Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway • Auto Club Speedway (Fontana)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Pocono Raceway • Talladega Superspeedway
Distance: 2 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Both with 4 - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards
All with 3 - Brian Vickers, Tony Stewart, and Denny Hamlin
Tony Stewart - 7
Both with 6 - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards
All with 5 - Brian Vickers, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, and Denny Hamlin
Recent Pole Winners:
2011 Greg Biffle
2010 Kasey Kahne
The Likely Suspects: These 12 drivers have the top driver ratings at MIS and will be sure to be major contenders when the green flag drops: Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin.
My 2 Cents: Michigan used to be Roush-dominated, but I think Hendrick Motorsports has almost de-throned them. For that reason, my picks this week will be a blend of both powerhouse racing teams.
My "no brainer" pick is Matt Kenseth. Tony Stewart is also a great choice this week. After all, it is the summer and he is awesome at Michigan. Mark Martin should be a good option this week so I will add him. Next will be Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Kasey Kahne. Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex, Jr., are also fine picks and certainly worthy of your consideration. I will round out my team with Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish, Jr.
This race will be crucial for lots of drivers who need to make some gains to make the Chase, so prepare for some exciting, no holds barred racing!
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