2015 Quicken Loans 400

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2015 Quicken Loans 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 15 of 36 in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of the track
Layout of the track
Date June 14, 2015 (2015-06-14)
Location Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 138 laps, 276 mi (441.6 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Mostly cloudy with a temperature of 75 °F (24 °C); wind out of the southwest at 9 mph (14 km/h)
Average speed 116.688 mph (187.791 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 35.645
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 60
Winner
No. 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Sports 1
Announcers Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.0/4 (Overnight)[11]
2.3/5 (Final)[12]
3.52 Million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

The 2015 Quicken Loans 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on June 14, 2015 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 138 of the scheduled 200 laps on the 2 mile (3.2 km) D-shaped speedway, it was the 15th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Kurt Busch won the race, his second of the season, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Martin Truex, Jr. finished second and third. Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.

Kasey Kahne won the pole for the race and led one lap on his way to a 15th-place finish. Kevin Harvick led a race high of 63 laps before a flat tire and rain relegated him to a 29th-place finish. The race had 17 lead changes among eleven different drivers, as well as five caution flag periods for 38 laps. There were three red flag periods for one hour, 33 minutes and 13 seconds.

This was the 27th career victory for Kurt Busch, third at Michigan International Speedway and first at the track for Stewart-Haas Racing. This win moved Busch to eleventh in the points standings. Chevrolet left Michigan with a 66-point lead over Ford in the manufacturer standings.

The Quicken Loans 400 was carried by Fox Sports on the cable/satellite Fox Sports 1 network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Michigan International Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Freeway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)[13] approximately four-mile (6.4 km) south of the village of 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 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). Michigan is the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 200 MPH (320 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph (346 to 354 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.

Kevin Harvick entered Michigan with a 39-point lead over Martin Truex Jr. following a runner-up finish at Pocono to Truex. Jimmie Johnson entered 78 back. Joey Logano entered 79 back. Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered 94 back.

Entry list[edit]

The entry list for the Quicken Loans 400 was released on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:09 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-four cars were entered for the race. All but the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford driven by Ryan Blaney were entered the week before at Pocono. The only driver swap for this race is the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford that was driven by Mike Bliss.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Ty Dillon (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

First practice[edit]

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 35.557 and a speed of 202.492 mph (325.879 km/h).[14] His teammate Kurt Busch slapped the wall exiting turn 2 with 30 minutes remaining in the session and switched to his backup car.[15] "Went down in there and was a little twitchier when it turned in and then it went full on left," Busch radioed to his team after the hit. "Sorry … it's pretty much ruined."[16] Because this change took place prior to qualifying, he was not required to start the race from the rear of the field. The session was shortened due to rain.[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.557 202.492
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 35.713 201.607
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 35.793 201.157
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kasey Kahne, seen here in 2012, scored the pole for the race.

Kasey Kahne won the pole with a time of 35.645 and a speed of 201.992 mph (325.075 km/h).[18] “Our Great Clips Chevrolet has had speed all three runs, so I knew we’d have a shot today, so that was cool,” Kahne said. “It’s been a while since we’ve had a pole. It’s going to be really important. The track is going to change a lot, though, come Sunday, with all the racing going on this weekend and then our practices tomorrow. The track will be a lot different Sunday. So, there will be some passing for sure, but it’s not going to be easy. So, track position will play a big role in being there at the end of the race.”[18] "Kasey [Kahne] put up a little better lap than I did, but it was still a solid run," Kevin Harvick said after qualifying second.[18] “It was a good lap,” said Brad Keselowski after qualifying third. “This is one of our weakness tracks here at Michigan International Speedway. We are working on it and trying to get better. I honestly didn’t think we would qualify this well. We came with some new stuff on the car, which seems to be working. I am proud of everyone at Team Penske, Ford and Roush Yates engines for that.”[18] Brendan Gaughan was the lone driver who failed to qualify for the race.[18] Ryan Blaney qualified fifth for the race.[19] “It's really all you can ask for to be better and better in the three rounds,” Blaney said of the team’s qualifying effort. “Everyone did a great job. (Crew chief) Jeremy (Bullins) did a great job of getting us better. It was a good effort for us. We needed it. We're excited about Sunday."[19]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.909 35.703 35.645
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.748 35.645 35.712
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 36.205 35.845 35.741
4 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.064 35.812 35.809
5 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 36.084 35.872 35.811
6 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.526 35.799 35.823
7 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.213 36.003 35.836
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.120 35.935 35.882
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 36.370 35.980 35.896
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.537 35.839 35.916
11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 36.057 35.850 35.925
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.207 35.929 36.076
13 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.965 36.012
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.252 36.013
15 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.092 36.061
16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.388 36.102
17 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.343 36.117
18 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 36.337 36.184
19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.550 36.279
20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.586 36.294
21 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.544 36.324
22 33 Ty Dillon (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 36.526 36.330
23 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.343 36.340
24 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.287 36.440
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.599
26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36.605
27 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 36.630
28 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.657
29 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 36.660
30 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36.788
31 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 36.812
32 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 36.814
33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.814
34 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.831
35 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 36.984
36 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 37.104
37 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 37.195
38 26 Jeb Burton (R)[N 1] BK Racing Toyota 37.202
39 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 37.331
40 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 37.333
41 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 37.654
42 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 37.797
43 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 37.973
Failed to qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 38.431
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 35.806 and a speed of 201.084 mph (323.613 km/h).[20]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.806 201.084
2 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.928 200.401
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.002 199.989
Official second practice results

Final practice[edit]

Jeff Gordon was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 36.253 and a speed of 198.604 mph (319.622 km/h).[21] Halfway through the session, Denny Hamlin spun out on the front stretch and caused minor damage to the front splitter.[21] The team initially decided to roll out the backup car, but chose to fix the primary car rather than starting from the rear of the race.[21]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.253 198.604
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.259 198.571
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 36.259 198.571
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

First half[edit]

Start and rain delays[edit]

The race was scheduled to start at 1:16 p.m., but the threat of thunderstorms prompted NASCAR to move the start time up ten minutes. Eventually, the race started eight minutes after one. Kasey Kahne led the field to the green flag, but lost the lead to Carl Edwards on the first lap. He passed him to lead the second lap. Edwards went by him again to lead the third lap. The first caution of the race flew on lap 11 for rain in turns 1 and 2. The race was red flagged on lap 13 for rain.[22] After 59 minutes, the red flag was lifted and the field was moved off pit road. After two laps under caution, rain began to fall again in turn 1. The rain started coming down harder all around the track and the field was brought back down pit road again. The race was red flagged a second time on lap 19. It was lifted after 34 minutes.[23]

The race was set to restart on lap 25, but it was called off after Alex Bowman – who made contact with the wall early in the race – left debris on the backstretch. Eventually, the race restarted on lap 29. The second caution of the race flew on lap 41. It was a scheduled competition caution due to overnight rain. Josh Wise opted not to pit and took the lead. He drove down pit road the next lap and handed the lead to Kevin Harvick. Just as the field was lining up for the restart on lap 44, rain began to pour a third time. The field was brought back down pit road and the race was red flagged for the third time. After 36 minutes, the red flag was lifted and the field rolled off pit road.[23]

Second quarter[edit]

The race restarted on lap 52. The third caution of the race flew on lap 53 for a single car wreck on the front stretch. Exiting turn 4, Kyle Busch's car snapped loose, turned up the track and pounded the wall.[24] The SAFER barrier he hit was damaged and required repair.[23]

The race restarted on lap 60. A number of cars began hitting pit road around lap 77. Kevin Harvick surrendered the lead to pit on lap 83 and handed the lead to Matt Kenseth. He pitted on lap 85 and handed the lead to Brad Keselowski. He ducked onto pit road the next lap and gave the lead to Kyle Larson. He pitted on lap 88 and handed the lead to Joey Logano. He ran out of fuel on lap 95 and hit pit road. This gave the lead to Danica Patrick. She pitted on lap 97 and the lead cycled back to teammate Harvick.[25]

Second half[edit]

Halfway[edit]

Harvick gave up the lead to pit on lap 121 and handed it to Dale Earnhardt Jr. He pitted the next lap and it went to Kenseth. He pitted the next lap and handed it to Keselowski. Harvick stopped a second time for a flat right-front tire. Debris in turn 3 brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 125. That debris came from Harvick's car. Edwards opted not to pit and assumed the lead with rain just three miles out. The gamble failed and he pitted before the restart.[23]

Finish[edit]

Kyle Larson led the field to the restart on lap 130. He too failed on his gamble, pitted for gas three laps later and gave the lead to Kurt Busch. “Yeah, we could see weather coming there off of (Turn) 4 and just praying that it would get here in time for me to stay out and be in the lead when the rain did hit,” Larson said. “Hey, I applaud my guys for trying. We are pretty deep in points so we have to take risks like that to make the Chase. I’m happy with the call, just wish the rain would have come three laps sooner.”[26] The fifth caution of the race flew with 64 laps to go for rain. The field was brought down pit road and the race was red flagged for the fourth time with 62 laps to go.[27] Eventually, NASCAR called the race due to darkness being near and no sign of the weather letting up and Kurt Busch scored his 27th career win and third at Michigan, similar to the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 last year when Aric Almirola scored his first career win at Daytona.[28]

Post-race[edit]

Post-race comments[edit]

“We’ve got some indicators around lighting, when it gets within a certain mileage we have to work with the track and the track is going to evacuate the grandstands. Even when the sun was shining, it was still raining at 6:30 but post that when the sun came out, there was still lightning in the area, it would have been really challenging to have put fans in that circumstance. We judge it on how much time do we have left – daylight – you don’t have lights in Michigan, and more importantly, what does the weather look like. It takes longer to dry a track as you get later in the afternoon. Once we had to evacuate the grandstands … that put us in a really challenging situation. The fans had stuck it out for a long time and then when you looked at the radar and the possibility of continued lightning and rain, we thought it was the most prudent decision to make at that time to call it a day.’’

NASCAR Executive Vice-President Steve O'Donnell speaking on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.[29]

“(Crew chief) Tony Gibson led these guys through a back-up car, the pit crew was there giving it its best,” Kurt Busch said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to know what we went through, paced ourselves and found the lead towards the latter part of the race and then the rain came in.”[30] “Yeah, I mean, you just had to wait on the weather to get moved out, wait on them to dry the track,” Earnhardt Jr. said after finishing second. “You know, it didn't give you a whole lot of opportunities to understand your car and know exactly how to adjust your car and what to work on, so we were still dealing with some issues that we wanted to improve when the final shower came.”[30] “We were able to use the strategy to our benefit and come out of here with a top-10 effort and that feels great for this team,” Trevor Bayne said of his season-best finish of ninth. “We have been working hard to get up better results all season and to get this ninth place finish today is a confidence and momentum builder.”[30]

In his weekly Monday appearance on the Sirius XM NASCAR Radio program The Morning Drive, NASCAR Executive Vice-President and Chief Racing Officer Steve O'Donnell explained to Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone the process and reasoning to why the race was called before its scheduled conclusion.[29]

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 24 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 138 47
2 14 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 138 43
3 9 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 138 41
4 12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 138 41
5 11 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 138 40
6 3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 138 39
7 25 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 138 37
8 17 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 138 36
9 20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 138 35
10 32 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 138 34
11 13 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 138 33
12 4 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 138 33
13 27 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 138 31
14 22 33 Ty Dillon (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 138 0
15 1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 138 30
16 19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 138 29
17 16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 138 28
18 23 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 138 26
19 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 137 25
20 7 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 137 24
21 6 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 137 23
22 26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 137 22
23 31 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 137 21
24 5 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 137 0
25 33 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 137 19
26 30 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 137 18
27 36 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 137 17
28 15 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 137 16
29 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 137 17
30 35 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 137 14
31 29 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 137 0
32 40 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 137 12
33 37 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 137 11
34 39 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 137 11
35 18 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 136 9
36 21 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 136 8
37 38 26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 136 7
38 41 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 136 0
39 43 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 136 5
40 42 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 136 0
41 28 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 84 3
42 34 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 64 2
43 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52 1
Official Quicken Loans 400 results

Race statistics[edit]

  • 17 lead changes among 11 different drivers
  • 5 cautions for 38 laps; 3 red flags for 1 hour, 33 minutes, 22 seconds
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
  • Average speed: 116.688 mph (187.791 km/h)
  • Kurt Busch took home $186,725 in winnings
Lap Leaders
Laps Leader
1 Carl Edwards
2 Kasey Kahne
3-41 Carl Edwards
42 Josh Wise
43-82 Kevin Harvick
83-84 Matt Kenseth
85 Brad Keselowski
86-87 Kyle Larson
88-94 Joey Logano
95-96 Danica Patrick
97-119 Kevin Harvick
120 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
121 Matt Kenseth
122-126 Brad Keselowski
127 Carl Edwards
128-132 Kyle Larson
133-138 Kurt Busch
Total laps led
Leader Laps
Kevin Harvick 63
Carl Edwards 41
Joey Logano 7
Kyle Larson 7
Kurt Busch 6
Brad Keselowski 6
Matt Kenseth 3
Danica Patrick 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1
Kasey Kahne 1
Josh Wise 1

Race awards[edit]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports covered their seventh race at Michigan International Speedway and their first since 2006. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and two time Michigan winner Darrell Waltrip had the booth to call the race. Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Sports 1
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Larry McReynolds
Color-commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and five time Michigan winner Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field was racing down the front stretch. Dave Moody called the race from atop a billboard outside of turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley called the race from a platform outside turn 4 when the field was racing through turns 3 and 4. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelley and Steve Post worked pit road for MRN.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody[31]
Turn 3 & 4: Mike Bagley[32]
Alex Hayden[33]
Winston Kelley
Steve Post[34]

Standings after the race[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Jeb Burton changed engines after final practice and started the race from the rear of the field.

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