Kyle Larson Records First His NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Win
The fans at Michigan International Speedway saw the first win in Kyle Larsonís career in the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday.
With 10 laps to go on a restart, Larson found himself side-by-side with race leader Chase Elliott. Both drivers spun their tires on the restart as they tried to gain position, but it was Larson who was able to make the quicker adjustment.
2016 Michigan II: Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Quotes
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion - Finshed 3rd
"It was a typical crazy restart at Michigan here at the end. It is about getting a good launch and push. It looked like Kyle got a good launch and maybe something happened to the 24. I was able to give him a push, a really hard push, and got sideways there and was able to get the lead. The 42 just drove away. Those two cars, the 42 and 24 were pretty close. They both had a lot of speed. We were right there though, just a notch behind."
2016 Michigan II: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Quotes
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS - RACE WINNER
TALK ABOUT THE EMOTION OF WINNING, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
"I was teared-up that whole last few laps because I could just feel it. It was finally going to be it. This one is for the Clauson family. We really miss Bryan. We love you guys. Weíre going to miss him. We parked it for him, so thatís really cool.
"We had a lot of work to do for that first third of the race, and got it done. Thanks to Target. Thanks to everyone on this team. Chad (Johnston, crew chief) and the pit crew and everybody. We messed up that last stop by we made it back."
2016 Michigan II: Watch NASCAR Sprint Cup LIVE Streaming, Timing, Weather & TV Schedule
By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons continues today as 47th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan is set to roll. TV coverage today will start airing at 1:30 PM ET on NBCSN. With the race coverage to officially begin at 2 PM ET.
The pole sitter Joey Logano and his No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford will lead the field to the green flag. The Pole sitter has won this event four times in the last six events held at the track since 2013. The last Polesitter to claim victory was Joey Logano earlier this year.
If you'd like more or need alternative coverage you can check out web streaming, live-timing, and radio.
For LIVE timing and scoring be sure to check out nascar.com which has LIVE timing and scoring, and lap by lap updates.
LIVE audio web streaming can be found at MRN as the company handles the call of the race on the radio/internet beginning at 1 PM ET.
You can also check out RaceView Premium which is a virtual 3-D Video of race action with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts. RaceView Audio is also available and streams all 43 drivers' in-car audio and Officials' channel.
As for the weather, it should be a cloudy day and temperatures in the mid-80s. There is slight - 20% - chance of rain.
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2016 Michigan II: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Saturday Notebook
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
IS JIMMIE JOHNSON READY TO MAKE A CHARGE IN THE CHASE?
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jimmie Johnson was looking for a glimmer of hope, and he found it in Friday afternoonís NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway.
No, Johnson didnít win the pole for Sundayís Pure Michigan 400 (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN). That distinction went to Joey Logano. But Johnson ran second in the knockout session, and whatís more important, the six-time champion and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates outshined the entries from Joe Gibbs Racing, the dominant organization in the series this year.
"I do believe weíre showing signs (of improvement)," Johnson said. "And Iím living it, so I guess Iím looking for those little signs and rays of light and maybe others donít see it. And I really try hard not to BS you guys when you ask the questions.
"But I could say in the last couple of months, we have seen some bright spots. We just need a little more consistency with it; and then most importantly, stop making mistakes. Iím part of that as well."
"I was surprised after the first couple of rounds when we werenít as fast as the last time we were here. We were eighth going into the final round but great adjustments to find a little bit more speed out of this thing. I was down there waiting and Todd said, ĎTake it!í So I said, ĎYeah, I am going to take it.í So I got pumped up and I had the attitude that we were going to grab it or we were going to crash. It worked out well."
2016 Michigan II: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying Quotes
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWEíS CHEVROLET SS - QUALIFIED 2ND
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU CAME OUT OFF PIT ROAD IN FRONT OF CARL EDWARDS? WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO HIM?
"Plain and simple, sorry. I hate that he had to run a second run and put more laps and temps in his tires. It was just a simple mistake made. And itís awfully confusing for the spotters to send us out as cars are finishing their laps. The two cars in front of him and the one car behind him were finishing and he clearly was not. We were under the impression that he was. I feel terrible. Iím glad that he still got a decent starting spot out of it.
Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Career for Veterans Ford F-150 met with media members prior to opening Truck Series practice Friday at Michigan to discuss his season to date, a huge sponsor weekend and more.
TYLER REDDICK, No. 29 Cooper Standard Career for Veterans F-150 - BIG WEEKEND FOR YOU AND YOUR SPONSOR AS YOU LOOK FOR A WIN TO GET INTO THE CHASE. "Yeah, obviously as I am sure a lot of you know it is the Careers for Veterans 200 so it is a really big deal for Cooper Standard and the Careers for Veterans program. We have a lot on our shoulders and we will have over 3,000 people here on behalf of Cooper Standard and over 40 Veterans that will do the invocation for us. Yeah, we need to go out there and win this race. That would be great for our guys. We just have to go get it done."
2016 Michigan II Q&A: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski comes back to Michigan International Speedway in search of his first victory at his hometown track Sunday afternoon. The Rochester Hills, Michigan, native spent the morning driving the 1901 Sweepstakes exact replica on track with NBCís Kelli Stavast and delivered the Heritage Trophy to MIS President Roger Curtis. Keselowski spoke about the experience and more.
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion - HOW IS THE NEW AERO PACKAGE (laugter) "It is good. I had a blast. That is the new low, low, low downforce. It is good we gave Roger his trophy back, the manufacturer trophy that Ford had from Joeyís win here in the spring. Hopefully we can get that back here on Sunday. That would be great. I am glad to be in Michigan. Happy to be here."
2016 Michigan II: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Friday Notebook
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
NEEDING A WIN, BIFFLE FEELING POSITIVE ABOUT RETURN TO MICHIGAN
BROOKLYN, Mich. - No doubt about itóGreg Biffle needs a win in the next three weeks if he wants to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Biffleís 2016 season has all but defined Murphyís Law. Just about everything that could go wrong for the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing team has gone wrong. From catastrophic crashes to ill-timed pit stops, Biffle has suffered through a campaign that currently finds him in 22nd place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
Though Biffle has finished 39th in a 40-car field three times this season, after crashes at Texas, Indianapolis and Watkins Glen, there is a saving grace. Though the record doesnít show it, Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates had shown significantly more speed than they did a year ago, when Biffle finished 20th in points.
2016 Michigan II Q&A: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Alex Bowman
ALEX BOWMAN, INTERIM DRIVER, NO. 88 AXALTA/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed representing Axalta and the University of Michigan, what he would be doing if he was not in the No. 88 Chevrolet SS, the feel in the car so far and many other topics. Full Transcript:
WHAT IS IT LIKE REPRESENTING THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN THIS WEEKEND? "Itís been really cool. Obviously, itís not under the circumstances that I would like to be here, but just really thankful for the opportunity and really cool to have Axalta and the University of Michigan on board. Iím going to go to dinner with some of the studentís tomorrow night. Itís cool to have Axalta partner with the business and engineering program over there and get to meet a bunch of really smart kids."
2016 Michigan II Q&A: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle comes to Michigan International Speedway with past success in his mind and the need for victory Sunday afternoon. Biffle spoke with media members at MIS Friday afternoon prior to Sprint Cup Series qualifying.
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 Roush Performance Ford Fusion - "GREG, YOUíRE A FOUR-TIME WINNER HERE AT THIS RACE TRACK. WHAT IS THE SECRET TO CONQUERING MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY? "Well, itís a great track to race on. You have to have a car that gets around this place good. Each end is different, and what I like about the race track is no matter how your car is driving, you can adjust your line around the race track. Maybe run a little bit higher on one end than the other to compensate if your car is a little too loose or is doing something that you donít like.
2016 Michigan II Q&A: NASCAR Sprint Cup - Austin Dillon
AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 CHEERIOS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed the first practice session, his position for making this yearís Chase and many other topics. Full Transcript:
ON HIS OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND AT MICHIGAN: "I feel pretty good. One of my better tracks, but struggled a little bit there in practice to find some speed. I feel like things will change here come to qualifying time. We usually pick it up about qualifying. Cheerios Chevy is decent to drive. We just have to keep working on it."
IS IT UNUSUAL FOR YOU GUYS TO UNLOAD AND NOT HAVE THE SPEED YOU WERE EXPECTING? "I think the track is a little different. I think they put tire rubber down in certain areas, so I think it is throwing us off a little bit, but Iím used to it. We will be able to fight and figure it out. We struggled for two years before this and had some really bad practices. We are only 16th itís not that bad. We were just hoping for a little bit more coming after Pocono. We had a really strong couple of practices, races and stuff, so hopefully we can turn it around here in the next couple of hours and go qualify really well."
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