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Aug 16
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Kyle Busch soldiers to 11th-place finish, gains valuable points

2015 NSCS Driver, Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich.— The driver who used to be disgusted with a second-place finish was reasonably happy with his 11th-place run on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Needing to tighten his hold on a position in the top 30 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, Kyle Busch did exactly that in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills—and he accomplished the feat after starting from the rear of the field in a backup car. Busch moved up one position to 29th in points, but he bought himself some breathing room—18 points over 30th-place Justin Allgaier and 23 over 31st-place Cole Whitt. If Busch can maintain a top-30 position after the next three races, he’ll be ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick Powers to a Second-Place Finish at Michigan

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich. – (August 16, 2015) – Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Kevin Harvick, had another strong performance in his No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevy SS at Michigan International Raceway with a runner-up finish in the Pure Michigan 400, ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth cruises to dominant Sprint Cup victory at Michigan

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Sarah Crabill/Getty Images BROOKLYN, Mich.—From Matt Kenseth's point of view, the competition package NASCAR used at Michigan International Speedway could well have had a big, bright bow on it. The Coors Light Polesitter for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Toyota driver Matt Kenseth was victorious in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Michigan International Speedway. Kenseth started from the pole position and led a race-high 146 laps (of 200) en route to his third victory of the 2015 ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Race Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 2ND WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE TODAY? “We just fought a lot of things today.  Just really proud of everybody on our Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet for fighting back today.  We had some handling ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Results & Point Standings

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Getty Images From the pole to victory lane, Matt Kenseth dominated Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Pure Michigan 400, as Kenseth leads the most laps and finishes 1.722 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick for the victory at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Kenseth, ... FULL STORY »

Ford Performance 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Performance Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 21 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th – Finished 7th) “My team did a good job and we executed fairly well. We had a couple bad restarts but a good one there at the end to make up ... FULL STORY »



Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.15.15
Martin Truex Jr., with a lap speed of 191.729 mph, was the fastest Saturday afternoon in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Last week's series event winner, Joey Logano, was second fastest in the session with a lap speed ...FULL STORY »
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
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 08.15.15
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 ...FULL STORY »
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
Austin Dillon is Top Chevy SS Qualifier at Michigan
Posted 08.14.15
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 Michigan International Speedway (MIS) of 195.918 mph in 36.750 seconds ...FULL STORY »
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
Matt Kenseth leads JGR sweep of top 3 starting spots at Michigan
Posted 08.14.15
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 credited a sleepless night—brought on by worry over teammate Denny ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 08.14.15
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 all about Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and everybody that works ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Greg Biffle (ORTHO) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway face uphill battle in attempt to make Chase
Posted 08.14.15
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 field. That could change this season, unless Biffle or one ...FULL STORY »
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
2015 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Starting Lineup
Posted 08.14.15
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 Kenseth's third series pole and 13th top-10 start of the ...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 »


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