Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway

 

Sprint Cup Series
Date : Aug 17, 2014
Track : Michigan Int. Speedway
Location : Brooklyn, Michigan

 

The Pure Michigan 400 is the 2nd  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Inaugurated in 1969 as a 600 mile race, it has since been done as a 400 mile race. In 1973 the race was not run when new owner Roger Penske decided to replace it with an Indy Car race.

From 1998 to 2002, the race was known as the Pepsi 400 but had a secondary sponsor attached to the name of the event, most likely to avoid confusion with the Daytona race of the same name (now known as the Coke Zero 400). For 2007, the race was renamed to the 3M Performance 400 when 3M and Post-it transferred their sponsorship from the Citizens Bank 400 to the August race.

Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3.22-km) moderate-banked D-shaped superspeedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) in Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

2014 Schedule

Friday, August 15
8 a.m. Parking Lots Open
10 a.m. Gates Open to the Public
12 - 1:30 p.m. Series Practice
1:40 - 2:30 p.m. Truck Series Practice
3 - 4:25 p.m. Truck Series Final Practice
4:35 p.m. Series Qualifying

Saturday, August 16
7 a.m. Parking Lots Open
8 a.m. Gates Open to the Public
8:30 - 9:25 a.m. Series Practice
9:35 a.m. Truck Series Qualifying
11 - 11:55 a.m. Series Final Practice
12 p.m. Pre-Race Activities & Driver Introductions
12:30 p.m. Truck Series Race Careers for Veterans 200
30 mins. post-race - Start of the Budweiser Acceleration concert (Lot 10)

Sunday, August 17
6 a.m. Parking Lots Open
8 a.m. Gates Open to the Public
12:30 p.m. Pre-Race Activities & Driver Introductions
1 p.m. Pure Michigan 400 (200 Laps, 400 Miles)

2014 Results

Pos Driver Team Maker Laps Points
1 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 47
2 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 42
3 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 43
4 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 40
5 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 40

Past Winners

YEAR DRIVER TEAM MAKER Laps Miles SPEED
2006 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 200 400 135.097
2007 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 203 406 117.012
2008 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 400 140.351
2009 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 200 400 131.531
2010 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 400 144.029
2011 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203 406 150.898
2012 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 201 402 144.662
2013 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 200 400 144.593
2014 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 400 141.788

 

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