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Paul Menard expects racing at Michigan to be similar to Talladega

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

Paul Menard is 200/1 to win at Michigan Sunday. Over the course of his Monster Energy Cup Series career, Paul Menard has had some of his best finishes at Michigan International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway.
The veteran driver of the No. 21 Menards/Nibco Plumbing Ford Mustang said he expects this weekend's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan will give him the feel of all three of those tracks. He said the lower horsepower/higher downforce handling package being used in the Cup series this season could bring packs of cars like those in restrictor-plate...
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Chase Elliott is 10/1 to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

Chase Elliott is 10/1 to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

Chase Elliott has best average finish in Michigan history. Chase Elliott on improving:
“We've had some good NAPA Chevrolets the last couple of weeks. We've been good, just not great and you have to be great to win these things. I'll go to work and try to do a better job, and we'll see what we can do ."
Elliott on Michigan strategy:
“I assume the outside lane will be really dominant on restarts. Getting up in that outside lane and getting in the draft will be big. I don't know if the guy up front will ever be able to get away or not. The thing about Michigan is that it is still very...
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Who will win the 100th NASCAR Cup race at Michigan?

Who will win the 100th NASCAR Cup race at Michigan?

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

Denny Hamlin won at Michigan in 2011. The NASCAR Cup Series has been racing twice a year at Michigan International Speedway since 1969, with the exception of 1973 when they raced only once because of a national fuel shortage. Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 will be the 100th Cup on the wide 2-mile layout located in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI., 74 miles southwest of the Motor City.
The 15th race of the season will be the seventh using the race package with engines producing 500 horsepower with nearly the same body design. This race is always about the manufacturers with Detroit so...
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Alex Bowman is 30/1 to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

Alex Bowman is 30/1 to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

Alex Bowman is knocking on the door hard for a win. Alex Bowman on continuing success into Michigan:
“The past five weeks we have seen improvements. Last weekend, we didn't have the greatest race and had some unfortunate things happen there at the end, but this team never gave up. I think going to Michigan this weekend will be good for our group. We have had some good races there before and it is a fast racetrack. The track is really narrow, so we will see how this package races on Sunday.”
Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, will be available to members of...
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Kyle Busch is 11-to-4 favorite to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

Kyle Busch is 11-to-4 favorite to win 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

KYLE BUSCHTasting Victory
Kyle Busch was fourth at Michigan last June. HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina - If there's one driver in NASCAR's top series who knows all about the taste of victory, it's Kyle Busch.
The driver of the No. 18 M&M'S Hazelnut Spread Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing didn't take long to taste the new M&M'S Hazelnut Spread in victory lane, scoring a win in just the second race with the popular new product from M&M'S adorning his No. 18 Toyota Camry last weekend at Pocono Raceway.
It was his 55th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win that not only tied him with NASCAR Hall...
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Michigan NASCAR Cup Series Notes: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

Michigan NASCAR Cup Series Notes: 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400

2 years ago   |   By NASCAR notes

Stewart-Haas racing swept 2018 at Michigan. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesNext Race: FireKeepers Casino 400The Place: Michigan International SpeedwayThe Date: Sunday, June 9The Time: 2:00 p.m. ETTV: FS1, 1 p.m. ETRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioDistance: 400 miles ; Stage 1 ,Stage 2 , Final Stage 2018 Race Winner: Clint Bowyer
Busch keeps reaching historic heightsFresh off a historic 55th career victory at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Busch is hoping to keep his momentum heading into Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR...
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