There is perhaps no more historic setting on the Cup schedule than when the stock cars come rolling into the rectangular oval of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brickyard has been on the Cup schedule since the mid-90s making this the 27th race for NASCAR’s top series to be running here.

It’s a 2.5-mile layout that makes more of a rounded rectangle than a pure oval as the four corners are separated by the short chutes. Each corner is banked at nine degrees and the width of the track being wide enough for three-wide racing for sure and perhaps as wide as five-wide on restarts but typically after the restarts the field stretches out to single-file racing and passing cars one at a time.

Laps led have been a bit tricky here as in half the last six races there’s been one driver that’s led more than 100 laps and the other half, they’ve been split pretty evenly over several drivers. So it’s not a terrible idea to approach lineup construction in the same way with some builds focusing on one perhaps two dominators and the other builds spreading around the laps led picks throughout the lineup.

Average Points Scored By Position

These charts show the average points scored by starting spot over the last four races here regardless of driver in those spots.

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