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The Motorsports Weekend – Michigan International Speedway takes the Spotlight

This weekend NASCAR and ARCA will travel to Michigan where Hendrick Motorspors will try for a fifth straight win. The Truck series will make a big return to Gateway Motorsports Park in the first NASCAR event there since 2010. I will personally be covering the World of Outlaws Event at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for LWOS. Stay tuned for an exciting weekend of racing!

Sprint Cup at Michigan International Speedway; Quicken Loans 400

Qualifying: Friday at 3:40pm EST on FS1
Race: Sunday at 1:00pm EST on TNT
Previous winner: Greg Biffle (June) and Joey Logano (August)

Rouse Fenway Racing and specifically Greg Biffle have received recent success at Michigan and look to take a win here this week. Biffle is currently in a position to be qualified for the Chase without any wins, however with as many winners that the series has seen already could result in a season ending result. Biffle will try to stop Dale Earnhardt Jr. From getting his third win of the season along with Hendrick Motorsports trying for their fifth straight win.

Sprint Cup Entry List
Car Driver Sponsor
1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s
2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite
3 Austin Dillon DOW
4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser
5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance
7 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J
9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt
10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy
11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express
12 Juan Pablo Montoya SKF
13 Casey Mears GEICO
14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1
15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy
16 Greg Biffle 3M Military Salute
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil
18 Kyle Busch M&M’s
20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General
21 Trevor Bayne Quick Lane
22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil
23 Alex Bowman Dr. Pepper
24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger
26 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Gear
27 Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints
31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans
32 Travis Kvapil
33 David Stremme Little Joe’s Autos
34 David Ragan Taco Bell
36 Reed Sorenson TBA
38 David Gilliland Long John Silver’s
40 Landon Cassill Hillman Racing
41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation
42 Kyle Larson Target
43 Aric Almirola Smithfield
44 J.J. Yeley Chevy TBA
47 A.J. Allmendinger Charter
48 Jimmie Johnson Kobalt Tools
51 Justin Allgaier CSS USA Airflow Systems
55 Brian Vickers Aaron’s Dream Machine
66 Brett Moffitt Let’s Go Places
77 Dave Blaney valor4vets
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row
83 Ryan Truex Burger King
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / Superman
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing
99 Carl Edwards Fastenal




Nationwide at Michigan International Speedway

Qualifying: Saturday at 10:40am EST on ESPN2
Race: Saturday at 2:00pm EST on ESPN
Previous winner: Regan Smith

Dale Enarhardt Jr. will run his eBay Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan as Jr Motorsports takes three cars to Michigan. Chase Elliott and Regan Smith are still battling for the points lead after the week off from NNS. Kyle Larson, another cup regular, will try to get some extra laps on the track and will be driving the 42 Target Car.

Nationwide Entry List
Ent Car# Driver Sponsor
01 Landon Cassill
2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge
3 Ty Dillon WESCO
4 Jeffrey Earnhardt
6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare
7 Regan Smith
9 Chase Elliott NAPA AUTO PARTS
10 Kevin Lepage
11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial
13 Carl Long Headrush
14 Jeff Green Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap
16 Ryan Reed ADA Pathway to stop Diabetes
17 Tanner Berryhill
19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports
20 Sam Hornish Jr Sun Energy
22 Joey Logano Discount Tire
23 Ryan Ellis Rick Ware Racing
28 J J Yeley Texas 28 Spirits Stage
31 Dylan Kwasniewski Rockstar
33 Paul Menard Nibco / Menards
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing
40 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing
42 Kyle Larson Cartwheel
43 Dakoda Armstrong WinField
44 Blake Koch
46 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Plumbing
51 Jeremy Clements
52 Joey Gase Donate Life
54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy
55 Jamie Dick Viva Auto Group
60 Chris Buescher Roush Performance Parts
62 Brendan Gaughan South Point
67 Benny Gordon Cross Concrete Construction
70 Derrike Cope YOUTHEORY
72 Matthew Carter CrashClaimsR.US
74 Mike Harmon TBA
76 Tommy Joe Martins TBA
80 Ross Chastain Aisin
87 Joe Nemechek TBD
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr eBay
89 Morgan Shepherd King’s Tire
93 Harrison Rhodes JGL Racing
99 James Buescher Rheem


Camping World Truck Series at Gateway Motorsports Park

Qualifying: Saturday at 5:00pm EST on FS1
Race: Saturday at 8:30pm EST on FS1
Previous winner: No race last season

The trucks series will be the first of the top three circuits to return to Gateway, after the bankruptcy of the track. Now Gateway tries to return to greatness and hopes to someday host a Cup Series race.
Camping World Trucks Entry List

0 Caleb Roark The Parkway Hotel
00 Cole Custer Haas Automation
02 Tyler Young Randco/Young’s Building Systems
5 J. W.Townley Zaxbys
07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life /NASE Worldwide
08 Jimmy Weller HTBA
8 John Nemechek MD Anderson Cancer Center
9 Chase Pistone NTS Motorsports
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb RAM
12 Ted Minor TBA
13 Jeb Burton Estes-Carolina Nut
17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing
19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite
20 Gray Gaulding Krispy Kreme / Gemini Southern
21 Joey Coulter TBA
29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard
30 Ron Hornaday Jr. Rheem
31 Ben Kennedy TBD
32 Tayler Malsam Outerwall
35 Mason Mingus Call 811
36 Scott Stenzel Machine & Tool
42 C. Lewandoski Randco/Young’s Building Systems
50 T.J. Bell Electrical Linemen
51 Erik Jones ToyotaCare
54 Darrell Wallace Jr Make IN America
57 Norm Benning TBA
63 Justin Jennings LG Seeds-Mittler Bros. Machine & Tools
75 Adam Edwards TBA
77 German Quiroga Jr NET10 Wireles
88 Matt Crafton Ideal Door-Menards
98 Johnny Sauter Smokey MTN-Curb Records
99 Bryan Silas TBA


ARCA at Michigan

Race: Friday at 5:15pm EST on FS1
Previous winner: Brennan Poole

Mason Mitchell has finished second place four times in the last nine races, including last weekends very close race with Kyle Larson. Mitchell comes into this race only 20 points (the equivalent of four race positions) behind points leader, Grant Enfinger. Enfinger started off the year with three wins of the first four races, but hasn’t gathered another since. The difference between the two, Enfinger qualified 8th, Mitchell is on the pole.

ARCA Starting Lineup
1/98 Mason Mitchell Thermal Tech Racing
2/66 Austin Theriault Cometic Gasket-Renton Coil Spring
3/15 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s
4/22 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions
5/25 Justin Boston ZLOOP Toyota
6/55 Cody Coughlin JEG’s Toyota
7/44 Frank Kimmel Ansell-Menards
8/90 Grant Enfinger Motor Honey-Casite-Advance Auto Parts
9/23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel
10/69 Will Kimmell Messinas-Ingersoll Rand
11/52 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts
12/88 Justin Allison
13/6 Josh Williams Southwest Florida Cable Construction
14/77 Tom Hessert
15/2 Thomas Praytor DK-LOK Fittings & Valves
16/3 Ron Cox Hixson Construction
17/97 Tom O’Leary IV Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
18/48 Brad Smith

19/18 Bill Catania Stacks Original Wings & BBQ Sauce
20/0 James Swanson Wayne Peterson Racing
21/28 Mike Buckley ETS-Kneader Machinery
22/34 Darrell Basham Darrell Basham Racing
23/10 Rick Clifton Ohio Ag Equipment-Clifton Trucking
24/40 David Sear Carter 2 Motorsports
25/06 Wayne Peterson Wayne Peterson Racing
26/68 Chris Bailey Kimmel Racing


World of Outlaws Mediacom Shootout

Qualifying: Thursday at 7:00pm
Race: Sunday at 6:00pm
Previous winner: Donny Schatz

The World of Outlaws races into Knoxville for the first event of the season in the Mediacom Shootout this Saturday. Donny Schatz swept the competition last year winning the Mediacom Shootout and Knoxville Nationals. Steve Kinser, a teammate of Schatz’s at To ya Stewart Racing, will be taking the wheel for the second to last time at Knoxville, where he has won over 20 times.


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