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Aug 15
Saturday

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Second Practice Session Speeds

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick - with a lap speed of 194.784 mph - was the quickest early Saturday morning during the second Pure Michigan 400 practice session at Michigan International Speedway. Sunday's pole-sitter, Matt Kenseth, was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 194.411 mph, and he was followed by Kyle Larson (194.013) who was third, Kyle Busch (193.976) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (193.934) was fifth. Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers were Ryan Newman (193.892 mph) who was sixth, Denny Hamlin (193.882) seventh, Austin Dillon (193.793) eighth, Tony Stewart (193.757) ninth and Carl Edwards (193.715) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed. "Happy Hour" (final) practice will follow NASCAR Camping World ... FULL STORY »

Austin Dillon is Top Chevy SS Qualifier at Michigan

Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, prepares to drive during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Six Team Chevy Drivers in Top 12 BROOKLYN, Mich. – (August 14, 2015) – Austin Dillon led the way for Team Chevy by qualifying fourth forSunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race.  He ran a fast lap around the 2-mile ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth leads JGR sweep of top 3 starting spots at Michigan

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich.—Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota crew woke a sleeping giant just in time for qualifying for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) at Michigan International Speedway. But Kenseth jokingly ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st Did you expect all the Joe Gibbs Racing Camrys to qualify so well? “Maybe the one, two, three, but I didn’t think I’d be in the three. This is ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway face uphill battle in attempt to make Chase

2015 NSCS Driver, Greg Biffle (ORTHO) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich. – Greg Biffle is feeling the stress. Since NASCAR introduced the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2004, there has never been a playoff in NASCAR’s premier series without a Roush Fenway Racing driver in the ... FULL STORY »

Sprint Cup Races Whet Erik Jones’ Appetite

Erik Jones (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) Beyond planning to run the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing next year, 19-year-old phenom Erik Jones doesn’t have any specifics about his 2016 deal. But two trips in a Sprint Cup Series car—the first in a relief role ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Starting Lineup

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, walks on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images The top-three starting positions for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Pure Michigan 400  will be occupied by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammates, as Matt Kenseth will take point -  with a speed of 197.488 mph - by capturing the pole Friday night at Michigan International Speedway. This was ... FULL STORY »



Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, holds a press conference before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images
Beating The Heat At Michigan International Speedway
Posted 08.14.15
Based on concerns raised by drivers with respect to high temperatures in the driver compartments at Indianapolis, where the high-drag aerodynamic package was first used, NASCAR is mandating that three of the 14 available ducts channeling air into the cars remain open, and without dampers. To Jeff Gordon, there was ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.14.15
JOEY LOGANO, No. 21 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th) – “Well, we aren’t in first so we aren’t satisfied with it. Qualifying here is very interesting, for sure. I had my hands full I can tell you that much. I was sawing away at it but I had a ...FULL STORY »
(L-R)Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis speaks to Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, during a press conference before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images
Gordon earns a stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
Posted 08.14.15
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 14, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis congratulated NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon on his final event at MIS with a vacation at the iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. “I know Jeff didn’t want his final year to be the ‘Rocking Chair ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, holds a press conference before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 08.14.15
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 PEPSI CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and discussed his memories of racing at MIS, his thoughts on the high downforce package teams are competing with this weekend and many other topics. IS THIS A PLACE YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Carl Edwards, on track in the No. 19 Arris Toyota Camry. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.14.15
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams make their second and final appearance of the 2015 season at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, and early Friday afternoon, Carl Edwards - with a lap speed of 196.046 mph - was the quickest in the first Pure Michigan 400 practice session. Reigning series ...FULL STORY »
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Aric Almirola Under the Weather
Posted 08.14.15
Aric Almirola is under the weather today with what the team hopes is a 24-hour virus. In an effort to allow Almirola to rest and recover, two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton has been tapped to practice the No. 43 Armour Ford today at Michigan International Speedway. ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 08.14.15
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Are you looking forward to racing here at Michigan? “With this organization, I feel like we have been running really good here the last few months and hopefully we can continue this weekend.” How do you approach this race with the aero ...FULL STORY »
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Seventh Annual NASCAR After The Lap® Event And Sweepstakes Returns
Posted 08.14.15
All 16 Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers To Attend Sweepstakes Prizes Include 2016 Ford F-150, Trips To Las Vegas, and more DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (AUGUST 14, 2015) — NASCAR® announced today that NASCAR After The Lap, sponsored by Ford and Sprint, will return to Las Vegas for its seventh-consecutive ...FULL STORY »
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2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Greg Biffle & Jack Roush
Posted 08.14.15
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion and team owner Jack Roush, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway Friday morning to kick off race weekend in the Irish Hills. Roush and Biffle are no strangers to success at MIS over the years with Biffle securing ...FULL STORY »


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