Pure Michigan 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday August 19th, 2012

Location- Brooklyn, Michigan

Start Time- 1:16 PM EST

Distance- 200 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRNWeather Forecast

High 74 F Low 54 F

Chance of rain- 30%

Isolated Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010- Kevin Harvick

2009- Brian Vickers

2008- Carl Edwards

2007- Kurt Busch

Notables yet to win Pure Michigan 400

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Dale Earnhardt Jr looks to sweep both Michigan races in 2012 and regain points lead

Jimmie Johnson looks to win for the first time at Michigan and keep point’s lead

Kyle Busch looks to win back to back Pure Michigan 400’s

Marcos Ambrose looks to win back to back races and get a wild card spot

Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne look to keep wild card spots

Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose all looking for wild card spots, if one of them wins, they’re in

Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski look to rebound after coming up short at Watkins Glen last weekend

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kasey Kahne, Marcos Ambrose

Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Trevor Bayne

Event Schedule

Cup Series Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Qualifying 4:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 8:30 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 11:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Race, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM EST Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- Irwin Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tennessee

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1

Jamie McMurray

Joplin, MO

Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops

Felix Sabates

2

Brad Keselowski

Rochester Hills, MI

Dodge

Miller Lite

Roger Penske

5

Kasey Kahne

Enumclaw, WA

Chevrolet

Farmers Insurance

Linda Hendrick

9

Marcos Ambrose

Launceston, Tasmania

Ford

Stanley

Richard Petty

10

David Reutimann

Zephyrhills, FL

Chevrolet

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tommy Baldwin

11

Denny Hamlin

Chesterfield, VA

Toyota

FedEx Office

J D Gibbs

13

Casey Mears

Bakersfield, CA

Ford

GEICO

Bob Germain

14

Tony Stewart

Rushville, IN

Chevrolet

Mobil 1 / Office Depot

Margaret Haas

15

Clint Bowyer

Emporia, KS

Toyota

5-hour Energy

Rob Kauffman

16

Greg Biffle

Vancouver, WA

Ford

3M

Jack Roush

17

Matt Kenseth

Cambridge, WI

Ford

Fifth Third Bank

John Henry

18

Kyle Busch

Las Vegas, NV

Toyota

Interstate Batteries

Joe Gibbs

20

Joey Logano

Middletown, CT

Toyota

The Home Depot

Joe Gibbs

21

Trevor Bayne

Knoxville, TN

Ford

Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

Glen Wood

22

Sam Hornish Jr.

Bryan, OH

Dodge

Shell / Pennzoil

Walter Czarnecki

23

Scott Riggs

Bahama, NC

Chevrolet

North Texas Pipe

Robert Richardson

24

Jeff Gordon

Pittsboro, IN

Chevrolet

Drive to End Hunger

Rick Hendrick

26

Josh Wise*

Riverside, CA

Ford

MDS Transport

Jerry Freeze

27

Paul Menard

Eau Claire, WI

Chevrolet

Menards / Pittsburgh Paints

Richard Childress

29

Kevin Harvick

Bakersfield, CA

Chevrolet

Jimmy Johns

Richard Childress

30

David Stremme

South Bend, IN

Toyota

Inception Motorsports

Kevin Buckler

31

Jeff Burton

South Boston, VA

Chevrolet

Wheaties

Richard Childress

32

T.J. Bell

Reno, NV

Ford

TBA

Jack Roush

33

Stephen Leicht*

Asheville, NC

Chevrolet

Little Joes A
utos.com

Richard Childress

34

David Ragan

Unadilla, GA

Ford

Long John Silver’s

Bob Jenkins

36

Dave Blaney

Hartford, OH

Chevrolet

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Allan Heinke

37

J.J. Yeley

Phoenix, AZ

Chevrolet

Gunselman Motorsports

Larry Gunselman

38

David Gilliland

Riverside, CA

Ford

Taco Bell

Brad Jenkins

39

Ryan Newman

South Bend, IN

Chevrolet

Wix Filters

Tony Stewart

42

Juan Montoya

Bogota, Colombia

Chevrolet

Target

Chip Ganassi

43

Aric Almirola

Tampa, FL

Ford

Eckrich

Richard Petty

47

Bobby Labonte

Corpus Christi, TX

Toyota

Clorox

Tad Geschickter

48

Jimmie Johnson

El Cajon, CA

Chevrolet

Lowe’s

Jeff Gordon

51

Kurt Busch

Las Vegas, NV

Chevrolet

HendrickCars.com

James Finch

55

Mark Martin

Batesville, AR

Toyota

Aaron’s Dream Machine

Bill Jenkins

56

Martin Truex Jr.

Mayetta, NJ

Toyota

NAPA Auto Parts

Michael Waltrip

78

Regan Smith

Cato, NY

Chevrolet

Furniture Row / Farm American

Barney Visser

83

Landon Cassill

Cedar Rapids, IA

Toyota

Burger King / Dr Pepper

Thomas Ueberall

87

Joe Nemechek

Lakeland, FL

Toyota

AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves

Andrea Nemechek

88

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kannapolis, NC

Chevrolet

National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew

Rick Hendrick

93

Travis Kvapil

Janesville, WI

Toyota

Burger King / Dr Pepper

Thomas Ueberall

98

Mike Skinner

Susanville, CA

Ford

Phil Parsons Racing

Mike Curb

99

Carl Edwards

Columbia, MO

Ford

Geek Squad

Jack Roush

119

Jason Leffler

Long Beach, CA

Ford

Humphrey Smith Racing

Randy Humphrey

191

Reed Sorenson

Peachtree City, GA

Ford

Humphrey Smith Racing

Mark Smith

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