CORNELIUS, N.C. — Every crew chief wants to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Chad Johnston has been dreaming of it since childhood.
No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota crew chief grew up in Cayuga, Ind. racing midgets on the state’s short tracks. Like most Hoosiers, he’s dreamed of taking the checkered flag at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and afterwards kissing the famous bricks.
A Martin Truex Jr. victory Sunday would mean more than just fulfilling Johnston’s childhood dreams. A victory would significantly help the NAPA team’s effort to secure MWR’s first Chase for the Sprint Cup berth. The team is eighth in the standings, 50 points ahead of 11th place with just seven races before the start of the Chase.
Johnston On What Indy Means To Him: “All of the races pay the same in points. But, if I had to pick one race to win, Indy is the race that means the most to me. I have a tough time putting Indy into words. It ranks up there along with win...