Found June 15, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Just how fast will they go? NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers continued to push the limits on speed at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Tony Stewart topped 201 mph on Thursday, but that speed was eclipsed in the afternoon practice session Friday. Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle led the final practice session at the track with a lap of 204.708 mph. Marcos Ambrose followed with a lap of 203.551 mph. Overall, four drivers topped 202 mph and 14 were over 200 mph in the session. NASCAR Cup cars are set to qualify at 1:10 p.m. ET Saturday. Just how fast will the pole position speed be?

Biffle says speed don't feel extreme

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars reaching 220 mph going into the corner at Michigan International Speedway? That's Greg Biffle's estimate of his top speed Friday after posting a lap of 204.708 mph in qualifying trim during practice. For Biffle, 42, the lap was a confidence booster for Saturday's time trials, particularly since the Roush Fenway racer believes he left a little speed...

Speeds down after NASCAR tire switch

Greg Biffle posted the fastest speed in an extra Sprint Cup practice session Saturday night - and it was quite a bit slower than his run the previous day. The Cup cars finally slowed down when NASCAR held the extra practice because of a tire switch for Sunday's race. Biffle's speed was 195.647 mph - he had topped out at over 204 on Friday on the newly repaved surface at...

Greg Biffle Quicken Loans 400 Preview

This entry of news and notes for the Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan focuses in on Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle and his #16 3M Ford. Testing: The No. 16 team will test the backup chassis RK-803 on Thursday. Last Time at Michigan: Greg Biffle started from the pole and led 86 laps in the first half of the race.  Biffle ran as high as sixth in the closing laps but reported...

Sprint Cup cars issued new tires

NASCAR met with crew chiefs Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway to discuss changes for the left-side tires for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. With the two-mile track newly repaved in the offseason, teams discovered blistering on the tires as speeds increased more than six miles per hour from the laps turned during Goodyear's test in April. Drivers reached 220...

NASCAR switching tires at fast Michigan track

NASCAR is changing left-side tires for its Sprint Cup race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, and will hold an extra practice session Saturday night. The change will not affect Saturday qualifying. NASCAR informed teams of the switch Friday night, after a second consecutive day of soaring practice speeds at the newly repaved track. Goodyear says the higher speeds caused...

NASCAR adds Saturday Cup practice

NASCAR Sprint Cup Director John Darby sent out a technical bulletin Friday evening announcing a meeting with crew chiefs for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Michigan International Speedway and is adding an additional practice session later in the day. NASCAR will be changing the left-side tires for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. With a newly resurfaced track and drivers reaching...

Junior doesn't mind tough questions

Forget the 143-race winless streak, it's been four years since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. visited Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway -- or anywhere else for that matter. But Junior isn't losing sleep over his drought. "No," Earnhardt said. "I never felt that it bothered me that much. There are other things about finishes and weekends and what happens...

NASCAR: Goodyear Changing Tires for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

  Goodyear will make a tire change for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The decision was made Friday evening after teams had tires that were blistering following Friday’s practice sessions at the newly-repaved 2.0-mile track. Speeds in Sprint Cup practice had exceeded 218 mph on the front straightaway, with Greg Biffle...

High speeds mark morning test session

How fast is too fast? Mark Martin topped the speed chart on the newly repaved Michigan Speedway with a lap of 201.089 mph in NASCAR Sprint Cup testing Thursday. But down the frontstretch, drivers were reaching 218 mph entering the corner. That's five miles per hour faster than drivers were running last week at Pocono Raceway. During the first day of testing on the 2-mile track...

New 2013 F-150 FX4 to Serve as Pace Truck for Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup Race

DEARBORN, MI –  Ford Motor Company will introduce the latest version of the F-150, part of America’s best-selling truck lineup, on Sunday when Ford’s President of The Americas Mark Fields leads the field to green for Michigan International Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in the new 2013 F-150. “Like our hardworking customers, Ford is committed to continuous improvement...

Seven drivers top 200 mph at Michigan test

Seven NASCAR drivers topped 200 mph today, as teams tested the new surface at Michigan International Speedway in anticipation of this weekend's Sprint Cup race. Tony Stewart topped the speed chart with a speed of 201.896.“It is quite a rush for the driver to be going this fast,” said five time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson. “There seems to be a good combination with the...
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