NASCAR official explains why Michigan race was called early


Saying it was the “safest decision” for fans at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR’s Steve O’Donnell justified the move to call Sunday’s Sprint Cup race 62 laps from the scheduled end. O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, made the comments Monday on “The […]

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NASCAR must prepare for Dale Earnhardt Jr. retirement


Dale Earnhardt Jr. created a stir over the weekend when he told a reporter retirement is “on the horizon.” Don’t freak out yet, Junior Nation. Rest assured that Earnhardt more than likely refers to the far, far horizon. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver won’t call it quits […]

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Viva Motorsports Closes Doors


All team assets have been purchased. The No. 55 will appear in a handful of races in the 2015 season under new ownership. Viva Motorsports has announced that it will cease operations, effective this week. The team’s showing at Michigan International Speedway this past weekend will […]

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Gamble Comes Up Short for Larson


Kyle Larson and crew chief Chris Heroy came up short after rolling the dice on fuel strategy and the weather in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway . The final caution flag of the day flew on lap 128 and when leader Carl Edwards […]

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Teams get set for latest Richmond test


Goodyear tire test set for Tuesday, open test slated for Wednesday A week after testing at Darlington Raceway, it’s off to Richmond International Raceway for Goodyear officials and a handful of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. The official tire supplier for NASCAR will test with four […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes own adjustments to secure second


While Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have had the best car in the field during Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the Hendrick Motorsports driver was able to work on the No. 88 Chevrolet throughout the race a secure a second-place finish. Starting […]

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Kurt Busch wins on rainy day at Michigan


Stewart-Haas Racing driver picks up second victory of season Kurt Busch won the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway on an afternoon that featured multiple weather delays and ultimately ended with 139 of 200 scheduled laps complete. It was Busch’s 27th win in […]

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Logano wins XFINITY pole for Michigan


Driver of No. 22 car sets track record in Round 1 Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway with a final-round speed of 193.637 mph. Logano’s speed of 193.772 mph in Round 1 set […]

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