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NASCAR blows it on Indy rules package

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.

The high-drag aerodynamic package was supposed to improve passing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was clear from the first practice session for one of the most important races of the season that NASCAR did not meet its desired result.

Yet nothing was changed before Sunday's race, which featured just 16 lead changes. In fairness, that was one more lead change than last year's race at the Brickyard, but it was still the second fewest since 2011. NASCAR's statistics also showed that green-flag passes were down by 587 from last year.

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NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 K.Harvick 777 2
2 J.Logano 708 1
3 D.Earnhardt Jr. 677 2
4 J.Johnson 675 4
5 M.Truex Jr. 668 1
6 B.Keselowski 638 1
7 M.Kenseth 615 1
8 K.Busch 612 2
9 J.McMurray 602 0
10 D.Hamlin 591 1
11 J.Gordon 575 0
12 R.Newman 563 0
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