Michigan International Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Leaving last Saturday’s LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Darrell Wallace, Jr’s win in his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made headlines throughout NASCAR nation. However, the win is making headlines for a different reason after NASCAR announced the penalties from the weekend. The No. 99 MDM Motorsports team failed post-race inspection and was given a Level 1 penalty due to issues with the bed cover on their Chevrolet. Per NASCAR, “Vent holes at the bed top must be configured forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week NASCAR Editor David Morgan will break down the top storylines from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we break down the Pure Michigan 400 from Michigan International Speedway. The Two-Mile King There’s something about two-mile tracks that just fits Kyle Larson’s driving style. Since breaking though for his first Cup Series win at Michigan last August, Larson is undefeated on two-mile tracks, winning at Auto Club Speedway earlier this season, followed up by a sweep of both Michigan racesRead More
By Matt Crossman, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Sitting in his racecar during a red flag delay near the end of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson pondered the possible routes to an overtime victory. He was in fourth-place and would restart for the final two-lap shootout behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Larson hadn’t had a fast racecar all day at Michigan International Speedway, but he thought with a gutsy move on the restart, he could steal a win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Pit strategy helped Chris Buescher score a top-10 finish in the Pure Michigan 400. Buescher was off-sequence throughout most of the race before finally finishing in sixth. After staying out and catching a caution with 13 laps to go, Buescher found himself one of eight yet to pit. With just 14 drivers on the lead lap, crew chief Trent Owens’s strategy worked out. Buescher’s No. 37 Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Chevrolet SS was primed for a to-10 run. The late-race pit strategy for the JTG-Daugherty RacingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway was a bright day for just Erik Jones while the rest of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series struggled. All four of the ROTY contenders have experience at the 2-mile oval. Erik Jones was the best rookie, finishing third in the No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all day long. Jones battled for both the lead and the race win.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor The 2017 season hasn’t gone quite to plan for Trevor Bayne and his No. 6 team. While his Roush-Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has visited victory lane twice and will be one of the 16 drivers competing for the championship in the playoffs, Bayne had managed only two top-10 finishes prior to Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Despite the struggles his team has faced this season, Bayne came into the Pure Michigan 400 ready to turn things around and when the checkered flagRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Michigan twice a year, the battle between the three manufacturers in the series takes on a new life with two of the three being based down the road in Detroit. After Brad Keselowski, a Ford driver, won the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 on Friday evening to give Ford the top three drivers in qualifying, comments were made indicating that he thought Toyota, which has been the dominant manufacturer in recent weeks, was sandbagging atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After an exciting battle for the lead, Austin Cindric earned his fifth-straight top-10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Cindric finished fifth in the No. 19 Draw-Tite / Reese Brands Ford F-150 at Michigan International Speedway. Cindric ran up front all race long, leading a career-high 24 laps in the final stage of the LTi Printing 200. After losing the lead to eventual race winner Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr., he made a daring attempt to retake the lead in turns one and two.Read More
By NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), after taking the top spot from fellow Ford driver Ryan Blaney, who had posted the fastest times to that point, but bobbled twice in his run in the final qualifying round on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., a Detroit suburb 99 miles from Michigan International Speedway. He is a big fan of Detroit and University of Michigan sportsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Currently on the outside of the eight driver playoff field looking in, Grant Enfinger is looking forward to a strong run at Michigan International Speedway. He sits eighth in points in the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra, just four points behind the cutoff, held by Ryan Truex. Enfinger has one previous start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the two-mile oval. He started ninth and finished eighth. He also has five ARCA Racing Series starts at Michigan with one top fiveRead More