Shane van Gisbergen earned another top-10 in the NASCAR Cup Series and beat all other road course ringers by double-digits Sunday at Indy.
The Chicago winner started eighth and was the only ringer to earn stage points as he placed ninth in stage one.
Kostecki qualified 11th but went to the rear of the field which put him behind from the start.
He made his way inside the top-15 but it didn’t last long. His team put him on an alternate strategy that had him pitting 16 laps later than van Gisbergen and others.
In the end, Shane van Gisbergen finished 10th while his Supercars competitor Brodie Kostecki finished 23rd.
Kostecki finished two spots ahead of 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button who had an eventful day.
Button started 31st then fell behind after a pass-through penalty early on in the 77-lap green-flag run.
Then, after squabbling with and get his payback on Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Button scrapped together a 28th-place finish.
Stenhouse wasn’t any ringer’s friend. After he regrouped from Button’s payback, Stenhouse locked up the brakes and spun Kamui Kobayashi in turn one.
Turn one wasn’t kind to Kobayashi as he locked up the brakes early on in the 77-lap run and slid off-course.
Kobayashi finished 33rd after starting 28th.
Mike Rockenfeller and Andy Lally weren’t immune from the contact. Rockenfeller bumped Lally off-course with six laps to go while racing for 25th.
Rockenfeller took the spot and improved to 24th at the finish while Lally finished 30th.
Rockenfeller and Lally will return to the NASCAR Cup Series next Sunday at Watkins Glen International.