Kyle Busch wins second-straight pole at Indianapolis

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is facing his last chance for an elusive win at the Brickyard

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is facing his last chance for an elusive win at the Brickyard

It's been an interesting year so far, and you could even call it a little unusual.

Last race: Steve Torrence took first outside of Chicago.

Logano finished eighth in this race past year.

This is one of the most talked about storylines of the season, but it's still a big shocker.

And while he's been dominant in Indy, kissing the bricks in back-to-back years, he's failed to reach Victory Circle since his win last July.

"For us I felt like in turn one I just got a little bit too loose and slid the back of the auto from the center out of the corner and probably gave up a little bit too much in turn two", Harvick said after his run, "Our goal was to run the same lap in every round and we accomplished that and where it fell, it fell, and today it fell second".

Stenhouse celebrates after winning the GEICO 500. But two months later, he surprised everyone again when he won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. "Certainly, there's no other race I've won probably that's been any bigger than the Brickyard 400". He led 95 laps and was ahead last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when he sped on pit road resulting in a penalty. Busch and Carl Edwards - who all but retired - were major factors, combining for four consecutive wins at one point. Rookie of the Year frontrunner William Byron placed third at New Hampshire last week. But that doesn't explain why Busch, Hamlin and Matt Kenseth have struggled. JGR won 12 times a year ago. Fast facts: Torrence heads into the Western Swing with five wins in his last eight events as he seeks his first world title. Where the 2003 Cup Series champion's career goes from here is anybody's guess.

He's searching for his first win of the season and his third-straight Brickyard 400 win. "For us, since we are locked into the playoffs, we can gamble a little and try to earn some stage points".

Kyle Busch has won this race in three of the five years it has taken place, including the last two years.

Next race: Overton's 400, July 30, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Since then, the No. 22 Ford driver has struggled. But through the next ten events, he did so only twice, he's wrecked three times and he has an average finish of 23.3.

And he might start to wonder when he'll be back in the winner's circle, not just there but anywhere.

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