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INDIANAPOLIS THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

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INDIANAPOLIS THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

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Kyle Busch, who drives the No. 18 Toyota, had a rough day at Indianapolis but earned NASCAR’s regular-season title. [AP/ AJ MAST]

1. Kyle’s championship

Kyle Busch captured the NASCAR Cup Series regularseason title, 15 bonus points, and got a trophy. He was not happy finishing eighth at Indy. “Ugly day,” Busch said before the award presentation. “That’s not what we were hoping for; grand scheme, cool to get bonus points.”

2. Late cautions

Two cautions over the last 16 laps helped Brad Keselowski overtake Denny Hamlin for the win. Hamlin was not happy. He said the yellow flags were shown for “meaningless guys who wrecked.” Hamlin got into the playoffs on points.

3. Tough brakes

It’s rare to see multiple brake- system failures, but caused the yellow flag to come out of the holster. Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace each had brakes come apart. Truex main-Wallace crashed hard into the outside wall.

— Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.com