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(photo courtesy IMS) (photo courtesy IMS)
4:00 PM UPDATE

Jeff Gordon got the checkered flag, after starting second off the pole. Kyle Busch came in second.

3:45 PM UPDATE

Jeff Gordon gets the lead off the restart and opens a lead.

3:30 PM UPDATE

Race leader Kasey Kahne hits the pit on Lap 127. Jeff Gordon takes over the lead.

3:15 PM UPDATE

50 laps to go, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon are your Top 3.

2:55 PM UPDATE

Danica Patrick returned to the track just as Trevor Bayne crashed in Turn 3 on Lap 97 after a tire went down.

2:30 PM UPDATE

Denny Hamlin reclaimed the lead by Lap 67 as the leaders headed into the pits. A caution flag was waved for Danica Patrick's #10 car. She entered the garage so her crew could work on her rear axle and replaced her rear gears. She is expected to return to the race but repairs are taking long enough, she is likely looking at a last place finish.

2:15 PM UPDATE

Denny Hamlin gave up his lead at lap 56 for a four-tire stop as light rain started again at the Brickyard.

2:05 PM UPDATE

Kyle Larson temporarily took the lead, but gave it up for a four-tire stop on lap 43. Denny Hamlin now leads.

1:55 PM UPDATE


Kasey Kahne takes the lead in Lap 32 as sprinkles begin falling on the yard of bricks.

1:45 PM UPDATE


Jeff Gordon held a 4 second lead and even began lapping traffic in the first 20 minutes of the race, but lost it for a two-tire stop at the competition yellow on lap 22.

ORIGINAL POST

SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Kevin Harvick started the 2014 Brickyard 400 in the pole position after sweeping all three qualifying rounds Saturday.

Jeff Gordon start in 2nd position but after the first lap, took the lead in turn one. The Indiana native won the first Brickyard 400 in 1994 and has four titles in all, needing one more to tie Michael Schumacher for most wins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Harvick won at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the pole in 2003.


Brickyard 400 Starting Grid

Kevin Harvick Jeff Gordon Brad Keselowski Ryan Newman Brian Vickers
Tony Stewart Kurt Busch Juan Pablo Montoya Joey Lagano Kasey Kahne
Jimmy Johnson Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Danica Patrick Kyle Larson
Clint Bowyer Austin Dillon Carl Edwards Greg Biffle Trevor Bayne
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Marcos Ambrose Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jamie McMurray Martin Truex J.
Casey Mears Denny Hamlin Michael McDowell Paul Menard Josh Wise
Justin Allgaier Ryan Truex Michael Annett David Gilliland Alex Bowman
AJ Allmendinger Landon Cassill David Ragan Cole Whitt Travis Kvapil
   
Aric Almirola Reed Sorenson Bobby LaBonte    
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