Restrictor Plate Package Proves To Be The Future Of NASCAR Racing in Michigan

I hear the drivers and what they’re trying to say about experimenting with different packages for the races in NASCAR’s premiere series, but after how this weekend went at the Michigan International Speedway, it’s never been more clear – restrictor plates are the best package to use on the 2-mile track. I’m not saying use it everywhere or even use it at any other tracks other than Daytona and Talladega who already use the plates, but Michigan is best suited to join those two venues now too. The XFINITY Series…

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Harvick Earns 6th Michigan Runner-Up Finish In Rain Shortened Race

Kevin Harvick has to be wondering what does he have to do to get back to victory lane at the Michigan International Speedway. Heading into this weekend’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Irish Hills race track, Harvick had won five of the first 14 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He also led a series-high 909 laps too. This was his chance to get back to victory lane in Michigan. 

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SHR, Penske Lead Strong Weekend For Fords In Michigan, Take 7 Of Top 8 Finishing Spots

We all knew that this weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway would likely be dominated by the Fords. This race was big for them. After all, it’s in their backyard. Plus, Ford drivers had won almost half of the races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season entering Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 and had led 54-percent of the overall laps too. With this being a horsepower track, Fords have proven to have the most. In practice on Friday, Ford drivers took eight of the top 10 spots…

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Late Pit Call Helps Bowyer Win Rain Shortened FireKeepers Casino 400 In Michigan

Clint Bowyer went 190 races without a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. But, in a weather delayed race at the Martinsville Speedway back on March 27, he finally went to victory lane. Now, 10 races later, he’s back. Bowyer, was declared the winner in Sunday’s rain marred FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. The race was delayed several hours for rain but late in the afternoon, the race was able to start. Unfortunately, 67 laps before the scheduled distance, rain began falling again and ended the race…

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Vettel Gives Ferrari 1st Canadian Grand Prix Win Since 2004, Hamilton Struggles In 5th Place Finish

Its been well over a decade since a Ferrari has won the prestigious Canadian Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher was the last to accomplish that feat in 2004. On Sunday, that 14 year drought ended with a win by Sebastian Vettel. The German earned his 54th career Formula One on Saturday then led flag to flag en route to his 50th career F1 victory. It was his third win of the season but first since going back-to-back to start the 2018 year off in wins in Australia and Bahrain. Since, Vettel…

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Hunter-Reay Continues Hot Streak With 4th Straight Top 5 Finish Saturday Night In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Other than Scott Dixon, no other Verizon IndyCar Series driver is as hot as Ryan Hunter-Reay is over the last eight weeks. At Barber in late April, he brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up to Josef Newgarden. After a disappointing day with dealing with mechanical problems during the INDYCAR Grand Prix and finishing 18th, the Andretti Autosport driver rebounded for a fifth place run in the May 27 Indianapolis 500. He hasn’t finished outside the top five since. 

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Hinchcliffe Has Solid Night In 4th Place Finish At Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – James Hinchcliffe knew that despite not having the speed in his No. 5 Honda like his teammate Robert Wickens had that he just had to be patient and work his way through the field for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. See, Wickens led the way in practice on Friday afternoon and qualified his No. 6 Honda fourth. Hinchcliffe, would start the race 15th. While Wickens was fast and even led 31 laps in the 248 Lap race, so was his Canadian teammate.…

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