RACE PREVIEW

mi 17.1

FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

June 10th, 2PM ET on FS1 TV

2 Miles, 18 Degrees of Banking

 

NASCAR returns to the track that Roger Penske built in a beautiful area of Michigan about 70 miles outside of Detroit (otherwise known as the Motor City). Is it important to win a race in the backyard of the auto industry? You bet it is!  There is nothing like winning a race on your own home turf. Chevrolet has ten wins in the last ten years, Ford and Toyota has five each. Chevy is looking great with 50% of the wins. Team wise it is a little closer. Hendrick Motorsports have won five times in the last ten years, their motor shop has nine total wins. Not far behind we find Joe Gibbs Racing with four wins in the last ten years. Roush Fenway Racing has three wins in the last 10 years Ganassi Racing has won the last three races straight with Kyle Larson who is happy to have the engine from the Hendrick motor shop. Team Penske has two wins in that time frame both from Joey Lagano. Hendrick Motorsports and all who use the motors are winless so far after 14 races. Will this be the track the brings them back to victory lane? This track is wide enough for easy passing, but sometimes the demands are very tough on motors as well as the nerves of the drivers. Many times fuel mileage has been a big factor in winning these races – will it be again? And will Kyle Larson achieve the four peat? We’ll know on Sunday.

Tuesday look for our Top 10 drivers on tracks like Michigan Int. Speedway and Thursday we’ll rank the Top 30 drivers for Sunday.

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