Pole sitter Kevin Harvick was victorious in the Brickyard 400 for the second time in his career (the first came in 2003) in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick (Stage 2 winner) dominated the race, leading 118 of the 160-lap event.
Joey Logano (Stage 1 winner) crossed the line second, 6.118 seconds behind Harvick.
Mobile native Bubba Wallace went home with an outstanding third-place performance, the second top three of his career, while William Byron and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five.
The rest of the top 10 featured Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman, Chase Elliott and Paul Menard.
The 16-driver field is set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and includes top seed Kyle Busch (2,045 points), Hamlin (-15), Martin Truex Jr. (-16), Harvick (-17), Logano (-17), Brad Keselowski (-21), Elliott (-27), Kurt Busch (-34), Alex Bowman (-40), Erik Jones (-40), Kyle Larson (-40), Blaney (-41), Byron (-44), Aric Almirola (-44), Bowyer (-45) and Newman (-45).
Jimmie Johnson, who came into the race likely needing a win to advance to the postseason, wrecked on a restart on lap 105 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since its inception in 2004.
Daniel Suarez was another driver vying for one of the final spots in the 10-race playoffs but came up short.
Talladega Superspeedway’s second MENCS race of 2019 is set for Oct. 13 with the running of the 1000Bulbs.com 500. It will be the second race in the round of 12 of the playoffs.