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THE RACE: ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS 250

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #13 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Brooklyn, MI

Title Sponsor: Alliance Truck Parts

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ABC - 2:00pm/et

  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters:Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Mike Massaro
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

  • NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan on ABC:
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series competes at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Saturday, June 15, and ABC will have a live telecast of the 250-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 2:32 p.m. Also from Michigan, ESPN2 and WatchESPN will air qualifying earlier that day at 10:30 a.m.

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    ESPN Network Schedules
    SPEED TV Schedule
    TV Racer


Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team


Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, June 13th

12:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, June 14th

6:00 AM NNS & NSCS REGISTRATION OPENS
6:30 AM NNS & NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM-1:00 PM NSCS PRACTICE
12:10 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:10 PM-3:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS & NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 15th

7:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:35 AM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
12:15 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING  (CONFERENCE ROOM)
1:45 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:15 PM NNS RACE (125 LAPS, 250 MILES)
2:45 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Michigan race results and standings (pdf)

  • Smith wins at Michigan: #7-Regan Smith won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 2nd win of the year and 3rd of his Nationwide career. #32-Kyle Larson finished second followed by #33-Paul Menard, #54-Kyle Busch, #6-Tevor Bayne, #5-Brad Sweet, #16-Chris Buescher, #11-Elliott Sadler, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., and #2-Brian Scott. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. fell out of the race early after running over debris and finished 32nd. Regan Smith extends his points lead to 58 points over Hornish. There were 5 cautions for 23 laps and 5 lead changes among 5 leaders. Complete results are on the Michigan race results page (pdf).(6-15-2013)

  • Michigan Race Fast Facts:
    Regan Smith won the 22nd Annual Alliance Truck Parts 250, his third victory in 116 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2013. His first victory came at Talladega Superspeedway.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Smith has now finished in the top 10 in 11 consecutive races.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Michigan International Speedway, and matched his career-best finish. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Paul Menard (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Regan Smith leads the point standings by 58 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-15-2013)

  • Driver standings following Michigan:
    1) #7-Regan Smith 495
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 437 -58
    3) #31-Justin Allgaier 436 -59
    4) #3-Austin Dillon 428 -67
    5) #11-Elliott Sadler 424 -71
    6) #2-Brian Scott 415 -80
    7) #6-Trevor Bayne 9 407 -88
    8) #77-Parker Kligerman 405 -90
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 403 -92
    10) 20-Brian Vickers 395 -100
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-15-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Michigan are posted (pdf).(6-15-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.
    Caution 2: none, no one on track a lap or more down
    Caution 3: #31-Allgaier, 12th
    Caution 4: #5-Sweet, 6th
    Caution 5: #3-Dillon, 20th
    (6-15-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Michigan: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 191.882mph, which is a new track record. Dillon also becomes the first driver in the history of the Nationwide Series to win 4 cosecutive poles. #33-Paul Menard will start second. The rest of the top 10: #2-Brian Scott, #6-Trevor Bayne, #99-Alex Bowman, #5-Brad Sweet, #31-Justin Allgaier, #16-Chris Buescher, #20-Brian Vickers, and #22-Joey Logano. There are only 39 teams entered so everyone made the race. The starting lineup is posted on the Michigan starting lineup page (pdf).(6-15-2013)

  • Michigan Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 22nd Annual Alliance Truck Parts 250 with a track qualifying record lap of 37.523 seconds, 191.882 mph. Dillon set the previous record (190.375 mph) last June.
    This is his seventh pole in 57 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is Dillon's fourth consecutive pole, a NASCAR Nationwide Series record. His previous poles came at Charlotte, Dover and Iowa.
    This is his fourth pole and 12th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in three races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Paul Menard (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his fourth in eight races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Brian Scott (third) posted his first top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his eighth in 13 races this season.
    Alex Bowman (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-15-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Dillon fastest in happy hour: #3-Austin Dillon was quickest during happy hour for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 with a speed of 190.789mph. He was followed by: #31-Justin Allgaier, #33-Paul Menard, #2-Brian Scott, #77-Parker Kligerman, #5-Brad Sweet, #32-Kyle Larson, #99-Alex Bowman, #60-Travis Pastrana, and #54-Kyle Busch. 39 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice speeds page (pdf).(6-14-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 38 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway. A few notes:
    Chris Buescher is in the #16;
    Joey Logano is in the #22;
    Kyle Busch is in the #54; There were 39 original entries, but a Turner Scott Motorsports entry to be driven by James Buescher withdrew. (6-10-2013)
    UPDATE: Ken Butler III is in the #00 in place of Jason White;
    Josh Wise is in the #42 and J.J> Yeley moves to the #46.(6-14-2013) See the complete list on the Michigan entry list page.

    See the complete list on the Michigan entry list page.


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

    NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 13 -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for June 14-15, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side - 475; Right-side - 475

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4554; Right-side -- D-4560

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 24 psi; Left Rear -- 22 psi; Right Front -- 51 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi

    Notes: Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Michigan this weekend will run the same right-side tire code (D-4560), though they will run different left-side codes . . . the Nationwide Series' left-side code is D-4554 . . . Nationwide teams ran this same left-side code with a different right-side code at Michigan last June . . . the only change to this right-side tire is that it has slightly less gage (tread thickness) than last year's tire . . . Nationwide teams have run this right-side tire once in the past  at Kansas last October . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Bayne, Kelley Starting To Make Strides Together

    Stepping into the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford this season, Trevor Bayne knew there was going to be a lot of pressure on him to perform.

    He took over the seat vacated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who posted a combined eight victories in 2011 and 2012 en route to his titles. So, Bayne knew all eyes would be on him in 2013.

    As the series heads to Michigan for Saturday's Alliance Truck Parts 250, Bayne knows he has an experienced crew chief in Mike Kelley, who guided Stenhouse to both of his titles, and a solid team behind him.

    "No matter what happens each weekend, I know I can walk in the shop and have a team that is standing by me," said Bayne, whose best finish in three starts at the two-mile track is fifth.

    Despite some early-season struggles, Bayne and Kelley are finally starting to click with finishes of sixth, fourth and first in the last three races. The recent uptick in on-track performance isn't coincidental.

    "One of the big things that kind of helped us was about four weeks ago we sat down and looked at some simulation; the first time on track all year long that I could compare anything with Ricky and Trevor was the Texas Cup race," Kelley said.

    "I could go home and take the Cup data and run through simulation and find the differences of what Ricky and Trevor had in the same car on the same track on the same day. I started applying that to our Nationwide setups from Ricky before. I don't want to say it was like a light switch, but it started answering a lot of questions and his feedback has been spot on."

    Bayne hopes to continue his recent success as he stands just on the cusp of title contention in ninth place, 80 points behind leader Regan Smith.

    Dillon Goes For Record Fourth Consecutive Pole

    What do Sam Ard, Trevor Bayne, Austin Dillon, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip have in common?

    All six drivers have won three consecutive Coors Light Pole Awards in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, a record in the series.

    Only one of them, however, has an opportunity to break the six-way tie with a fourth consecutive pole this Saturday for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway.

    Dillon, who is fourth in the standings behind leader Regan Smith, arrives in Michigan with a streak of three consecutive poles (Charlotte, Dover, Iowa). Unfortunately, the strong starts have not resulted in trips to Victory Lane. He did although turn his pole at Iowa on Sunday into a runner-up finish.

    His three poles in 2013 already match Dillon's career high from a year ago. His first pole in the series came last year at Michigan. He went on to finish the race fifth. Dillon was able to capitalize on his other two poles last season by posting a win in both races at Kentucky.

    Dillon's only other series start at the two-mile track in Brooklyn, Mich., was 39th in 2009. He improved on his starting position by finishing 19th in that race. In 2010, he also captured a pole at the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and finished fifth.

    Shake-Up In the Top 10

    Fortunately for all NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers not named Regan Smith, there are still 22 races in the season to catch Smith, who holds a 23-point advantage over runner-up Sam Hornish Jr. heading into Saturday's Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan.

    After Sunday's DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa, there was some movement in the top 10 in the standings  most noticeably Brian Vickers. After finishing a disappointing 29th in the race, Vickers dropped four spots from third to seventh. Smith and Hornish held strong in the top two positions.

    Aided by top-10 finishes at Iowa, Justin Allgaier and Austin Dillon both moved up one spot in the standings to third and fourth, respectively. Elliott Sadler used a third-place finish to jump two positions to fifth. Parker Kligerman and Brian Scott remained sixth and eighth.

    Race winner Trevor Bayne swapped spots with Kyle Larson to move into ninth place.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series, Etc.

    Trevor Bayne's victory in the DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa marked Ford's 200th victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Mark Martin gave Ford its first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in May 1987 at Dover. & Bayne, Mike Bliss, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Joe Nemechek, Josh Wise and J.J. Yeley will all be doing double-duty this weekend at Michigan. & Saturday's race marks the first race in a five-race sponsorship deal between Takagi Tankless Water Heaters and TriStar Motorsports. Takagi will be the primary sponsor on the No. 44 Toyota driven by Cole Whitt, who recently signed a five-race deal with the team.

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Countdown to the race: 11/1/2014 ~ 3:46 PM ET

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