Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

There hasn’t been a full-time African American driver on NASCAR’s premier circuit since Virginian Wendell Scott retired in 1973

Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

The race is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday on FS1.

"Right now the weekend (race) program is so streamlined that you don't have time to experiment".

One person who is showing signs of getting better this season is Danica Patrick. Once Clint Bowyer was sent into the wall to warrant another caution with 15 laps remaining, Larson took the lead while Elliott, who jumped Busch, moved into second place.

Patrick now sits 30th in NASCAR standings. He will line up the No. 78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry on the outside of Row 1 for Sunday's FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Session two lasts 10 minutes, only the fastest 12 cars advance for a chance at the pole position. "Yeah, I think so", he said. We had a little bit of a mistake the first lap but after that the second and third rounds were really good. But the Wood Brothers had not taken an event since Trevor Bayne at the 2011 Daytona 500.

Blaney's first win running the No. 21 Ford was far from easy.

This was the fifth time in the past eight races at MI that the pole-winner also won the race. Truex won the first 2 stages of the race. He earned his third top 10 finish of the year in the FireKeepers Casino 400 and he got to wear that awesome bright green Mountain Dew fire suit. Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be held at Sonoma Raceway, the closest NASCAR track to Elk Grove.

Larson won the pole Friday and Truex qualified second, another impressive showing for the duo that's been so consistently strong this season.

He has led a resurgence at Chip Ganassi Racing, which as an organization has run the best among the teams supported by Chevrolet, which lost one of its top organizations in Stewart-Haas Racing to Ford this year. Daniel Suarez had to start in the back because of an unapproved tire change. He went on to win the championship. "I haven't run the XFINITY race in probably the last six years", he said. Keselowski and Sadler were in first place after the first and second stages, at 30 laps and 60. Keselowski also swept the stages.

Although Busch dominates this series, he believes the upcoming race won't be an easy one. Elliott Sadler (No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet) was second and Brandon Jones (No. 33 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet) third. MIS is the fastest track on the Cup Series schedule. Sure, there are 11 races left after all. Next race: American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen, June 24, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa.

"We saw it the last couple restarts, so just wrong place". He also was second in the All-Star Race, which doesn't count in the standings.

For a limited time, I am offering a copy of my DFS NASCAR cheathsheet which includes Track History, Current Form, Odds, Track Type History, Practice/Qualifying Ranks and much more. Bell, who won at Texas under caution after a nasty wreck, trails Johnny Sauter by 40 points in the standings.

Now 88 points out of a playoff spot, the slump has done little to put the brakes on rumors Kahne could be out of this ride as soon as next year. 20th in the June race past year, his new JTG Daugherty team is a virtual unknown but could use pit strategy to race its way to the front.

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