Quicken Loans 400 Free Picks
BROOKLYN, MI (ATS Consultants) - The NASCAR Sprint Cup moves to Brooklyn, Mich. for the Quicken Loans 400. Who will take home the checkered flag?
This is the 15th race on the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule. Michigan International Raceway is located 70 miles west of Detroit. The Speedway is a 2-mile oval with 18 degrees of banking in all of its turns, as well as five degrees of banking on the front stretch and two degrees on the backstretch. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite after winning last week at Pocono.
Kenseth is an excellent driver on intermediate racetracks. He has scored five top five s in the last ten races here. He finished seventh at Fontana and won at Kansas. In his last four races at Michigan, Kenseth has an average starting position of 3.8 and an average finishing position of No. 8. He has been fast all season.
Junior won the race here last year, snapping a 143-race winless streak. He usually does well here as he's finished top five in four of the past ten races here. He also finished second at Fontana and had another runner-up finish last week at Pocono.
Bayne competed in four races in the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan and finished three in the top 25. His last run in a Cup car series was a 16th-place finish at Charlotte. He's also coming off a win at Iowa in the Nationwide series. Could be hitting his stride.
Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 Race Info
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Date: Sunday, June 16
Race: Quicken Loans 400
Site: Michigan International Speedway
Track: 2-mile tri-oval.
Start time: 1p.m. ET.
Laps: 200. Miles: 400
2012 Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Runner up: Tony Stewart
Radio: Performance Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Race Record: Dale Jarrett, 1999 (173.997 mph)
Qualifying Record: Marcos Ambrose, 2012 (203.241 mph)