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The Pure Michigan 400 promised to be another exceptionally fast race at Michigan International Speedway. Repaving of the surface prior to this season caused speeds to skyrocket in June, and despite a new tire from Goodyear to meet the demanding conditions this time, speeds still promised to be high. The race created a number of chances for drivers to test equipment and one another. From the green flag it was Mark Martin who dominated the first half. A scary accident when his car speared the end of an opening in the pit road wall took him out of the running before halfway, though. Toward the end it looked as though the Hendrick teammates of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson could claim the top spot, with Johnson edging much of the field. The five-time champion took the lead from Brad Keselowski with just a handful of races remaining, but lost his engine shortly after. Oil on the track forced a late restart leading to Greg Biffle flying the Ford flag in Victory Lane. Ahead this...
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