Michigan International Speedway Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud used a combination of smarts, speed and strategy to win Round 3 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge on Saturday, the Chevrolet 275 at Michigan International Speedway. Reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Pagenaud beat Team Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin by 13.409 seconds – a deceptively large margin in a thrilling race that featured nine leaders and 18 lead changes. It was his first victory in the virtual racing series, in which NTT INDYCAR SERIES athletes and special guests compete in the iRacing computerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third at Michigan International Speedway – in a virtual INDYCAR. You’ve read that right. The two-time Daytona 500 champion had enough fuel to bring his No. 3 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet home in one piece in Saturday’s Chevrolet 275. “I really appreciated the invite. I think I need to do a better account of myself as far as just showing some pure speed. I wasn’t really able to show it today,” Dale Jr. on his debut sim open wheel race. “We had aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Michigan International Speedway has created some buzz in the world of motorsports as stacked 31-car field will compete in Saturday’s Chevrolet 275, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr. However, it’s far from the biggest angle as there’s one topic on the minds of not just the two-time Daytona 500 champion, but also NTT IndyCar Series regulars Conor Daly and Sage Karam, and that’s staying out of trouble. It can be interpreted under two different scenarios. Those being experience navigating the intense oval that’ll see tight packs and noRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — In a series in which the only predictable trait has been unpredictability, the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge could get even wilder during Round 3 on Saturday, April 11. That’s because the virtual racing series featuring stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and some special guests is moving to an oval – the super-fast, wide, 2-mile Michigan International Speedway – after the first two rounds took place on natural road courses at Watkins Glen International and Barber Motorsports Park. The Chevrolet 275 will feature exciting, tight action forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge takes a virtual visit to the Irish Hills of Michigan International Speedway Saturday with the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ryan Hunter-Reay making their league debuts. It’s also the first time Michigan and Indy car racing are mentioned in the same breath since 2007 when the sport last ran the real-life two-mile circuit. Tony Kanaan scored the victory on what was an unforgettable day for Andretti Autosport (then known as Andretti Green Racing). Although Kanaan ate someRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two drivers misfortunes became one man’s tremendous gain. That man was Daniel Suarez, who finished fifth in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. After facing near disaster during Saturday’s final practice when a tire went down, Suarez’s quiet race day led to his third top-five this season and the first since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ last visit at Michigan in June, where he scored a fourth. More importantly, Suarez cut down his deficit from 23 down to six markers with just threeRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent William Byron had just enough fuel to score a top-10 finish at Michigan International Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver restarted inside the top-10 in the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the edge of the fuel mileage window. Byron battled Kyle Busch, Ryan Preece, as well as his teammates Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver also managed his fuel while battling for position. In doing so, Byron lost positions to Busch and Preece in the closing laps.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ben Rhodes may have been on the outside looking in when the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Grid was set after the conclusion of Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway, but the Thorsport Racing driver now has a renewed vigor to turn things around over the remaining races of the 2019 campaign. Entering the regular season finale on the two-mile track, Rhodes was in a must win situation after coming up short on a trip to Victory Lane in the first 15Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Young’s Motorsports driver Tyler Dippel came close to becoming a playoff upset and earned his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series top-five finish. In overtime, Dippel’s No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado lined up on the outside. The rookie driver followed fellow rookie Sheldon Creed as the duo challenged Austin Hill for the lead of the Corrigan Oil 200. Creed and Dippel cleared Brett Moffitt and Harrison Burton by the exit of turns one and two. However, neither driver were close enough on the highRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Austin Hill’s victory in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway provided sweet relief for two-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. With Hill’s second victory of the season, Crafton has a chance to run for a third title, having cliched the final spot in the series Playoffs on points. The outcome—and Crafton’s fate—weren’t decided until the final moments of a race that went five laps beyond its scheduled distance of 100 laps. For two nail-biting laps ofRead More