The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Big Machine Vodka 400 on Sunday afternoon
was high pressure for the bubble drivers around the cutoff line trying to race
their way into the playoffs with a win.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It was the kind of day Bubba Wallace had likely pictured as a kid – a triumphant performance on one of racing’s brightest stages. His third-place finish in Sunday’s Big Machine Records 400 at the Brickyard was his best showing since a runner-up finish in the 2018 season-opening Daytona 500.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Jimmie Johnson emerged from a required check-up in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield care center fine physically but obviously disappointed to have his amazing run of NASCAR Playoff contention end with an accident on lap 105 of Sunday’s 160-lap Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard – the regular-season finale and his last shot at championship eligibility.