2009 Brickyard 400: A Different View

This video blog takes a different look at how certain events affected the outcome of this year's Brickyard 400 race in Indianapolis

Gary Spencer

Yesterday I posted a video blog with highlight's from this year's Brickyard 400 that also included the somewhat controversial finish where a rule infraction by then lap leader Juan Pablo Montoya paved the way for Jimmie Johnson to make a run at the top spot and eventually got the win. While doing the search for video footage, I found an alternate video showing a different view of the chain of events that helped Jimmie Johnson pick up the victory in Indianapolis.

Right at the start of this clip you can see Dale Earnhardt Jr's vehicle going up in smoke and into pit row. Race leader Juan Pablo Montoya was in the middle of a green flag pit stop, and when Jr. came into the pit lane, Montoya's take off was ruled a penalty for speeding in pit row (supposedly he was only going tenths of a mile over). Throughout the race footage you can hear Montoya pleading his case against the penalty and cursing NASCAR. It was an unfortunate incident for Montoya, but a gain for race winner Jimmie Johnson.