Quicken Loans 400 Quick Facts Preview

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the fifteenth race of the 2013 points season, the Quicken Loans 400 held on Sunday June 16th.

Forty-four drivers will attempt to qualify for Sunday’s race, which means after qualifying one team will not be in the field.

Fifteen active Sprint Cup Series drivers have previous wins at Michigan, but none more than driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, Mark Martin.

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The thirty-one year Sprint Cup Series veteran, Mark Martin, has the most wins at Michigan International Speedway among active drivers.  His five win Michigan history lands him fourth in the most wins at this track among all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers.  Martin’s 31 top 10 finishes and 965 lead laps gives him the overall record for top 10 finishes at Michigan and third all-time in the most laps lead.

With a history of winning five poles at Michigan International Speedway, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon holds the record for most poles won among active drivers and is third on the overall list behind former Sprint Cup Series champions David Pearson and Bill Elliot, who won 10 and 6 poles respectively.

Driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford, Carl Edwards has been in Victory Lane twice at the Michigan International Speedway and has a best average finish among active drivers of 8.2.

Two-time Michigan International Speedway winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will look to repeat his success at Michigan from last year.  Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard “Man of Steel” Chevrolet ended a long losing streak last year when he won the 2012 Quicken Loans 400, and is looking to end another losing streak this weekend.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will qualify for the Quicken Loans 400 on Friday at 3:35 pm.

The Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway will get underway Sunday, June 16th at 1:00pm.

 

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