Indianapolis Motor Speedway has always been a hard place to race at for stock cars.
If you think about our typical superspeedways, they have long straightaways with high-banked corners. Now our short tracks are short straightaways with flat corners. When they built Indianapolis they married the two together. It has long straightaways with flat corners.
The other thing about Indianapolis is it features long green runs. The downside to that is it doesn't give these teams too many opportunities to adjust on their race cars. The teams that can get their car close to perfect before the race starts have a better chance of winning that event.
If you look at the statistics from our 19th race at the Brickyard, you will find something really interesting. Fifteen of those 19 races have been won by NASCAR Sprint Cup champions. This is a classic example, as I see if it, of the old saying "the cream rises to the top" when it comes to racing at the Brickyard 400. I think that is what happened S...