This should be epic! The Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race will separate the men from the boys when it gets underway on Aug. 28 at 2p.m. EST. Will defending champion Matt Kenseth, 44, regain his crown as king of the Michigan International Speedway? Click for the live stream to watch!
Now, if Matt thinks he’ll have it all his own way he’s got another thing coming! Rival Joey Logano, 26, won this season’s first Sprint Cup race at Michigan, the Firekeepers Casino, back in June. He will do all he can to make Matt’s job that much tougher, in what will be an epic battle to the finish line.
However, one man that won’t be racing is Jeff Gordon. The NASCAR legend, who has been subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., will not be available because of a prior commitment. In his place, with Dale still not fit to return for two races following his concussion problems, Hendrick Motorsports has said that Alex Bowman will drive for them in this one instead.
Last year, Matt put in an amazing performance, leading the race for a record 146 laps including the last 25 to win the race with ease. Kevin Harvick finished second, and he will surely be hoping to go one better Stewart-Haas Racing this time round. He has finished second in 5 of the last 7 races in Michigan, so he knows how to negotiate this circuit perfectly well.
It’s sure to be an incredible race, and one that could be incredibly difficult to call. But a lot of the smart money is on Brad Keselowski, who has been the best driver this season by getting the best out of the aerodynamics package.
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series race? Can Matt repeat his heroics from last year? Tell us who you think will be the victor!