NASCAR fantasy forecast: Hamlin gets the nod at Michigan

Denny Hamlin has won the last two June races at Michigan. (Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin has won the last two June races at Michigan. (Getty Images)

For the second week in a row the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads into somewhat unfamiliar territory with Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This week marks the second track in a row that the series will race on that has undergone a recent repaving. Teams got a sneak peek with a testing session at the 2.0 mile oval near Detroit in April and speeds were reportedly nearing 215 miles per hour.

While it will be fast, when the green flag falls Sunday there could still be a lot of uncertainty.

Detroit is of course home to the large automakers and this week the three favorites just happen to represent three different makes; Toyota, Chevy and Ford. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.