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Pace Laps: Using the Bumper and Short Track Excursions

CUP: What A Drag – Michigan’s high-drag package was dragged down by poor reviews from the start. Drivers complained openly leading into the weekend that passing was problematic; loose conditions getting behind another driver bogged them down aerodynamically and left everyone running in place. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth Soars to Third Michigan Victory

Matt Kenseth was nearly untouchable on a hot Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Leading 146 laps from pole position in the Pure Michigan 400, Kenseth brought himself and Joe Gibbs Racing another victory, their sixth in eight races and ninth overall in 2015. Show More Summary

Some Bite Their Tongues, Others Criticize High-Drag Package Following Hot Michigan Race

After two attempts at running the high-drag rules package, the stars of NASCAR seem to agree about one thing: They never want to see it again. The package, instituted in today’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, as...Show More Summary

Carl Edwards Voices Frustration Over Restart Policy Following Pure Michigan 400

While Matt Kenseth celebrated his third win at Michigan International Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards was left scratching his head in frustration. Edwards, who started the 400-mile race in third, found himself in the lead heading to a restart on lap 125 of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Show More Summary

Too Thin: NASCAR Confiscates Splitters From Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski Cars

Sunday’s pre-race inspection at Michigan International Speedway proved interesting for one of NASCAR’s top teams. Team Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite and No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Fords, driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, respectively,...Show More Summary

XFINITY Breakdown: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

There was nothing acceptable about Saturday’s result for Regan Smith unless he crossed the finish line ahead of everyone else. After aggressively going after Ty Dillon following a wild race at Watkins Glen, the former full-time Cup Series driver was determined to get back into Victory Lane. Show More Summary

Bump and Run: Regan Smith wins Mid Ohio with a last lap pass

Short track moves on a road course? Yes, it can be done, and Regan Smith perfected it on Saturday afternoon at Mid-Ohio, scoring the victory in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 after passing Alex Tagliani on the final lap. In a...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch Captures First Truck Series Win at Michigan

Kyle Busch’s checklist is getting shorter and shorter. Checking off Michigan International Speedway on the win list in the Camping World Truck Series, Busch overcame a speeding penalty on lap 27 to win the Careers for Veterans 200 – his second series win of 2015 and 44th of his career. Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: Careers for Veterans 200

In a Nutshell: Pit road issues gave way to pure speed and talent in a wild Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Busch overcame an early speeding penalty and multiple late-race restarts to claim his second-consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Show More Summary

Alex Tagliani on Pole for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

It seems that if you want to win on a road course in the XFINITY Series, you are going to have to go through Team Penske to do it. They have four of the past seven road course events in the series, and will try to make it five out of eight on Saturday afternoon.... The post Alex Tagliani on Pole for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 appeared first on Frontstretch.

Martin Truex, Jr. Tops Final Practice at Michigan

Martin Truex, Jr. continued a run of strong superspeedway showings on Saturday, topping final practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Truex ran a scorching 37.553-second, 191.729-mph lap to top the session for Furniture Row Racing. Show More Summary

More Grass: Kyle Busch Criticizes Michigan Infield Following Practice Spin

One thing is certain about Kyle Busch: He isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Busch, who qualified sixth for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, will have to start at the rear of the field after reverting to a backup car following spin early in Saturday’s final practice session. Show More Summary

Matt Crafton Tops Qualifying in Michigan, First Pole Since 2012

Two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Matt Crafton has accomplished a lot in the last two years, but on a warm Saturday morning in Michigan, he earned something he hadn’t obtained since 2012: A pole award. Crafton laid...Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick Paces Early Michigan Practice

Six days after coming up just short of a victory at Watkins Glen, Kevin Harvick topped Saturday’s early morning practice session at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick averaged 194.784 mph in a 36.964-second lap to lead the session, just.071 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Kenseth (37.035). Show More Summary

Off the Wall With: John Hunter Nemechek

Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are…well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the race car. This week, we’ve got rising Truck Series star John Hunter Nemechek. Show More Summary

2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Pure Michigan 400

Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this...Show More Summary

IMSA Announces New Partnership, 2016 Schedule

With a new partner and strong schedule, IMSA is ready for another strong year in 2016. The organization used part of its “State of the Series” presentation to announce a new entitlement partnership with WeatherTech, along with 10-year extensions with current partners TUDOR and ROLEX. Show More Summary

O’Donnell: NASCAR Maintains 2015 Rules Package for the Chase, Minimal Schedule Changes for 2016

NASCAR may be testing low-downforce and high-drag packages in the races leading up to the Chase, but the Chase itself will stick with the original 2015 rules package. NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell confirmed the official rules of the 2015 Chase in a press conference shortly after meeting with teams at Michigan International Speedway. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Dominate Michigan Qualifying

If Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway was any indication, Joe Gibbs Racing is the team to beat. Matt Kenseth put down a scorching 36.458-second lap to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Show More Summary

Hit Your Marks: Justin Marks Tops XFINITY Practice at Mid-Ohio

Looking to make the most of a rare opportunity, Justin Marks topped the charts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks put down an 85.082-second lap to lead the way in Friday’s final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice. Making a rare start for...Show More Summary

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