th with a ton of momentum on his side. It is an unlikely destination but so was winning at both Daytona and Indy.

McMurray's car owner Chip Ganassi has now won all three of the top North American championship auto races, having won at Daytona with McMurray and with Dario Franchitti in IndyCar's Indianapolis 500.

Onward to Pocono.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 20
Unofficial Race Results for the Brickyard 400 (17th Running) - Sunday, July 25, 2010
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Speedway, IN - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 160 Laps - 400 Miles - Purse: $9,165,503

Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Laps
Run
Points Bonus
Pts
Driver
Rating
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 4 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 160 190 5 127.6 $438,877 Running 2 16
2 9 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 160 175 5 110.8 $352,424 Running 1 5
3 7 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 160 170 5 132.5 $300,000 Running 2 38
4 6 33 Clint Bowyer Wheaties Fuel Chevy 160 160   114.5 $255,975 Running    
5 15 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot Chevy 160 155   96.7 $259,821 Running    
6 10 31 Jeff Burton Prilosec OTC Chevy 160 150   104.2 $228,463 Running    
7 19 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 160 151 5 89.6 $230,596 Running 1 1
8 23 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 160 142   99.9 $227,054 Running    
9 34 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 160 138   80.2 $219,438 Running    
10 14 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite / Vortex Dodge 160 134   94.2 $215,121 Running    
11 3 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 160 135 5 107.9 $187,000 Running 1 10
12 13 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 160 127   88 $207,424 Running    
13 24 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Ford 160 124   88.1 $197,163 Running    
14 26 98 Paul Menard Mastercraft / Menards Ford 160 121   78.2 $164,275 Running    
15 18 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 160 118   71.2 $172,225 Running    
16 16 43 A J Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 160 115   68.5 $192,074 Running    
17 5 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 160 112   62.2 $188,477 Running    
18 31 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 160 109   66.5 $148,225 Running    
19 11 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 160 106   64 $178,608 Running    
20 28 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 160 103   74.3 $159,600 Running    
21 41 47 Marcos Ambrose Kroger / Clorox Toyota 160 100   64.5 $176,008 Running    
22 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 160 102 5 75.9 $202,743 Running 1 1
23 8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 160 94   79 $191,899 Running    
24 38 37 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 160 91   50.1 $164,396 Running    
25 30 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 160 88   63.7 $161,296 Running    
26 12 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 159 85   82.1 $143,025 Running    
27 17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard Chevy 158 82   67.3 $150,200 Running    
28 29 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 157 79   41.1 $173,054 Running    
29 43 32 Jacques Villeneuve Dollar General Toyota 157 76   44.9 $137,725 Running    
30 25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 157 73   36.7 $148,975 Running    
31 36 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Construction Chevy 150 70   35.4 $139,650 Running    
32 1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 145 77 10 119.5 $186,179 Accident 4 86
33 22 78 Regan Smith FarmAmerican.com Chevy 135 64   59.5 $143,675 Running    
34 42 34 Kevin Conway # Extenze Ford 124 66 5 39.5 $138,050 Engine 1 1
35 32 83 Reed Sorenson Red Bull Toyota 89 58   33.5 $177,121 Accident    
36 21 7 Robby Gordon SpeedFactory.TV Toyota 68 55   38.6 $149,871 Vibration    
37 39 64 Todd Bodine Fred's Hometown Discout Store Toyota 59 52   44 $134,675 Rear Gear    
38 27 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Ford 55 49   28.4 $142,825 Running    
39 20 71 Landon Cassill TaxSlayer.com Chevy 52 51 5 46.6 $134,450 Overheating 1 1
40 33 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 33 48 5 36.3 $134,375 Vibration 1 1
41 40 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 20 40   33.5 $134,225 Electrical    
42 37 55 Michael McDowell Curb Records Toyota 19 37   31.8 $134,125 Overheating    
43 35 13 Max Papis GEICO Toyota 15 34   34.4 $134,513 Engine