NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: FireKeepers Casino 400

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #15 of 36 for the 2016 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn, MI

Title Sponsor: FireKeepers Casino

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:18pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30am/et on FoxSports1

  • Television Race Coverage: Foxsports 1 (FS1), 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon

  • Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum

  • In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds

  • Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers

  • Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Monday, June 13 at 8:00am/et on FS1

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, June 9
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, June 10
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:15 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, June 11
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 - 9:55 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
12:00 - 12:55 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, June 12
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:25 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

Michigan Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
-- 12:25pm: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Intros
-- 1:00pm: Presentation of Colors: Michigan State Police
-- 1:00pm: Invocation: Father Geoff Rose, St Francis de Sales High School
-- 1:01pm: National Anthem: Three Men and a Tenor
-- 1:07pm: Command: Given by Miesha Tate, UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion
-- 1:16pm: Green flag for FireKeepers Casino 400 (200 Laps, 400 Miles)
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, June 10, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, June 11, 9:00 - 9:55 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, June 11, 12:00 - 12:55 pm/et, TV-FS2

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, June 10 at 4:15 pm/et, TV-FS1, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 2.0-mile D-shaped oval
    Banking: turns: 18 degrees; straights: front stretch 12 degrees, backstretch 5 degrees
    Backstretch Length: 2,242 feet Frontstretch Length: 3,600 feet
    73 feet wide with 10-foot apron in turns, 45 feet wide with 12-foot apron on straightaways
    Pit lane is 50 feet wide and contains space for 44 individual pit areas
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Seating Capacity: 71,000 [down from 84,000(2012), 108,000(2011) and 137,243(2006)]
    Opened: 1968

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: UFC Champion Miesha Tate
    Command to start engines: UFC Champion Miesha Tate
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Color Guard: Michigan State Police
    Invocation: Father Geoff Rose, St Francis de Sales High School
    National Anthem: Three Men and a Tenor
    Flyover: Hooligan Flight Team.=

  • June 2015: see the Michigan Race Info page

  • October 2015: see the Michigan Race Info page

  • June 2015 Race Winner: #41-Kurt Busch, 116.688mph, started 24th (rain shortened 138 laps)

  • August 2015 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 143.455mph, started 1st

  • Track Race Record: Dale Jarrett, June 1999, 173.997mph (no cautions)

  • Slowest Track Race Record: Richard Petty, 107.583mph, 8/24/1975

  • Oldest Race Winner: Harry Gant, 52 years, 7 months, 6 days, 8/16/1992

  • Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 2 months, 24 days, 8/18/2013

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Mark Martin, started 32nd, 6/14/2009

  • June 2015 Pole Winner: #5-Kasey Kahne, 201.992mph, finished 15th

  • August 2015 Pole Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 197.488mph, finished 1st

  • New Track Qualifying Record: #24-Jeff Gordon, August, 206.558mph (after repave 2012)

  • Old Track Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, June 2005, 194.232mph (before repave 2012)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 7 months, 8 days, 8/17/2012

  • Young Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 23 years, 2 months, 22 days, 8/16/2013

  • Michigan Track Notes & History:
    Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the "Irish Hills" of Southeastern Michigan. Ground-breaking took place on Sept. 28, 1967.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969 - won by Cale Yarborough at a speed of 139.254 mph.
    The track was known as Michigan Speedway during the time Roger Penske was the primary owner (1996-99).
    The first race was 500 miles in length; the second was scheduled for 600. The track was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the last race in 1970 and both races in 1971 - with the race distance being 402 miles. All other races have been scheduled for 400 miles.
    The 2-mile speedway underwent a repave in 2012.
    (NASCAR)

  • Michigan Pole Notes & Facts:
    Donnie Allison won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Michigan in 1969 with a speed of 160.135 mph.
    47 drivers have Coors Light poles at Michigan, led by David Pearson with 10. Kasey Kahne leads all active drivers with three.
    Six drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Michigan. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Michigan with five; fall 1976 through 1978.
    19 of the 93 (20.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Matt Kenseth last fall.
    The Coors Light pole position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (19) than any other starting position at Michigan International Speedway.
    27 of the 93 (29%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the front row: 19 from the pole and eight from second-place.
    55 of the 93 (59.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan have been won from a top-five starting position.
    70 of the 93 (75.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Seven of the 93 (7.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Michigan is 32nd, by Mark Martin in the spring of 2009.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway four times; most recently the spring of 2008 race.
    (NASCAR)

  • Michigan Driver Notes & Facts:
    377 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway; 279 in more than one.
    Bill Elliott leads the series in starts at Michigan with 61. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers with 33 starts.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Michigan with a 9.500.
    Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career start at Michigan International Speedway: Carl Edwards (8/22/2004) and Landon Cassill (6/13/2010).
    36 different NSCS drivers have won at Michigan International Speedway, led by David Pearson with nine wins; Greg Biffle leads all active drivers with four.
    Eight drivers have posted consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway, including four consecutive by Bill Elliott (1985 sweep and 1986 sweep).
    Roush Fenway Racing has the most wins at Michigan in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 13: Mark Martin (four), Greg Biffle (four), Carl Edwards (two), Matt Kenseth (two) and Kurt Busch (one).
    All active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Michigan International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart won at Michigan in his third appearance, the fewest previous starts among the active NSCS winners.
    Kevin Harvick competed at Michigan International Speedway 19 times before winning in the fall of 2010; the longest span of any the active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners.
    Among the active NSCS Michigan winners Kevin Harvick (19), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (17) Kyle Busch (13) and Joey Logano (10) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in runner-up finishes at Michigan with eight; followed by Darrell Waltrip with seven and Kevin Harvick with six.
    NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough leads the series in top-five finishes at Michigan with 21; Matt Kenseth leads all active drivers with 14.
    Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Michigan with 31. Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart lead all active drivers with 20 each.
    Carl Edwards leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Michigan with a 9.652.
    Jamie McMurray leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan without visiting Victory Lane at 26; followed by Casey Mears at 25.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Michigan with 646 laps led in 28 starts.
    Four female drivers have competed at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie, Robin McCall, Shawna Robinson and Danica Patrick. Of the four female drivers to compete at Michigan, Guthrie has the best finish (10th).
    (NASCAR)

  • Michigan Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 93 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway since the first race there in 1969. Other than 1973, which had just one race, there have been two races each season since 1969.
    Eight different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Michigan; led by Ford with 34 victories; followed by Chevrolet with 23, Mercury (12), Dodge (nine), Toyota (five), Buick (four) Pontiac (four) and Oldsmobile (two).
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway was the June 10, 2001 race won by Jeff Gordon over Ricky Rudd with a MOV of 0.085 second.
    There have been two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Michigan International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2011 (200/203); and fall of 2012 (200/201).
    Five of the 93 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the event on 6/14/2015.
    (NASCAR)

  • Top 10 driver ratings at Michigan:
    #20-Matt Kenseth 104.2
    #16-Greg Biffle 101.8
    #19-Carl Edwards 101.4
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 99.8
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr 98.6
    #22-Joey Logano 93.0
    #14-Tony Stewart 92.9
    #4-Kevin Harvick 92.8
    #2-Brad Keselowski 91.2
    #41-Kurt Busch 90.9
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (22 total) among active drivers at Michigan International Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • For news, stats, links, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Michigan International Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Logano wins at Michigan: #22-Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway for his 1st win of the season, 2nd win at Michigan and 15th career win. Logano led 139 of the 200 laps and won for the 3rd time when starting from the pole.
    #24-Chase Elliott finished 2nd (his career best finish) followed by #42-Larson, #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #19-Edwards, #14-Stewart, #3-Dillon, #1-McMurray, and #41-Busch.
    There were 14 lead changes among 8 drivers and 9 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 134.241 mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Michigan Race & Points Report (pdf).(6-12-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Michigan International Speedway:
    Joey Logano won the 48th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400, his 15th victory in 271 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Kyle Larson (third) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 30 points over Kurt Busch.
    Logano's win today is the 100th for Roush-Yates Engines in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(6-12-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Michigan, race 15 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [3 wins], 9th in driver points
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 3rd
    3) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 4th
    2) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 7th
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #41-Busch [1 win], 2nd
    7) #22-Logano [1 win], 410, 5th
    8) #78-Truex, Jr. [1 win], 8th
    9) #20-Kenseth [1 win], 10th
    10) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 13th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    11) #24-Elliott, 413, 6th
    12) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 381, 11th
    13) #3-Dillon, 348, 12th
    14) #1-McMurray, 342, 14th
    15) #31-Newman, 338, 15th
    16) #21-Blaney, 340, 16th
    (6-12-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Michigan, race 15 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 526
    2) #41-Busch [1 win], 496, -30
    3) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 480, -46
    4) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 472, -54
    5) #22-Logano [1 win], 455, -71
    6) #24-Elliott, 453, -73
    7) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 441, -85
    8) #78-Truex Jr. [1 win], 433, -93
    9) #18-Busch, [3 wins], 417, -109
    10) #20-Kenseth [1 win], 409, -117
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Pocono Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #1-McMurray, 9th
    Caution 2: #7-Smith, 35th
    Caution 3: #38-Cassill, 25th
    Caution 4: #21-Blaney, 17th
    Caution 5: #23-Ragan, 22nd
    Caution 6: #38-Cassill (2), 25th
    Caution 7: #55-Whitt, 27th
    Caution 8: #46-Annett, 28th
    Caution 9: #46-Annett (2), 28th

  • Race Coverage of the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2016.
    Television (TV): FS1 at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 11:30 am/et; green flag approx. 1:18pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, June 13 at 8:00am/et on FS1

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #22-Logano chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. is in pit stall 13. The team lost their pit stall selection after receiving their 4th written warning on Friday.
    #14-Stewart, who starts 3rd took the 2nd pit stall.
    The 40th and final pit stall was taken by #21-Blaney, who starts 5th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Pit Stop Times
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

  • Final practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes. The top-five, slowest and notes:
    #3-Dillon 194.301
    #2-Keselowski 194.013
    #48-Johnson 193.851
    #6-Bayne 193.778
    #41-Busch 193.741
    slowest: #23-Ragan 186.969 & #46-Annett 186.331
    most laps run: #24-Elliott, 47 laps. #11-Hamlin, 45 laps.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Michigan Final Practice speeds page (pdf).(6-11-2016)

  • First Saturday practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes. The top-five, slowest and notes:
    #19-Edwards 197.770
    #18-Busch 197.737
    #22-Logano 197.444
    #21-Blaney 197.406
    #2-Keselowski 197.395
    slowest: #98-Sorenson 189.329 & #46-Annett 188.645
    most laps run: #14-Stewart, 42 laps. #11-Hamlin, 36 laps.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap averages on the Michigan Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-11-2016)

  • Inspection problems delay Sprint Cup qualifying at Michigan: The #78 Furniture Row Racing crew members were in a bit of a frenzy during Friday's Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Michigan International Speedway: Crew chief Cole Pearn sprinted through the garage, as other crew members worked quickly on the #78 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr., trying to get it on track in time for qualifying's opening round. The #78 wasn't alone -- Multiple trips through inspection for several Sprint Cup teams caused a backup in the queue that caused NASCAR to push knockout qualifying from 4:15 to 4:30pm/et. According to FS1, 12 cars had yet to clear inspection by the original start time. Scott Miller, NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Competition, told FS1 that he believed teams were having trouble with new aerodynamic rules that eliminate rear-axle offset or "skew." That tweak (along with other aero changes) were used in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; they will also be in effect for this weekend's race and next month's 400-miler at Kentucky Speedway. Brad Keselowski, whose car was one of the 12 held up in the line, said "no one (could) pass laser" inspection, which caused the blockage.(NASCAR.com)(6-10-2016)

  • Logano wins Michigan pole: #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light pole for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with speed of 199.557mph for his 2nd pole of 2016, 2nd at Michigan and 16th of his career. Logano has won two races from the pole in his career.
    #78-Truex, Jr will start 2nd, followed by #14-Stewart, #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #31-Newman, #42-Larson, #3-Dillon, #18-Busch, #24-Elliott, #19-Edwards, and #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
    #22-Logano was also quickest in the second round with a speed of 199.994mph.
    #11-Hamlin was fastest in the first round at 199.424mph. He starts 4th.
    Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race.
    The start of qualifying was delayed for 15 minutes because a number of teams had problems getting though inspection.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Michigan qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Michigan Starting Lineup page (pdf).(6-10-2016)

  • Michigan International Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 48th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400 with a lap of 36.080 seconds, 199.557 mph.
    This is his 16th pole in 270 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his second pole in 15 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Martin Truex Jr (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2016 and his sixth in 21 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Tony Stewart (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his second in seven races this season.
    Ryan Blaney (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(6-10-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #22-Logano 199.994
    #19-Edwards 199.181
    #11-Hamlin 199.115
    #18-Busch 198.692
    #3-Dillon 198.539
    the rest of the top 12: 17 24 14 42 21 78 31;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 6 1 2 48 41 16 20 47 95 34 5 13
    (6-10-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #11-Hamlin 199.424
    #22-Logano 198.999
    #19-Edwards 198.944
    #21-Blaney 198.648
    #14-Stewart 197.911
    the rest of the top 24: 16 78 18 31 3 95 24 5 6 1 20 34 41 42 13 17 2 48 47;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 10 44 88 38 4 43 83 27 7 15 23 55 30 32 46 98
    Drivers who will miss the race: none, as 40 cars were entered for 40 spots
    (6-10-2016)

  • Friday practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over after 85 scheduled minutes. The top-five, slowest and notes:
    #24-Elliott 201.630
    #78-Truex, Jr 201.314
    #19-Edwards 201.2018
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 201.213
    #4-Harvick 200.904
    slowest: #46-Annett 190.375 & #98-Sorenson 184.153.
    most laps run: #18-Busch, 26 laps. #13-Mears & #44-Scott, 24 laps.
    notes: Qualifying is scheduled for this afternoon at 4:15pm/et. It will be shown on FS1.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Michigan Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-10-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2016 at 4:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is posted. 40 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #98-Sorenson.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #19-Edwards.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Michigan Qualifying Order Page (pdf).

  • Entry List for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #55-Whitt*, #95-Ty Dillon, #98-Sorenson*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Whitt
    Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Michigan Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Pocono, race 14 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [3 wins], 5th in driver points
    2) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 6th
    3) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 4th
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 3rd
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #78-Truex, Jr. [1 win], 9th
    7) #20-Kenseth [1 win], 10th
    8) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 12th
    9) #41-Busch [1 win], 2nd
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    10) #24-Elliott, 413, 7th
    11) #22-Logano, 410, 8th
    12) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 381, 11th
    13) #3-Dillon, 348, 13th
    14) #1-McMurray, 342, 14th
    15) #21-Blaney, 340, 15th
    16) #31-Newman, 338, 16th
    (6-6-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Pocono, race 14 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 490
    2) #41-Busch [1 win], 465, -25
    3) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 442, -48
    4) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 437, -53
    5) #18-Busch, [3 wins], 416, -74
    6) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 415, -75
    7) #24-Elliott, 413, -77
    8) #22-Logano, 410, -80
    9) #78-Truex Jr. [1 win], 403, -87
    10) #20-Kenseth [1 win], 382, -108
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Adrian Daily Telegram

Brooklyn Exponent

Daily Oakland Press

Detroit Free Press

Detroit News

Michigan Live

WEATHER

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CAMPING & TRAVEL

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Laid Back Racing

Speed Eats

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 8 sets for the race

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4702; Right-side -- D-4704

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.54 in. (2,249 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear - 25 psi;
    Right Front -- 57 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

  • Notes: While teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same right-side tire at Michigan this weekend, they will run distinct left-side tires . . . in Sprint Cup, this is the first time teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . this tire set-up was confirmed at a Goodyear test at Michigan on May 17 . . . drivers participating in that test were Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. . . . compared to what was run at Michigan last year, both this left-side tire code (D-4702) and right-side tire code (D-4704) feature construction changes to bring them into line with what is run at other speedways and compound changes to give the cars more grip . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

RACE & CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

(this is not to promote gambling but to offer readers odds and ideas on what the 'experts' think about the upcoming race and the Sprint Cup series season)

Race / Event Information

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