Kyle Larson Makes 4-Wide Move For Win In Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400

Brooklyn, MI – For most of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, it was a Toyota vs. Ford battle. After all, they led the first 200 laps, which happens to be the scheduled distance of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. But, this race went to overtime. With five laps-to-go, Michael McDowell and Paul Menard got into each other in Turn 2, bringing out the fifth and final caution of the day. That caution and the ensuing red flag for clean up would completely change the aspect…

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Johnson, Kahne To Backup Cars After Crashes In Final Practice at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – It was an expensive final practice session at the Michigan International Speedway for Hendrick Motorsports. First, Jimmie Johnson got loose in Turn 2 and got his No. 48 Chevrolet into the outside SAFER barrier with hard contract. The accident was a big impact, causing his HMS team to have to revert to their backup car for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). It’s not the first time he’d have to start in the back here, he did so this past June too. Also, three of Johnson’s last…

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Denny Hamlin Looking To Improve On 4th Place Finishes This Weekend at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – Nothing in life is guaranteed, but one thing practically is, and that is Denny Hamlin will finish fourth in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Michigan International Speedway. That is if Hamlin races. Hamlin’s longtime girlfriend Jordan Fish is pregnant with the couples second child and her due date was Thursday. She’s due any time. If she goes into labor, Hamlin is bolting and heading back to North Carolina. 

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Top 5 Favorites For Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – This weekend is proving to be tough to predict who will be strong for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). Ford drivers have been very strong at the Michigan International Speedway, but they’ve also only led two laps here back in June. Plus, they’ve only led just eight percent of the overall laps over the last five weeks. On the flip side, Toyota drivers have led 875 of the last 992 laps the last five races and with the two-mile Irish Hills track rewarding the manufacturers with…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – There’s just four races left in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. With that being said, the playoff battles for the final few spots are heating up. There’s currently 13 drivers locked into a playoff spot, but if someone new can win over the next four weeks, well they will be into the playoffs too. With just three wildcard spots open and four regular season races left counting Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Michigan International Speedway, there’s some drivers on this list that…

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Ford’s Strong on Friday, But Keselowski Hinting Toyota’s Playing Games at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI – Forgive everyone for thinking that Toyota teams would dominate this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. After all, Toyota drivers have led a combined 88-percent of the overall laps over the last five weeks of competition. With the two-mile track being a big horsepower track, Toyota’s have proven to have the most in the series right now. But, in practice on Friday morning, Ford had three drivers in the top six and five in the top 10 on the speed charts. In…

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Last Round Bobble Cost Ryan Blaney Shot at Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Pole

Brooklyn, MI – Ryan Blaney was five minutes away from the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. Blaney, led the way in the lone practice session of the day on Friday afternoon, then backed that speed up in his No. 21 Ford with being fastest in the first two round of Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) qualifying later on in the day. The pole was all but his. Until a bobble. 

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Erik Jones/Brad Keselowski Aiming For Wins At Hometown Michigan Track This Weekend

Two current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers hail from the great state of Michigan and both will be vying to win their first race at the the two-mile Irish Hills oval this weekend. Rookie Erik Jones has had some past success at MIS in other series, but on the Cup side, he has just one start, a 13th place effort back in June. Now, with needing a victory in order to make this year’s playoffs, he and his Furniture Row Racing team are going to do everything in their…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

We’re down to just four races to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season. After 11 straight weeks of a different race winner, Martin Truex Jr. stamped his name back in victory lane last weekend at Watkins Glen for his fourth victory of the 2017 campaign. But, with the Michigan International Speedway coming up next, this could be a chance to see a 14th different winner of the season. There’s so many guys that have yet to win a race this season, or one that counts for…

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