In overtime, Kasey Kahne held the lead to start with Brad Keselowski next to him.Before anyone could get going a massive pileup occurred on the track.Busch looked as if he would make history as the first driver to win three consecutive Brickyards when he led the first 71 laps — and 87 overall.But when Truex’s car slid up the track, both cars hit the wall.That opened the door for Kahne, who had struggled all season.And as the crashes happened behind, Kahne overcame muscle cramps to hold on for his 18th career victory and first since Atlanta in August 2014.On Sunday, one of the more chaotic Brickyard 400 races ever took place from Indianapolis.
But when Truex’s car started to spin on Lap 111, everything changed. 18 car, sending both into the wall and flames shooting out of the bottom of Truex’s car.
INDIANAPOLIS — Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in nearly three years.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver won under caution in the race that took more than six hours to complete, finally finishing in fading light after 167 laps and double overtime. Afterward, Kahne went to Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield medical center.
— driving the two fastest cars — going out in a crash with 49 laps to go.
That was only a prelude the nutty final 20 laps that included five crashes, two of which brought out red flags.