Where we racin'?
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI. 'Home' of the Big Three.
Pics or it didn't happen.
Are you going to be a smartass all weekend again gm, or can we get some relevant information?
Superspeedway: 2.0-mile D-shaped oval
Banking: turns: 18 degrees; straights: frontstretch 12 degrees, backstretch 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 3,600 feet
Weather: Lookin nice. NNS:Mid-high 80's, sunny as you like. Cup: Mostly sunny, chance of T-storms.
Television Coverage- NNS: ABC. Cup: TNT http://www.jayski.com/pages/tv.htm
Alliance Truck Parts 250. Saturday June 16th. Green Flag approx 4:01pm/et
Entry List- http://jayski.com/ne...igan-Entry-List
Weekend Schedule- http://www.jayski.co...2nns-13michigan
Quicken Loans 400. Sunday, June 17th. Green Flag approx 1:19pm/et
Entry List- http://www.jayski.co...igan-Entry-List
Weekend Schedule- http://www.jayski.co...ASCAR-Race-Info
No Trucks then?
Not until Kentucky, June 28th.
But, we will see Piquet in NNS next week! Permission to squeal, granted.
Stick around though, this weekend is gonna be fast.
Let's Talk Re-Paving & Testing:
This morning was the first time Cup drivers had driven on the newly re-paved track, and whadyaknow, they've shattered the Lap Record. ALL of them.
Martin Truex Jr. became the first NASCAR driver in MIS history to turn a 200-mph lap when he hit 200.261 this morning.
The old track record was 194.232, set by Ryan Newman in a Dodge in 2005.
Since then, most everyone who has stepped into a racesuit today has beaten Newman's time, in fact ALL 43 cars have, with speeds topping 218mph and 7 cars clipping the 200mph(avg) benchmark.
Tony Stewart ended up fastest at 201.896mph.
NASCAR officials have no plans to run restrictor plates.
What's the PaceCar look like?
PaceCar my Detroit Iron ass! We got a PaceTruck..
NASCAR badboy (really?) and Autosport BB polarizer Kurt Busch, after a relaxing week of fishing.
He'll be running both Nationwide and Cup.
Bah! So who's sitting out?
Dave Reutimann. Tony Raines is sitting in. Maybe Tommy Baldwin thought Finch would axe Kurt. Either way, Roity's back in the #10 next race.
Who won it last year?
Denny Hamlin June 2011, 153.029mph, started 10th
Kyle Busch August 2011, 150.898mph, started 17th
Enjoy the weekend lads. Should be a good one. If any of you feel the urge to re-pave things this weekend, that's totally understandable. Who doesn't want a faster patio/driveway?
Edited by gm914, 14 June 2012 - 23:56.