News & Multimedia

Ragan Puts Roush Fenway On First Pole At Brickyard

David Ragan continued Roush Fenway Racing’s domination of the first two days of the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine, winning the pole Saturday, July 30 with a lap of 182.994 mph.

Roush Fenway ruled all three practice sessions at this event, with Matt Kenseth leading the opening practice Friday and Greg Biffle on top of the second practice Friday and pre-qualifying practice Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But Ragan stole the show in qualifying, claiming the first Brickyard 400 pole for himself and Roush Fenway late in the session in the No. 6 UPS Hall of Fame/Ned Jarrett Ford.

“It sounds good,” Ragan said. “Brickyard winner would sound even better. This is the first step to winning the race tomorrow. Our UPS Ford has been fast. It’s been fast in qualifying trim. We still need to work on it a little bit for race trim. We’re just a little off, but I have a lot of confidence in our team that we can make the right decisions tomorrow and be up front.”

The 160-lap race starts at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday.

Kasey Kahne will join Ragan on the front row after turning a lap of 182.927 in the No. 4 Red Bull Toyota. Three-time Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson will start third in the No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet after a qualifying lap of 182.801.

Penske Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski qualified fourth and fifth, respectively, trying to deliver 15-time Indianapolis 500-winning car owner Roger Penske his first Brickyard 400 victory.

Busch was fourth at 182.671 in the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, with Keselowski fifth at 182.556 in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge.

The first four spots in the starting field are occupied by each of the four manufacturers competing in NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon will start eighth after a lap of 182.242 in the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet.

Indiana natives and Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart share the 12th row in the starting lineup. Newman qualified 23rd at 181.320 in the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet, with Stewart 24th at 181.251 in the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet.


2011 Brickyard 400 tickets: Tickets for the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine remain available Race Morning.

Fans wanting to attend the race need to go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket office at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road or to one of the satellite ticket offices, located outside of Gates 3, 6, 9 and 10. All ticket offices will open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 1 p.m. Fans holding print-at-home tickets will be admitted only at Gates 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 10.

Tickets start at $30 for general admission. Children 12 and under will receive free general admission when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Ragan Puts Roush Fenway On First Pole At Brickyard
Ragan Puts Roush Fenway On First Pole At Brickyard
David Ragan continued Roush Fenway Racing's domination of the first two days of the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine, winning the pole Saturday, July 30 with a lap of 182.994 mph.
Read More
Related Media
Kevin Harvick
Monday Racing Roundup: Harvick Advances With Clutch Win at Dover
Forced to win at Dover International Speedway to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes alive Sunday, Kevin Harvick did just that, dominating Sunday’s AAA 400 to stave off elimination from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Read More
Tony Stewart
Stewart Officially Announces Retirement from Sprint Cup
Tony Stewart officially announced his retirement from NASCAR Sprint Cup racing after the 2016 season on Wednesday, saying the choice was “100 percent mine” and that he’s not done racing in other series.
Read More
Matt Kenseth
Monday Racing Roundup: Kenseth Wins as Harvick Runs Dry at N.H.
Kenseth, who came to pit road for fuel and tires on Lap 239, triumphed for the fifth time this season (tops in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series), for the second time at the Magic Mile and for the 36th time in his career. He finished 8.941 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who nursed his car to a runner-up finish despite a late-race issue with the right front wheel.
Read More
Denny Hamlin
Monday Racing Roundup: Hamlin Wins Chase Opener at Chicagoland
Hamlin’s first victory at Chicagoland, his second of the season and the 16th of his career ensured the driver of the No. 11 JGR Toyota will advance from the Challenger Round to the Contender Round of the Chase, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire and the second race of the postseason.
Read More
NASCAR Green Award
IMS Wins Award for Solar Farm at NASCAR Green Summit
For more than 100 years, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has stood for moving forward and breaking records. The IMS Solar Farm continues this tradition, and was recently recognized with an award at the NASCAR Green Summit.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 654
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at
Latest Tweets
.@PippaMann was at IMS with Breast Cancer #survivors, do you remember her first #Indy500 -
about 10 hours ago