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Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway

Sprint Cup Series
Date: Aug 26-28, 2016
Track: Michigan Int. Speedway
Location: Brooklyn, Michigan

The Pure Michigan 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held every year during the month of August 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).

The 2016 racing season concludes with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Aug. 28. The Sprint Cup Series stars always end the MIS season with an exciting finale, featuring many lead changes and exciting finishes.

 

2016 Schedule

Friday, August 26
8 a.m.    Day Parking Lots Open (FREE) 
11 a.m.   Welcome Center Opens (FREE)
12 - 1:25 p.m.   NSCS Practice
1:30 - 2:25 p.m.     NCWTS Practice
4 - 4:55 p.m.    NCWTS Practice
5:15 p.m. NSCS Qualifying
6 p.m.  Keloorah VIP Opens
11 p.m. - 2 a.m. NIGHTCAP: Keloorah After-Party
Saturday, August 27
7 a.m.   Day Parking Lots Open (FREE) 
8:30-9:25 a.m.   NSCS Practice 
9:45 a.m.   NCWTS Qualifying  
10 a.m.   NSCS Youth Garage Tour* 
11-11:30 a.m.   TV Exhibition Run  
11:15 a.m.   NCWTS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting 
11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.   NSCS Final Practice 
12:30 p.m.   NCWTS Driver Introductions* (Security with clear pit road) 
1 p.m.   Careers for Veterans 200  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (100 Laps, 200 Miles)  
2 p.m. Keloorah Box Opens
2:30 p.m.  Welcome Center Closes  
11 p.m.   Keloorah Closes* 
Sunday, August 28
6 a.m.   Day Parking Lots Open (FREE) 
8 a.m.   Gates, Grandstands and New Holland Fan Plaza Open 
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Track and Start-Finish Line Open for Guests with Pit Passes*  
11:00 a.m.   Red Carpet Walk Begins* (Requires fans to have a Pre-Race Pit and Paddock Pass) 
12 p.m.    NSCS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting  
1:30 p.m.    NSCS Driver Introductions* (Security with clear pit road) 
2 p.m.   Welcome Center Closes 
2 p.m.   Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (200 Laps, 400 Miles)  

 

2015 Results

Pos Driver Make Start Laps
1 Matt Kenseth Toyota 1 200
2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 7 200
3 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 22 200
4 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 4 200
5 Denny Hamlin Toyota 2 200

Past Winners

YEAR DRIVER TEAM MAKER Laps Miles SPEED
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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