F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


Aug 17, 2014 - 06:56 AM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)



Top Stories
· 2014 Milwaukee: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Chevrolet On Pole! (Aug 16, 2014)
· 2014 Czech Rep GP: MotoGP Qualifying Results - Brilliant Marquez takes Brno pole (Aug 16, 2014)
· 2014 Mid-Ohio: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Buescher, Ford Win! (Aug 16, 2014)
· 2014 Michigan: NASCAR Truck Race Results - Sauter, Toyota Win! (Aug 16, 2014)
· 2014 Mid-Ohio: NASCAR Nationwide Qualifying Results - Hornish Jr, Toyota On Pole! (Aug 16, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: Verstappen To Get 2015 Toro Rosso seat ? (Aug 14, 2014)
· F1: Nasr to Sauber seat 'possible' for 2015 ? (Aug 14, 2014)
· F1: Schu medical records suspect was German ? (Aug 11, 2014)
· F1: Alonso wants $50m per year for new Ferrari deal ? (Aug 6, 2014)
· F1: No F1 'popularity' crisis meeting for now ? (Aug 5, 2014)
More Rumors!


2014 Michigan II: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview
Posted by: ASkyler on Aug 17, 2014 - 06:51 AM
NASCAR News
2014 Michigan II: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-Up & Race Preview


By Mike Sulka

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series has raced 90 times at Michigan International Speedway since their first event in 1969. All-time David Pearson has the most wins with nine - in 29 tries - followed by Cale Yarborough (8 wins/36 races) and Bill Elliott (7 wins/58 races).

Michigan International Speedway was built in 1968 at a distance of 2.0-miles. The D-shaped oval has 18 degree banking in the turns with 12 degree banking on the 3600 foot frontstretch and 5 degree banking on the 2242 foot backstretch. The track surface is still new, which has allowed speeds to increase to over 203 mph! When the house is full the grandstands hold a massive 137,243 fans, but the infield has pushed those number over 160,000 in previous years.

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon has a nearly 50/50 chance of finishing fifth or higher at MIS. In 43 races, he's finished in the top five 18 times. Unfortunately for Gordon, the great finishes haven't resulted in a dominating record of wins, he has just two and his last win came way back in 2001. His last top-five finish was eight races ago in the Spring of 2010, but today he'll start from Pole.

Even so, Jeff Gordon won't be our pick today.

Another man with an outstanding record at Michigan is Roush-keteer Carl Edwards. Edwards has two wins, nine top fives, and 15 top-ten finishes over his career at Michigan. At Michigan, Carl Edwards is simply phenomenal, yet, his best recent finish was back in 2012 when he was sixth during the second visit.

The Roush Fenway boys and their Fords used to dominate at Michigan, and after a short drought Greg Biffle broke through for two victories in a row (Fall, 2012) and (Spring, 2013).

Today's pick is officially another crap-shoot with no clear trend, but ultimately Kevin Harvick is our pick for the win. He's finished in the top-five three of the last four races, and no other driver has done that.

But should Harvick fail to take the trip to Victory Lane, then keep an eye on Greg Biffle, and Brad Keselowski who each have two top-five finishes in the last four visits.

So enjoy today's race, it is sure to be another Michigan thriller!

 

Bookmark and Share


























Starting Line Up by Row
Michigan International Speedway
45th Annual Pure Michigan 400
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, August 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM Eastern
Track Race Record: Dale Jarrett 06/13/99 02:17:56 173.997
Row Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 1 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevrolet 34.857 206.558
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 34.887 206.381
2 3 99 Carl Edwards Ford EcoBoost Ford 34.932 206.115
4 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 35.005 205.685
3 5 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 35.012 205.644
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 35.047 205.438
4 7 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet 35.194 204.580
8 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevrolet 35.214 204.464
5 9 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 35.233 204.354
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 35.264 204.174
6 11 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford 35.325 203.822
12 31 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevrolet 35.386 203.470
7 13 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 35.280 204.082
14 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 35.292 204.012
8 15 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 35.304 203.943
16 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 35.319 203.856
9 17 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 35.376 203.528
18 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 35.401 203.384
10 19 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 35.429 203.223
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 35.451 203.097
11 21 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 35.463 203.029
22 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet 35.513 202.743
12 23 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 35.525 202.674
24 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 35.649 201.969
13 25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 35.488 202.885
26 13 Casey Mears Geico Chevrolet 35.563 202.458
14 27 14 Jeff Burton Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 35.571 202.412
28 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 35.586 202.327
15 29 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 35.675 201.822
30 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevrolet 35.693 201.720
16 31 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 35.774 201.263
32 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 35.911 200.496
17 33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 36.044 199.756
34 34 David Ragan CSX - Play it Safe Ford 36.084 199.534
18 35 7 Michael Annett # Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet 36.140 199.225
36 26 Cole Whitt # Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota 36.157 199.132
19 37 37 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Inc. Chevrolet Owner Points
38 32 Travis Kvapil Skuttle Tight Ford Owner Points
20 39 78 Matt Crafton(i) Furniture Row Chevrolet Owner Points
40 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Owner Points
21 41 33 Alex Kennedy Little Joe's Auto Chevrolet Owner Points
42 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Land Castle Title Toyota Owner Points
22 43 40 Landon Cassill(i) carsforsale.com Chevrolet Owner Points
Did Not Qualify: None.
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 23 0 Toyota 9 0






PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in NASCAR News:



 
Related links
· NASCAR Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· NASCAR Rumors
· More about NASCAR News







Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com
Privacy