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Aug 15
Saturday

2015 NCWTS Career for Veterans 200 Starting Lineup

2015 NCWTS Driver, Matt Crafton at Michigan International Speedway for the Career for Veterans 200 - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images Late Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), it was the current points leader, Matt Crafton - with a qualifying lap speed of 184.502 mph, capturing the pole for this afternoon's Career for Veterans 200. This was Crafton's first series pole and ninth top-10 start of the 2015 season, his eighth series career pole in 351 races and his second series pole in 14 races at Michigan International Speedway. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Daniel Hemeric, will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 183.833 mph, and he will be followed by Austin Dillon (183.444 mph) starting third, Ben Kennedy (183.118) fourth and Timothy Peters (183.090) starts ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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 »

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 »

Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford Performance Logo 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. ... 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 »
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, sits in his truck during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images
2015 NCWTS Career for Veterans 200 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.14.15
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion and current points leader, Matt Crafton, showed the fastest way around Michigan International Speedway late Friday afternoon, as he ran a lap speed of 186.659 mph in the final Career for Veterans 200 practice session. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, ...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 NASCAR Driver, Justin Marks - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NXS Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.14.15
In the final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 practice session on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it was Justin Marks - with a lap speed of 95.575 mph - at the top of the speed chart at it's conclusion. Ty Dillon, who was the fastest in ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver, Ty Dillon (Yuengling Light) and RCR Team Owner, Richard Childress - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2015 NXS Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.14.15
From the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) on Friday, it was Ty Dillon - with a lap speed of 95.660 mph - who was the fastest during the first Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 practice session. Dillon's fellow Richard Childress Racing (RCR) teammate, Brian Scott, was second fastest ...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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