Articles tagged ‘The Irish Hills’

Aug 15

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with SHR’s Jeff Burton, Greg Zipadelli and Brett Frood

Stewart-Haas Racing Logo THE MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  I thank you for your time this morning.  Certainly appreciate it.  Up here is Jeff Burton, our interim driver of the No. 14 car this weekend.  Greg Zipadelli, VP of competition, Stewart Haas Racing, and Brett Frood executive vice president of Stewart Haas Racing. There will be some questions that we simply will be unable to answer.  There is an ongoing investigation to the tragic accident that took place last Saturday night.  We're going to respect the process and the people involved in that investigation. With that we're here today simply to brief everyone on our current plans, and that includes Jeff Burton in the No. 14 car here at Michigan.  No decisions have been made regarding any upcoming ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr. to Miss Friday’s Practice and Qualifying at MIS

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, right, and girlfriend Sherry Pollex take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2014) -- Martin Truex Jr. will miss Friday's practice and qualifying sessions at Michigan International Speedway. Recently, Sherry Pollex, Martin’s longtime partner and girlfriend was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sherry and Martin would like to thank the ... FULL STORY »

Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier in car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Michigan International Speedway Pure Michigan 400 | August 17, 2014 Back to Michigan...Justin Allgaier will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend. Allgaier's NSCS debut at MIS ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR TidBits – Aug. 11 – 17, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo 500 TOYOTA STARTS:  Toyota driver Kyle Busch is set to make his 500th career NASCAR start in a Toyota Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Michigan International Speedway.  In 499 starts, Busch has compiled the most Toyota victories -- 114 ... FULL STORY »

The Budweiser Party Porch features live entertainment all weekend

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (August 13, 2014) – The day does not end when the on-track activity concludes at Michigan International Speedway in August. Instead, the action moves to the Budweiser Party Porch in Turn Four where live music continues late into ... FULL STORY »

Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 13, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will drive the No. 7 Pilot Flying J / Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevrolet SS this weekend at Michigan International Speedway for the 23rd race on the 2014 calendar. Annett's ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Q&A with Driver Greg Biffle

2014 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is still looking for his first win of the 2014 season, but Michigan International Speedway could be the perfect place for that to happen.  Biffle has four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight) - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview
Posted 08.13.14
RACE INFO: Event: Pure Michigan 400 Date/Time: August 17/1 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Joey Logano 2013 polesitter: Joey Logano Distance: 200 laps/400 miles Track Length: 2  miles Banking: 18 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Watkins Glen Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 24th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International after contact from behind in Turn 7 with less than seven laps remaining sent the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer in car - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer Hoping Irish Eyes will be Smiling
Posted 08.13.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Michigan International Speedway this weekend. Located in the Irish Hills, the 2-mile track is known for its high speeds. Clint Bowyer brings his No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota to the 1,400-plus acre facility looking for a win. Bowyer and several other drivers ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, climbs into his car in the garage area - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview
Posted 08.13.14
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway   No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT MICHIGAN: In 30 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Michigan, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 9.8.  He’s completed 5,772 of 5,895 (97.9 percent) ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview
Posted 08.13.14
Carl Edwards – PURE MICHIGAN 400 ADVANCE Team: No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-927 Backup Chassis: RK-904 Twitter: @RandyPR99 ADVANCE NOTES  Watkins Glen Recap o   After surviving eight cautions, Edwards found himself in the catbird seat directly behind Marcos Ambrose and A.J. Allmendinger for the final restart.  Edwards drove his No. 99 Cheez-It ...FULL STORY »
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Home is where Victory Lane is for Chevrolet Drivers and Teams
Posted 08.12.14
The Bowtie Brand Looks for MIS Sweep DETROIT - (August 12, 2014) – When Jimmie Johnson pulled into Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for the first time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career in June, he set the stage for Chevrolet to sweep both races at MIS this weekend ...FULL STORY »
NSCS No. 55 Crew Chief Scott Miller - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Aaron’s Dream Machine Team Focused on Sunday’s Race and Monday’s Test
Posted 08.12.14
CORNELIUS, N.C.  — The No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has a lot of work left in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. With just four races remaining to earn a berth in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, driver Brian Vickers knows winning is the most likely way he’ll join the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Looking for Reversal at Michigan International Speedway
Posted 08.12.14
DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2014) – The last time Martin Truex Jr. competed at Michigan International Speedway it was both a short and long day for the Furniture Row Racing driver Truex’s No. 78 Chevrolet got caught up in an accident on Lap 8 of 200 at the Michigan June race. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Zest) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Pure Michigan 400 Race Preview
Posted 08.12.14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Pure Michigan 400  Advance Team: No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 902 - last raced at Pocono– finished 15th. Backup Chassis: RK- 877 - last raced at Loudon- finished ninth. ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Michigan International Speedway o   Stenhouse has three career Sprint Cup starts at MIS with an ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion
Almirola and No. 43 Team Look to Michigan as Gauge of Improvement
Posted 08.12.14
Hope Changes Made since June Reflect on Track In June, the No. 43 Eckrich Ford team tested at Michigan International Speedway. When they competed in the June event, they didn't feel like the car was where it needed to be. They spent the last two months working on simulations to improve ...FULL STORY »

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