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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Dillon Wins Thrilling But Rain Shortened LTi Printing 250

Its been nearly two years since Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon had been to victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Well, that 56 race drought is now over. Dillon, held on to win Saturday’s rain shortened LTi Printing 250 at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first since at Bristol on Aug. 19, 2016. He led 18 of the 91 laps on the 2-mile, D-shaped oval in his No. 3 Chevrolet for his ninth career series win and first at Michigan. 

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Ford Drivers Strong This Weekend in Michigan

It should come to no surprise that the Ford drivers were strong so far this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. Ford as a whole has won eight of the first 14 races (57%) to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They’ve also led 54-percent of the overall laps too with leading 2,420 out of the 4,462 possible circuits. So, when we head to a horsepower track like the 2-mile track in Michigan, it shouldn’t come to a shock whatsoever that Ford drivers have been leading the charge…

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Larson Surprisingly Struggling This Weekend In Michigan

Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, everyone assumed that Kyle Larson and Chip Ganassi Racing would be the ones to beat. Larson, has been dominant in his four career Cup Series starts at Michigan. He’s won three of them, including all consecutively. His worst Cup finish on the 2-mile, D-Shaped oval is third. Back in Fontana, a track like Michigan, Larson brought his No. 42 Chevrolet home runner-up. Last weekend in Pocono, he finished second again. He heads to Michigan on the…

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Kurt Busch Earns FireKeepers Casino 400 Pole (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Ford was the power to beat on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway. Six of the top seven starters for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are from the blue oval. The quickest though? That distinction goes to Kurt Busch. He circled the 2-mile, D-shaped oval with a speed of 203.361 mph in his No. 41 Ford for his second pole of the season and 24th of his career, tying him with Alan Kulwicki for 30th all-time. Busch, won at Michigan in 2015 and has four straight…

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5 Favorites and a Sleeper For Saturday’s LTi Printing 200 (1:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is back in action with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend for the LTi Printing 200 (1:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). I’ve been spot on all season in picking the winner for each of the 12 races, so why not make it 13? Here are my five favorites to watch at the Michigan International Speedway. 

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Prime Sports NASCAR, Race Review Online Podcast To Preview Sunday’s Race In Michigan

Greg DePalma, PSN’s C.J. Radune and Eric Smith of Race Review Onlinerecap Martin Truex Jr.‘s statement victory at the Pocono 400 and look ahead to Sunday’s race at Michigan, where Truex should have won last August but couldn’t derail Kyle Larson‘s third straight win at the track. They also discuss growing buzz about the possibility of a new aerodynamic package put into play.   Listen here

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