AJ Allmendinger wins inaugural Verizon 200

INDIANAPOLIS – AJ Allmendinger won the inaugural Verizon 200 at the Brickyard to score his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory and his first of the season. His margin over second-place Ryan Blaney was .929 of a second.

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #16 Hyperice Chevrolet, (L), and Matt Kaulig, owner of Kaulig Racing celebrate by kissing the yard of bricks after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

There were eight caution periods for a total of 25 laps.

Only 24 of the 40 drivers in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard finished on the lead lap.

Kyle Larson remains the championship leader after Indianapolis with a 22-point advantage over second-place Denny Hamlin.

Stage 1 winner was Tyler Reddick of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet).

Stage 2 winner was Tyler Reddick of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet).

Race extended 13 laps past its scheduled 82-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish.

Chase Briscoe

Chase Briscoe started second and finished 26th, and completed 94 of the 95 laps.

Briscoe was the highest finishing NASCAR Cup Series rookie for the 20th time this season. He finished ninth in Stage 1 to earn two bonus points and led once for 12 laps.

Kyle Larson remains the championship leader after Indianapolis with a 22-point advantage over second-place Denny Hamlin.

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, Aug. 22, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage on NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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