NSCS: Pure Michigan 400 Preview

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Race Info

Date- Sunday August 19th, 2012

Location- Brooklyn, Michigan

Start Time- 1:16 PM EST

Distance- 200 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 74 F Low 54 F

Chance of rain- 30%

Isolated Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010- Kevin Harvick

2009- Brian Vickers

2008- Carl Edwards

2007- Kurt Busch

Notables yet to win Pure Michigan 400

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Dale Earnhardt Jr looks to sweep both Michigan races in 2012 and regain points lead

Jimmie Johnson looks to win for the first time at Michigan and keep point’s lead

Kyle Busch looks to win back to back Pure Michigan 400’s

Marcos Ambrose looks to win back to back races and get a wild card spot

Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne look to keep wild card spots

Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose all looking for wild card spots, if one of them wins, there in

Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski look to rebound after coming up short at Watkins Glen last weekend

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kasey Kahne, Marcos Ambrose

Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Trevor Bayne

Event Schedule

Cup Series Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Qualifying 4:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 8:30 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 11:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Race, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM EST Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- Irwin Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tennessee

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Stanley Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Office J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Fifth Third Bank John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville, TN Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
22 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Pittsburgh Paints Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Jimmy Johns Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Wheaties Richard Childress
32 T.J. Bell Reno, NV Ford TBA Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Long John Silver’s Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet Gunselman Motorsports Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Taco Bell Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Wix Filters Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Eckrich Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Clorox Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet HendrickCars.com James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Mike Skinner Susanville, CA Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Geek Squad Jack Roush
119 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA Ford Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
191 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Ford Humphrey Smith Racing Mark Smith

 

 

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