Tyler Reddick dominated the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard to earn his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory and first in Indianapolis. There was no doubt Tyler Reddick had the quickest car all weekend. The third-year driver capitalized with it.
Multiple late-race cautions brought his fate into question, but Reddick was not denied and scored his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory in overtime Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, leading 38 of 86 laps en route to the win after starting the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard from the pole.
The caution flew at Lap 77 after the right-front fender of Christopher Bell’s No. 20 Toyota ripped apart on the front straightaway after the right-front tire failed. That set up a restart with three laps remaining in regulation.
The ensuing restart brought chaos with it. Chase Elliott spun from second at the exit of Turn 1 and collected Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron. In the same corner, Chase Briscoe and Kyle Busch collided and spun through the left side of the Turn 1 grass. Three corners later, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr. and Austin Dillon collided in Turn 4, resulting in the No. 3 Chevrolet sitting stuck in the gravel, necessitating a caution flag and overtime period.
In overtime, Reddick restarted on the front row alongside AJ Allmendinger, last year’s winner of the inaugural Indy Road Course race and Saturday’s Xfinity race. Ross Chastain bolted ahead of the field using an access road to get around Turns 1 and 2, forcing Reddick to run him back down. Reddick passed Chastain around the outside in Turn 13 to set sail and take the checkered flag first.
Chastain crossed the line in second place but was ultimately penalized by NASCAR and relegated to a 27th-place finish, the final car on the lead lap.
Reddick was one of few cars to avoid calamity around the 2.439-mile course in Speedway, Indiana. More than half of the 38-car field was involved in some on-track scuffle.
The most serious of the day came at Lap 61, when Kyle Larson lost his brakes at the end of the front stretch. He pitched his No. 5 Chevrolet sideways but thundered into the right-front corner of Ty Dillon’s car in Turn 1, sending both cars careening into the outside grass. Both drivers were OK, but their respective vehicles were destroyed.
Following Chastain’s penalty, Austin Cindric is scored second with fellow rookies Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland scoring career-best finishes in third and fourth, respectively. Bubba Wallace rounded out the top five.
Joey Logano, Allmendinger, Michael McDowell, Cole Custer and Chris Buescher completed the top 10.
This story will be updated.