Kasey Kahne passed David Ragan on the opening lap to take the lead and has been out front for most of the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has led 30 of the 34 laps as the first caution flies for debris on the race track.
The early mover has been Jeff Gordon, who started 8th and quickly streakd his way to the second position. The four-time Brickyard 400 champion led two laps before pulling onto pit road for his first stop of the day, which marked the first time a driver other than Kahne had led.
Kurt Busch made a move from fourth to second on the opening lap of the race, but he slapped the wall exiting the fourth turn and steadilly backslid to the seventh position.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who has dominated the last two Brickyard 400s only to be felled late both times, has yet to show a pace that will put him in contention. The highlight of his race, thus far, has been an incident with Jeff Burton on pit road.