FireKeepers Casino 400 - NASCAR Cup Series venues
FireKeepers Casino 400 - NASCAR Cup Series Tickets
Location: Brooklyn, Mich.
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
Sport: Stock Car Auto Racing
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Notable Past Winners: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Firekeepers Casino 400 TicketsThe Firekeepers Casino 400 is a 200-lap, 400-mile race held each June at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It is one of two races held each year at Michigan International Speedway. The race is run in three stages. Stages 1 and 2 are 60 laps each. Stage 3 finishes the race after 80 laps. Cale Yarborough won the first June race at Michigan in 1969. Since then, the list of race winners has included many members of NASCAR's Hall of Fame. Yarborough won again in 1970 and finished his career with six wins in this event. Bill Elliott and David Pearson won it four times each. Rusty Wallace took three Firekeepers Casino 400 titles. Father and son, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. won two times each. Jeff Gordon holds the qualifying record for this event at 206.558 mph, set in 2014. Dale Jarrett turned in the fastest race, averaging 173.997 mph in 1999. Grab your tickets at StubHub, and enjoy the fast action at Michigan.
How big is Michigan International Speedway?Michigan International Speedway sits on a 1,400-acre site in the Irish Hills section of Michigan. It is two miles around and shaped like the letter "D." The backstretch is straight, and the frontstretch juts out slightly toward the grandstands. It is banked in the corners at 18 degrees. The frontstretch is banked at 12 degrees. The backstretch has five degrees of banking. It is 73 feet wide in the turns, which provides room for three and sometimes four racing grooves.
Who won last year's Firekeepers Casino 400?Joey Logano dominated last year's event, winning from the pole after leading 163 of the 200 laps. Logano held off Kurt Busch at the end for a .147 second margin of victory. Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five finishers.
Have any Firekeepers Casino winners gone on to win the NASCAR season championship?The driver who won the Firekeepers Casino 400 has gone on to win the NASCAR Cup six times, but not since Dale Jarrett's win in 1999. Before that, Dale Earnhardt took both titles in 1987 and 1990. Cale Yarborough matched two straight Michigan wins with two straight Series championships in 1977 and 1978. Richard Petty won this race on the way to his Cup Series title in 1974.
When is the 2020 Firekeepers Casino 400?The 2020 Firekeepers Casino 400 is scheduled for Sunday, June 7. It is part of a tripleheader weekend with the ARCA Menards Series 200 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTI Printing 250.
How is the racing in the Firekeepers Casino 400?With its 3,600 foot frontstretch, 2,242-foot backstretch and wide corners, Michigan is made for speed. The racing is fast, yet competitive. This event has never seen more than nine caution flags. Over the past 10 years, it has averaged just under 34 caution laps per race. You can expect high-speed competition and safe racing at Michigan.
Is the Firekeepers Casino 400 part of the NASCAR Playoffs?As a June race, the Firekeepers Casino 400 is not part of the NASCAR Playoffs. However, it will most likely impact the Playoffs field. Under NASCAR rules, if the race winner is in the top 30 of the Cup Series standings and attempts every race, they automatically qualify for the Playoffs. So unless a driver ranked 30th or lower wins the race, the Firekeepers Casino 400 winner will make the NASCAR Playoffs field.
Where can I get tickets for the Firekeepers Casino 400?StubHub is your best source for tickets to the Firekeepers Casino and all the racing in Michigan's June race weekend.
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