Tag Archive: Michigan International Speedway

Aug 13

Kyle Larson foils Truex to boost Michigan winning streak (+video)

“This win feels amazing to steal one in a way”

Kyle Larson steamed to his third victory of the season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, making a bold move in an overtime restart for his third straight Michigan International Speedway win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 11

Keselowski bags Coors Light Pole, leads Penske 1-2 in qualifying (+video)

Keselowski piloted the Team Penske No. 2 Ford to a blazing-fast lap of 203.097 mph around the 2-mile track

Brad Keselowski zoomed to the Coors Light Pole Award in Friday qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

Kyle Larson wins Coors Light Pole at Michigan

“We made some good adjustments there for that final round” – Larson

Kyle Larson photo Getty Images Martin Truex Jr. thought he had the pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 — until Kyle Larson made the last run in the final round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

Joey Logano wins at Michigan

In the second race that featured NASCAR’s new lower-downforce package, Joey Logano lowered the boom — again.

Joey Logano

There was one major difference between Logano’s victory in Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway and his win May 21 in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. This one counted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and punched Logano’s ticket into the Chase playoffs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victory

Kenseth quickly exhibited his mastery of the high-drag aerodynamic package

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victoryFrom 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Gordon’s strong restart leads to win at Michigan

Four-time champ holds on after passing Logano on final restart

Jeff Gordon - © Brian Lawdermilk -NASCAR via Getty Images So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Pure Michigan 400

There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway

Pure Michigan 400 logo A look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Pure Michigan 400 on August 17 (1 p.m. ET on ESPN). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 10

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans 400

There have been 89 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR logo A look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 15th. TNT’s coverage begins at noon (ET). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Right place, right seat for Greg Biffle

NASCAR logoGreg Biffle’s most recent top-five finish was a victory in June’s race at Michigan International Speedway.

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Aug 12

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Pure Michigan 400

There have been 88 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway A look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Pure Michigan 400 on August 18. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 10

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans 400

There have been 87 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 16.

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Aug 18

Piquet Jr takes maiden NASCAR Truck Series victory at Michigan

It is the first race win for a Brazilian driver in the history of the series

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD Truck Series2011-02-18_0404Nelson Piquet Jr took his maiden victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series today at the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway, driving the No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports. It is the first race win for a Brazilian driver in the history of the series and comes just two months after his NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Road America in June.

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Aug 14

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Pure Michigan 400

The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969.

Michigan International Speedway NASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Pure Michigan 400 on August 19.

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Jun 17

Goodyear to make tire change for Quicken Loans 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway

Quicken Loans 400GoodYear logoGoodyear will make a tire change for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The decision was made Friday evening after teams had tires that were blistering following Friday’s practice sessions at the newly-repaved 2.0-mile track.

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Jun 14

NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams test at newly repaved Michigan International Speedway

Teams on the fast track for second week in a row

Quicken Loans 400NASCAR logoFor the second consecutive week, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams tested on a newly repaved race track and the reaction coming out of Thursday’s test session at Michigan International Speedway ranged from “holding your breath” to “being quite a rush.”

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Jun 13

NASCAR National Series News and Notes

Keselowski Cracks Top 10, Shakes Up Chase ‘Wild Cards’

Quicken Loans 400NASCAR logoBrad Keselowski knows how to make an entrance. And an impact. The Rochester Hills, Mich., driver ranks among the top 10 for the first time in the regular NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings entering Sunday’s “home” race at Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski finished fifth in points a year ago but qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ as the first Wild Card.

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Jun 12

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans 400

Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the “Irish Hills” of Southeastern Michigan

NASCAR logoQuicken Loans 400Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 17.

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May 24

Pierre Bourque back on track at Michigan International Speedway

Following up his successful race outing last month at Talladega Superspeedway

Pierre Bourque - 6 Revolution Resources - Fight Network - OCR Gas Bar Toyota Pierre Bourque Talladega CarProminent Canadian NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque continues to keep his racing skills sharp prior to the start of his 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racing program. This Wednesday Bourque will climb behind the wheel of the #6 Revolution Resources – Fight Network – OCR Gaz Bar Toyota fielded by Eddie Sharp Racing for another full ARCA test session, this one at the super fast two mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

SAE International to partner with F1 in Schools in the USA

SAE International has partnered with F1 in Schools to host the USA F1 in Schools National Finals.

F1 in schools logoBernie Ecclestone - UNITUS Racing - F1 in SchoolsThis prestigious student event, which last year produced the F1 in Schools World champions, UNITUS Racing, will take place at Michigan International Speedway from May 11th – 13th, linking with a Formula SAE event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

NASCAR: Harvick continues feud with Loganos

Kevin Harvick criticized Joey Logano for his racing etiquette

Also the driver’s father for getting too involved in his son’s racing issues, as the feud between the two drivers continued. Speaking at Michigan International Speedway, the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader reviewed a series of incidents that started in a Nationwide Series event at Bristol back in March, a clash that went beyond an on-track exchange and involved Logano’s father in the aftermath. Read the rest of this entry »

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