Michael McDowell raced to his second NASCAR ‘crown jewel” victory Sunday, dominating the Brickyard road course race — and putting himself in the playoffs for the second time in three years. McDowell beat Chase Elliott across the yard of bricks by less than a second, in the road-course race that had only one yellow flag. Pole winner Daniel Suarez was third as the regular season winds down. McDowell also won the 2021 Daytona 500. Sunday’s victory put him on the short list of Cup drivers to reach victory lane at Daytona and Indy, a list that includes names such as the late Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Jarrett.