Tune in at 1:19 PM ET for coverage of the Brickyard 400. Scott Johnson will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
What's going on everyone, after a week off, welcome back to 17 straight weeks of NASCAR action. I'm Scott Johnson, and welcome to Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400.
The command has been given, and engines have been fired.
Denny Hamlin is your pole sitter, followed by the 99, 20, 43, 16, 48, 18, 27, 24, 17.
Cars have rolled onto the track, even though they were parked on the track already.
@Jimmy Hey Jimmy, welcome back.
For those viewing at home, remember that ESPN has taken over coverage starting today. Not sure if the commercial difference will be the same as TNT's coverage, but I hope not for you.
ESPN already off to a bad start, calling Steve Addington, Darian Grubb.... Ouch.
Going green next time by, 160 laps total.
We're underway in Indy. Hamlin is your race leader, but Edwards is right beside him.
1/160 laps - Hamlin gets clear of Edwards, now has a 5 car lead over Edwards, Jimmie takes 3rd spot.
2/160 laps - Hamlin is a man on a mission, he has a sizeable lead over the 99 now.
3/160 laps - Cars now in single file on the frontstretch, Hamlin is still your race leader.
4/160 laps - Jimmie Johnson now comes around to battle Carl for the 2nd spot.
5/160 laps - Jeff Gordon passes Logano for the 6th spot.
5/160 laps - Johnson passes Edwards for 2nd spot, now charging to catch up to Hamlin
@The real spoiler Both outside of the top 15.
7/160 laps - Stewart who started in 28th, is now in 22nd, and moving up quickly.
8/160 laps - Jeff Gordon reporting that he's "real tight turning up in there, loose off"
9/160 laps - The #19 (Mike Bliss) has gone to the garage.
10/160 laps - Hamlin has a 1.2 second lead over Johnson. Biggest gainers are Cassill (+8), Bowyer (+7) and Truex Jr. (+6)
@Spoiler 11, 48, 99, 18, 16.
Kyle Busch is reporting a little vibration in his car.
Carl Edwards is running off pace. Kyle Busch passes him for 3rd place, as does Kenseth.
13/160 laps - Carl Edwards headed to pit road. Wow, not a good start to him.
14/160 laps - Looks as if Carl has an engine issue so they'll pop the hood. Might be a valve spring, will keep you updated.
15/160 laps - Carl is now 41st, and will go a lap down so far.
@Gustavo Looks like a valve spring issue Gustavo, he's still on pit road.
16/160 laps - Carl heads back onto the racetrack, he has lost 2 laps.
16/160 laps - Jamie McMurray is in, for a scheduled pit stop. Trackbar adjustment, 2 right side tires.