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Firekeepers Casino 400

Michigan International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #15 of 36

Sunday, June 9, 2019 (Rescheduled to Monday, June 10 at 5:00pm/et)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:00pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 60/120/200


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:00pm/et, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, June 7, 2:05-2:55pm/et, NASCAR.com;
Friday, June 7, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-FS1 (5:00-6:00pm).
Qualifying: Saturday, June 8 at 12:05pm/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track) REVISED

Thursday, June 6
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, June 7
11:00 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:05 PM-2:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:05 PM-4:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, June 8
7:30 AM-1:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:05 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)

Sunday, June 9
10:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MICHIGAN ROOM)
1:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 60/120/200 LAPS = 400 MILES)

Monday, June 10
2:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
5:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 60/120/200 LAPS = 400 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency Awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Complete weekend at-track schedule


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Joey Logano ekes out overtime NASCAR Cup Series win at Michigan: Given the statistics, you might think Joey Logano ran away with Monday’s rain-delayed Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.Yes, Logano led 163 of 203 laps at the two-mile track in the Irish Hills. He had the fastest car in qualifying on Saturday and the fastest car in the 15th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event of the season.But after a late caution for Erik Jones’ spin into the infield grass below Turn 2, Logano needed overtime to seal the win. He needed a superb restart on Lap 202 to gain an edge. And he needed a determined drive over the last two laps, aided by spotter T.J. Majors, to hold off charging Kurt Busch by .147 at the finish.[More](6-10-2019)

#22-Joey Logano won the rain delayed Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway Monday evening. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 3rd win at Michigan and 23rd career win. Logano started from the pole and dominated much of the race, leading 163 of the 203 laps. A late spin by #20-Jones set up an Overtime finish, but Logano was able to hold the field off.
#1-Busch finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #41-Suarez, #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #6-Newman, #12-Blaney, and #88-Bowman
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano.
Stage 2 was won by #3-Dillon. He hit the wall during the race, suffering rear end damage and finished 26th.
There were 20 lead changes among 11 drivers and 7 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 140.945mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Michigan
• Joey Logano won the 51st Annual FireKeepers Casino 400, his 23rd victory in 378 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
• This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2019.
• This is his third victory and 15th top-10 finish in 21 races at Michigan International Speedway.
• Kurt Busch (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 37 races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2019.
• Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 27 races at Michigan International Speedway.
• Daniel Hemric (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
• Joey Logano leads the point standings by 9 points over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(6-10-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Michigan:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 605pts (points leader)
2) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins]
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins]
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
7) #4-Kevin Harvick, 539, -75
8) #1-Kurt Busch, 485, -129
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 434, -180
10) #88-Alex Bowman, 433, -181
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 426, -188
12) #14-Clint Bowyer, 404, -210
13) #41-Daniel Suarez, 401, -213
14) #24-William Byron, 383, -231
15) #42-Kyle Larson, 369, -245
16) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 364, -250
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #6-Ryan Newman 361, -253
18) #20-Erik Jones 357, -257
19) #21-Paul Menard 336, -278
20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 326 -288
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan postponed until Monday: A persistent drizzle foiled track-drying efforts on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway and forced postponement of the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event until Monday afternoon. The race has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. ET Monday and will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.(More)(6-9-2019)

Cars to the rear: None.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #22-Logano chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #10-Almirola took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#4-Harvick, starts 3rd and chose the 4th stall, with an opening behind it.
The final pit stall was taken by #17-Stenhouse, Jr. who starts 10th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(6-8-2019)

Michigan Inspection: NASCAR will have inspection prior to qualifying on Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway. Cars will be impounded after qualifying so there will be no post-qualifying or pre-race inspection.

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Joey Logano leads Ford armada in Michigan Cup qualifying: The Ford drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series apparently took the words of Edsel Ford II to heart. At a dinner with Ford drivers on Thursday night, the member of the Ford Motor Company board of directors emphasized the importance of putting a Mustang in Victory Lane after Sunday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. On Saturday morning at the 2-mile track, Joey Logano took the first step toward fulfilling the mission outlined by the Henry Ford’s great grandson. Taking a racing line that differed from that of his competitors, Logano covered the distance in 38.474 seconds (187.139 mph) to win the pole position for Sunday’s race.[More](6-8-2019)

#22-Joey Logano won the Busch pole for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 187.139mph for his 2nd pole of 2019, 4th at Michigan and 22nd of his career.
#10-Almirola will start 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #14-Bowyer, #21-Menard, #1-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #41-Suarez, and #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
Drivers who will miss the race: none as 36 were entered for 40 spots.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(6-8-2019)

Michigan International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Joey Logano won the Pole Award for the 51st Annual FireKeepers Casino 400 with a lap of 38.474 seconds, 187.139 mph.
This is his 22nd pole in 378 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his fourth pole in 21 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2019 and his fourth in 14 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 10th in 15 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(6-8-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#4-Harvick 188.763
#18-Busch 188.729
#14-Bowyer 188.477
#41-Suarez 188.157
#10-Almirola 187.926
Slowest: #51-Weatherman 182.099 & #52-Bilicki 179.323
Most laps run: #88-Bowman, 33 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 27 drivers): #41-Suarez 187.273mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(6-7-2019)

First practice for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#41-Suarez 188.882
#14-Bowyer 188.659
#3-Dillon 188.501
#22-Logano 188.034
#42-Larson 187.901
Slowest: #77-Houff 180.293 & #52-Bilicki 179.471mph.
Most laps run: #48-Johnson, 48 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 25 drivers): #14-Bowyer 186.822mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(6-7-2019)

Entry List for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Smithley, #51-Weatherman, #52-Bilicki, #77-Houff.
Since 36 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf) page.


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Monday Michigan Notebook

Saturday Michigan Notebook

Friday Michigan Notebook

Weekend Preview – Michigan International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the FireKeepers Casino 400

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Michigan & Texas

June 2018: see the Michigan Race Info page
August 2018: see the Michigan Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia
Command to start engines: Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Detroit Red Wings’ Darren McCarty
Color Guard: US Navel Seals Cadet Corps Tomcat Division
Invocation: Father Geoff Rose, Francis De Sales High School
National Anthem: Karen Newman
Flyover: TBA


WEATHER

Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts – Michigan and Texas