Sunday afternoon, while it goes by a different name now, one of the more exciting NASCAR races of the year will take place as the Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com race will take place. Yes, this is more typically known to race fans as the Brickyard 400. Whatever you want to call it, though, the fact is that Kevin Harvick will be leading the way come Sunday.
On Saturday, Harvick was able to grab the pole for one of the most coveted races of the year, beating out Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski for the right to lead that pack at the Indianapolis race track. It’s the fourth pole of the season for Harvick.
Winning a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, no matter what circuit you’re driving on, is one of the biggest accomplishments that a race car driver can attain in their careers. So, grabbing the pole and giving yourself the early advantage in ultimately getting the win is crucial, and Harvick definitely has a leg up on everyone else at the moment.
To round out the top five, the defending champion of this race, Ryan Newman, qualified fourth, while Brian Vickers will take the fifth position.
As always, you can follow along with FanSided on Sunday for full coverage of the race formerly known as the Brickyard 400.