NASCAR Racing: Michigan


Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. Week fifteen brings  the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Practice took place at this two mile track, but was shortened by rain. Juan Pablo Montoya was the fastest of those doing a qualifying run. Kyle Busch felt his engine wasn’t up to par and changed the engine after practicing for ten laps. He will have to start from the rear no matter where he qualifies.

Coors Light Pole qualifying took place after the rain today for the LifeLock 400.  The sun came back out and warmed the track. Kurt Busch, who came out 11th is on the pole with a speed of 189.984 mph and 37.898 seconds around this two mile track.

09 is Rookie Landon Cassill making his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut. 55 Michael Waltrip, 66 Dave Blaney and 36 Johnny Sauter failed to qualify. 46 J. J. Yeley. 26 David Stremme,64 Todd Bodine, 13 Max Papis and 21 Bill Elliott all made the race.  It’s iffy for the weather tomorrow for final practice.

Elseware, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Paul Menard traveled to Kentucky to practice their NASCAR Nationwide Series cars after qualifying.

The ARCA RE/MAX Series race their race on Friday. 41 cars were entered in the Racing for Wildlife 200, with 81 Craig Goess on the pole. He led all the laps, even after the first caution for 99 Josh Richards blowing a tire. Craig came out of the pits first and continued to lead until he pitted under Green and was caught leaving the pits when the second caution came out when 17 Chase Mattioli spun onto the pit road after having pitted. That put 25 Mikey Kile in the lead. He was able to pit under caution and keep the lead after his pit.

Craig Goess stayed out, ahead of the leader and was able to run away again, to stay on the lead lap. There were only five cars on the lead lap, including 44 Frank Kimmel, who got the Lucky Dog. Craig couldn’t make it all the way around and 25 Mikey Kile won his first ARCA race.

Tomorrow will have the NASCAR Camping World Series qualify and race in Michigan, while the NASCAR Nationwide Series will qualify and race in the evening in Kentucky.

Lots of action this weekend in three Series’. On two different tracks.

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley

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