News, notes and nuggets from a weekend of racing at Michigan International Speedway.

Michigan International Speedway has been a part of the landscape for more than four decades. But the two-mile track has gone through several years of hard times for a variety of reasons.

Things were nearly at an all-time low just a couple of years ago, due in large part to the economic pressures around the area. The track located just outside Detroit suffered the consequences of the troubled automobile manufacturing industry, basically the lifeblood of the area for nearly 100 years.