Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

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.

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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 Examiner.com 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.