|June 12, 2016|
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race: FireKeepers Casino 400
Place: Michigan International Speedway
Date and Time: Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. ET
Tune-in: FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 400 miles (200 laps)
What to Watch For: NASCAR debuts updates to its rules package at Michigan as part of an industry-wide collaboration to further enhance the racing. The package, which further reduces downforce, will also be run at Kentucky in July. … Kurt Busch attempts to defend his June Michigan victory from last season after winning on Monday at Pocono. … Six different drivers have won the last six races at Michigan. … Matt Kenseth tries to win his second straight race at Michigan after visiting Victory Lane there in the fall. … Chase Elliott’s five top fives through the first 14 races of his Sunoco Rookie season are only matched by Dale Earnhardt’s total from 1979. Elliott’s achievement of 10 top 10s through the first 14 races of his rookie year was last accomplished by Jimmie Johnson in 2002. … Greg Biffle tries to add to his track-record four wins. He hasn’t visited Victory Lane at any track since June 16, 2013 at Michigan.