The races at Michigan International Speedway always seem to take on extra significance, since it’s about 70 miles from downtown Detroit. He also realizes the depth of dedication and perfection that is needed throughout the grueling 36-race Cup schedule to win his first-career Cup series title.
Kyle Busch’s Toyota was the only non-Ford vehicle in the top seven. It was Bowyer’s second race win of the season.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps of Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, winning for the second consecutive weekend and quickly breaking a tie for the third-most career wins in series history.
For Keselowski, earning his first win of the season on home turf would be a flawless way to wipe away the disappointment.
Kurt Busch won the pole Friday, his second of the season.
Larson was only 26th in qualifying.
WHO’S HOT – The 1-2-3 finish in a Cup race was a first for Stewart-Haas Racing, and the first time any team had pulled it off since Roush Fenway Racing swept the top three spots at Dover in September 2008 – with Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.
I want to obviously be the young guy thats at the top of the heap and running up there and winning races, Jones said.
But heres the rub: None has won a race in NASCARs top division.
“I don’t know. I have never felt like Chevys have been at a disadvantage this year”, Larson said. “I feel like we have a pretty strong team”. “Honestly, I think maybe we are kind of where we were at previous year, just other teams are a little bit better”. Kyle Larson’s streak of MI wins ended because during stage two he spun out through the wet grass on the front stretch taring up his vehicle. So now Larson has a chance to match Elliott’s accomplishment.
On the disabled list since May 14 because of a strained right hip flexor, the oft-injured slugger hit two doubles Saturday in his second rehab game for Double-A Binghamton but was removed early with tightness in his right quadriceps.
Blaney won the first stage and Harvick took the second. “We all have confidence, as good as we are right now, that we can build that Mustang and be even better”. “We’ve been working really hard at Richard Childress Racing to get back into the Winner’s Circle and as an organization, we really thought that if we could put Nick Harrison and myself together we could get there”. But at least for now, it creates an unpredictable atmosphere much like Daytona and Talladega, at which 35 drivers can win as opposed to more than likely 12-15 on any given Sunday. # 4 Kevin Harvick and # 21 Paul Menard traded the lead back and forth for the rest of stage two, as # 4 Kevin Harvick went on to win the stage. “Certainly, as hard as we did a year ago to make sure we can have a shot at doing it again, and I think right now we’re in decent shape to be able to do it, but things change fast, so you’ve got to keep working and you’ve got to keep your head down and just keep grinding it out each week”. On Thursday, Keselowski held his second annual fundraising event at The Huntsman Hunt Club in Dryden, Michigan, benefiting the construction of a brand new Fisher House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.