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Up to Speed: Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan Preview

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won 10 of the 14 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 15thrace of the season, the series visits the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway for the Corrigan Oil 200. No Cup drivers, teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, stage racing, and two races remaining before the Playoffs are just some of the storylines heading into the 15thrace of the season at Michigan.

Coverage for the Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET. Michigan has been on the Truck Series schedule since the 1999 season. The 2.0-mile track has hosted the 15thrace of the Truck Series season once before in 2011. In 18 races at Michigan, 16 drivers have visited victory lane. In fact, the last 13 races have produced 13 different winners.

The last time the Truck Series visited Michigan International Speedway, Bubba Wallace earned the victory in dramatic fashion. Wallace took the lead with 11 laps to go and had to hold off Austin Cindric, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and others in the draft. He beat Bell to the line by 0.176 seconds. Four drivers that finished in the top-10 that day are entered in Saturday’s race. Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter are the only former winners entered in the race.

By the Numbers

What: Corrigan Oil 200, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 15

Where: Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, Michigan (Opened: 1968)

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, 1:00 p.m. ET / MRN and SiriusXM Channel 90

Track Size: 2.0-Mile D-Shaped Oval

Banking: 18 degrees in the turns, 12 degrees on the frontstretch, 5 degrees on the backstretch.

Race Length: 100 Laps, 200 Miles (Three Stages, 30/60/100)

2017 Race Winner: Bubba Wallace – No. 99 Maestro’s Classic Beard Wash & Butter Chevrolet Silverado (Started ninth, 11 laps led).

Track Qualifying Record: Joey Logano (38.370 seconds, 187.647 mph – 8/15/2014).

Storylines Heading into the Corrigan Oil 200:

There are several storylines going into this weekend’s race to watch for:

  • Korbin Forrister returns in the No. 7 Now Matters More Toyota Tundra for All Out Motorsports.
  • John Hunter Nemechek returns in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports.
  • Bo LeMastus will be in the No. 17 Crosley Brands Toyota Tundra for DGR – CROSLEY Group.
  • Tate Fogleman returns to the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports.
  • Josh Reaume will have Lodestar Guidance as the primary sponsor of his No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing.
  • Spencer Davis returns in the No. 51 JBL / SiriusXM Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
  • Matt Mills will be in the No. 54 J.F. Electric / Crosley Brands Toyota Tundra for DGR – CROSLEY Group.
  • Bayley Currey will be in the No. 83 Fr8Auctions.com Chevrolet Silverado for Copp Motorsports.

Weekend Schedule (All Times Eastern)

Friday, August 10

  • NCWTS Practice 1 (1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. on Fox Sports 1)
  • NCWTS Practice 2 (3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. on Fox Sports 1)

Saturday, August 11

  • NCWTS Qualifying (9:30 a.m. on Fox Sports 1)
  • NCWTS Corrigan Oil 200 (1:00 p.m. – 100 laps, 200 miles – on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM Channel 90, and the Motor Racing Network)

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Seth Eggert is a college student that has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors his peers in multiple subjects.