Date: Sunday, June 15
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan
Track: 2-mile oval
Capacity: 72,000 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: TNT
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Dale Jarrett, 1999 (173.997 mph)
Qualifying record: Joey Logano, August 2013 (203.949 mph)
Defending champion: Greg Biffle
Runner up: Kevin Harvick
Pole winner: Carl Edwards (202.452 mph)
1. Greg Biffle (Start: 19)
2. Kevin Harvick (21)
3. Martin Truex Jr (13)
4. Kyle Busch (9)
5. Tony Stewart (14)
6. Matt Kenseth (8)
7. Clint Bowyer (27)
8. Carl Edwards (1)
9. Joey Logano (6)
10. Jeff Burton (18)
Average speed: 139.278 mph
Time of race: 2 hrs., 52 mins., 19 secs.
Margin of victory: 2.989 secs.
Caution flags: 8 for 38 laps
Lead changes: 22 among 13 drivers
2013 Greg Biffle, Ford, 139.278 mph
2012 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 139.144 mph
2011 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 153.029 mph
2010 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 156.386 mph
2009 Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 155.491 mph
2008 Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 145.375 mph
2007 Carl Edwards, Ford, 148.072 mph
2006 Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 118.788 mph
2005 Greg Biffle, Ford, 150.596 mph
2004 Ryan Newman, Dodge, 139.292 mph
2003 Kurt Busch, Ford, 131.219 mph
2002 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 154.822 mph
2001 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 134.203 mph
2000 Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 143.926 mph
1999 Dale Jarrett, Ford, 173.997 mph
1998 Mark Martin, Ford, 158.695 mph
1997 Ernie Irvan, Ford, 153.338 mph
1996 Rusty Wallace, Ford, 166.033 mph
1995 Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 134.141 mph
1994 Rusty Wallace, Ford, 125.022 mph
1993 Ricky Rudd, Chevrolet, 148.484 mph
1992 Davey Allison, Ford, 152.672 mph
1991 Davey Allison, Ford, 160.912 mph
1990 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 150.219 mph
1989 Bill Elliott, Ford, 139.023 mph
1988 Rusty Wallace, Pontiac, 153.551 mph
1987 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 148.454 mph
1986 Bill Elliott, Ford, 138.851 mph
1985 Bill Elliott, Ford, 144.724 mph
1984 Bill Elliott, Ford, 134.705 mph
1983 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 138.728 mph
1982 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 118.101 mph
1981 Bobby Allison, Buick, 130.589 mph
1980 Benny Parsons, Chevrolet, 131.808 mph
1979 Buddy Baker, Chevrolet, 135.798 mph
1978 Cale Yarborough, Oldsmobile, 149.563 mph
1977 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 135.033 mph
1976 David Pearson, Mercury, 141.148 mph
1975 David Pearson, Mercury, 131.398 mph
1974 Richard Petty, Dodge, 127.098 mph
1973 David Pearson, Mercury, 153.485 mph
1972 David Pearson, Mercury, 146.639 mph
1971 Bobby Allison, Mercury, 149.567 mph
1970 Cale Yarborough, Mercury, 138.302 mph
1969 Cale Yarborough, Mercury, 139.254 mph
Race: Pocono 400 (June 8)
Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Finish line order: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 52 mins., 7 secs.
Average speed: 139.440 mph
Margin of victory: 0.439 secs.
Caution flags: 7 for 26 laps
Lead changes: 21 among 10 drivers
Lap leaders: Hamlin-pole, Keselowski 1-56, J. Gordon 57, Stewart 58, Hamlin Hamlin-pole, Keselowski 1-56, J. Gordon 57, Stewart 58, Hamlin 59-61, Keselowski 62-75, Stewart 76-83, Ku. Busch 84-88, Stewart 89-95, Hamlin 96, Earnhardt Jr 97-100, Vickers 101, Larson 102-108, Johnson 109-111, Stewart 112-119, Keselowski 120-128, Earnhardt Jr 129-130, Johnson 131-132, J. Gordon 133, Allgaier 134-139, Keselowski 140-155, Earnhardt Jr 156-160
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/McDonald's
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#3. Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Dow
#4. Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Budweiser
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Farmers Insurance
#7 Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA) Chevrolet/Pilot Flying J
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/DeWalt
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Express
#12 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia) Ford/SKF
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/GEICO
#14 Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 * Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M Military Salute
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/EcoPower Oil
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#21 Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#23 Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ) Toyota/Dr. Pepper
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#26 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Speed Stick Gear
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Pitt. Paints
#31 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Quicken Loans
#32 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Ford/corvetteparts.net
#33 David Stremme (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#36 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Chevrolet/TBA
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#40 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Hillman Racing
#41 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Haas Automation
#42 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Smithfield
#44 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/TBA
#47 A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA) Chevrolet/Charter
#48 Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
#51 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/AccuDoc Solutions
#55 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#66 Brett Moffitt (Grimes, IA) Toyota/Let's Go Places Toyota
#77 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Ford/valor4vets
#78 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/Burger King
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/National Guard
#98 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Fastenal
|Martin Truex Jr.||16||2||17||36||17||26||12||3|
|Dale Earnhardt Jr||17||3||5||Won||14||7||21||Won||37|
Located roughly 70 miles west of Detroit, Michigan International Speedway is a 2-mile oval with 18 degrees of banking in all of its turns, as well as 5 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and 2 degrees on the backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 3,600 feet, and the backstretch measures 2,242 feet. Ground-breaking of this track took place on Sept. 28, 1967. It underwent a repave prior to the June 2012 race.
There have been 89 races in NASCAR's premier series held at Michigan. The track has hosted two events each season since 1969, with the exception of 1973, which had just one race there. The second race at Michigan this season is scheduled for Aug. 17.
The inaugural Cup race at Michigan on June 15, 1969 was 500 miles in length. Cale Yarborough won that event. The second race there on Aug. 17 of that year was 600 miles long.
Michigan was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the second race in 1970 and both events in 1971, with the distance being 402 miles. All other races at this track have been scheduled for 400 miles.
Bill Elliott holds the record for most starts at Michigan with 61. Jeff Gordon's 42 starts is tops among those drivers on the entry list for this race.
David Pearson holds the record for most victories at Michigan with nine. Greg Biffle has four wins, which is the best among those entered.
Jack Roush has the most car owner wins at Michigan with 13, followed by Glen Wood with 11. Biffle, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing, has won two of the last three races at this track.
Pearson also has the most pole wins at Michigan with 10. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with five.
The race winner at Michigan has started from the pole 17 times, which is more than any other starting position there. Joey Logano most recently did it last August.
Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Cup race at Michigan occurred on June 10, 2001 when Gordon beat Ricky Rudd to the finish line by just 0.085 seconds.
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Cup race at Michigan is 32nd, accomplished by Mark Martin in June 2009. Martin drove for Hendrick Motorsports at the time.
Three active drivers scored their first poles in the series at Michigan: Jeff Burton (Aug. 18, 1996), J.J. Yeley (June 17, 2007) and Marcos Ambrose (June 17, 2012). Burton is not competing in this weekend's race.
Two drivers entered in this race made their Cup debuts at Michigan: Carl Edwards (Aug. 22, 2004) and Landon Cassill (June 13, 2010).
No active driver won his or her first race in the series at this track.
Logano holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Michigan. Busch took the checkered flag there on Aug. 18, 2013 when he was 23 years, 2 months and 25 days old. When Harry Gant was 52 years, 7 months and 6 days old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on Aug. 16, 1992.
The next race is the June 22 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending race winner.