Kevin Harvick ‚ÄĒ Scored his third win in the last seven races. And got car owner Tony Stewart to climb the fence once again at Indy. Win also helps Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team build momentum just in time for the playoffs.
Ryan Newman ‚ÄĒ Snapped a five-race streak of finishes outside the top 10 with an eighth-place finish to secure the final playoff spot.
Jeb Burton ‚ÄĒ Matched his career high with a fourth-place finish in Saturday‚Äôs Xfinity race and was overcome with emotion afterward. Burton is running a part-time schedule and seeks to run full-time again. He‚Äôll be back with JR Motorsports at Texas and Miami.
‚ÄĒ Dustin Long (@dustinlong) September 7, 2019
Jimmie Johnson ‚ÄĒ His remarkable streak of 15 consecutive years in the postseason ends after a year of struggles. His wreck while racing Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron for sixth place kept Johnson from having a chance to make the playoffs Sunday.
Cup car owners ‚ÄĒ¬†Eight cars were eliminated by accidents in Sunday‚Äôs race. That‚Äôs more cars eliminated by crashes in the last four Cup races combined. Sunday proved expensive to some teams.