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The 2014 Pure Michigan 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on August 17, 2014, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 200 laps on the 2.0-mile (3.2 km) superspeedway, it was the 23rd race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon won the race, his third win of the season. Kevin Harvick finished second while Joey Logano, Paul Menard, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five. The top rookies of the race were Austin Dillon (22nd), Cole Whitt (25th), and Alex Bowman (26th).

2014 Pure Michigan 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 23 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Date August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)
Location Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Cloudy with a temperature of 71 °F (22 °C); wind out of the east at 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
Average speed 141.788 mph (228.186 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 34.857
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Team Penske
Laps 82
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN & MRN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree (Television)
Joe Moore and Jeff Striegle (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Buddy Long (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 3.2/7 (Final)
3.0/7 (Overnight)
5.150 Million viewers[11]

Contents

Previous week's raceEdit

A. J. Allmendinger held off a hard charging Marcos Ambrose with two laps to go to score his first career Sprint Cup Series victory in the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Upon exiting his car, Allmendinger expressed his delight at the result, stating he could not "believe we've won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race", before congratulating his entire JTG Daugherty Racing team, expressing "with this whole 47 team, [team owners] Tad Geschickter, Jody Geschickter, Brad Daugherty, all the great sponsors we have, our first Cup victory together, my first victory...I love these guys. I just wanted it so bad for them and this team. They work so hard. I wasn't gonna let Marcos take that from me".[12]

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Michigan International Speedway's front stretch and infield.

The track, Michigan International Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[13] Opened in 1960, the track's turns are banked at eighteen degrees, while the 3,600-foot-long front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at twelve degrees.[13] The back stretch, has a five degree banking and is 2,242 feet long.[13] Michigan International Speedway has a grandstand seating capacity of 84,000 people.[13] Joey Logano was the defending race winner from the 2013 race.

Following the events at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Tony Stewart sat out the previous week's race at Watkins Glen and on August 14, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Stewart would sit out Michigan and that Jeff Burton would drive in his place.[14]

New rules and regulationsEdit

On the Friday before the race, NASCAR vice president of competition and racing development Robin Pemberton announced an amendment to the rules in response to Kevin Ward, Jr.'s death at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Pemberton stated that NASCAR were "formalizing rules that have been there", and that the new rule would be referred to, in section 9-16 (On-Track Incident Procedures) of the NASCAR Rulebook:

Per the rules, if a racecar is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to return to pit road, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the racecar (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:

  • Shut off the electrical power and drop the window net to signal to safety crews that they are OK
  • Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a track worker
  • After being directed to exit the racecar, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle

Pemberton also stated that "through time you have to recognize when you get a reminder or tap on the shoulder, something that may need to be addressed", and that "it's not just about NASCAR, but it's all of sports and motorsports that we take note in". Pemberton also noted that the penalties that would be handed down would be taken on a case-by-case basis and not a fixed one-size-fits-all penalty.[15]

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Pure Michigan 400 was released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:03 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-three drivers were entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Jeff Burton[N 1] Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Trevor Bayne (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Travis Kvapil Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Alex Kennedy Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
37 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC3) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
66 Joe Nemechek (i) Identity Ventures Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet
99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Joey Logano was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 35.200 and a speed of 204.545 mph (329.183 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 35.200 204.545
2 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.275 204.111
3 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.308 203.920
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Jeff Gordon scored his 76th career pole with a new track record time of 34.857 and a speed of 206.558 mph (332.423 km/h); the seventh fastest pole lap in NASCAR history. Gordon stated that he "knew that we were really strong here the last time we were here and what our team is doing right now it's just phenomenal how they continue to improve race cars and just the whole effort", and praised his team for his car setup as "you don't go around this place like that, that fast without a really good race car". Logano qualified on the front row for the seventh time in 2014, stating that his car was "able to get faster as the session went on which is just an awesome job by this team to give me cars like this every week that are so good and so fun to drive". Logano did express his frustration at having only one pole of the seven front row starts; expressing that his team "were close again and just weren't able to do it".[16]

Martin Truex, Jr. missed the first practice session and qualifying after Sherry Pollex, his longtime girlfriend and business partner, underwent surgery to treat her ovarian cancer. Matt Crafton filled in for him on Friday.[17] Ryan Blaney practiced and qualified the No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing in place of Trevor Bayne, who was competing in the Nationwide Series event at Mid-Ohio. Bayne raced the car on Sunday.[18]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.233 34.971 34.857
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 35.145 35.038 34.887
3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.093 35.095 34.932
4 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.165 35.108 35.005
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 35.299 35.224 35.012
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.299 35.016 35.047
7 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.367 35.176 35.194
8 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.297 35.226 35.214
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.426 35.115 35.233
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.168 35.276 35.264
11 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.394 35.232 35.325
12 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.427 35.182 35.386
13 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.458 35.280
14 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.389 35.292
15 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.314 35.304
16 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.218 35.319
17 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 35.351 35.376
18 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.377 35.401
19 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.376 35.429
20 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 35.368 35.451
21 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.459 35.463
22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 35.300 35.513
23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 35.389 35.525
24 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.401 35.649
25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.488
26 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 35.563
27 14 Jeff Burton Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.571
28 21 Ryan Blaney[N 2] Wood Brothers Racing Ford 35.586
29 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 35.675
30 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.693
31 83 Ryan Truex (R)[N 3] BK Racing Toyota 35.774
32 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 35.911
33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 36.044
34 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.084
35 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.140
36 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 36.157
37 37 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.391
38 32 Travis Kvapil Go FAS Racing Ford 36.414
39 78 Matt Crafton[N 4] Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 36.462
40 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.536
41 33 Alex Kennedy Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 36.767
42 66 Joe Nemechek Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 36.891
43 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 37.104
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 35.436 and a speed of 203.183 mph (326.991 km/h). Ryan Truex was involved in a hard wreck seven minutes into the second practice session; he lost control of his car, overcorrected and hit the wall head on in turn two.[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.436 203.183
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.449 203.109
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.456 203.069
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Jeff Gordon was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 35.972 and a speed of 200.156 mph (322.120 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.972 200.156
2 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.055 199.695
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 36.156 199.137
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Pre-raceEdit

Following his heavy practice crash, BK Racing driver Ryan Truex was taken to hospital, complaining about a headache and shoulder pain.[20] He was later diagnosed with a concussion, and was replaced by J. J. Yeley for the race. Matt Crafton was originally slated to drive in Truex's place but he was unable to fit in the seat that was fitted for Truex. He later stated that he was "not going to take a chance", in light of his high positioning in the Camping World Truck Series points.[21] With the driver change and a backup car – following the practice crash – Yeley started from the rear of the field.[22] The race was scheduled to begin at 1:16 p.m. Eastern time but was delayed a few minutes to allow the Air Titans extra time to dry the race track.

First halfEdit

StartEdit

Jeff Gordon led the field to the green flag, but was unable to hold the lead immediately, as Joey Logano took the lead on the opening lap. The caution flag flew for the first time on lap four after Kyle Busch hit the wall in turn one, following previous contact at turn four.[23] The race restarted on lap eight, and was able to run cleanly until a competition caution, which had been necessitated following overnight rain showers. Ryan Newman stayed out when the leaders pitted so he assumed the lead. The race restarted on lap 25, but the caution flag flew almost immediately, after Danica Patrick started spinning in turn 1. Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Trevor Bayne, Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex, Jr. and Yeley were all involved in the crash. Jimmie Johnson, who had stayed out along with Newman during the second caution, managed to move ahead of him prior to the yellow flag coming out, and thus assumed the lead.[24]

The race restarted on lap 31, before debris in turn 2 brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 37. Johnson elected to come onto pit road during the caution and Logano retook the lead for the restart, on lap 41. Logano held the lead for the next portion of the race, before Gordon took the lead on lap 56, with the help of the lapped car of Yeley. Gordon and Logano swapped the lead over the next couple of laps, before Gordon maintained the lead until his next pit stop, on lap 64. He handed the lead over to teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who kept the lead until lap 68, when he pitted and handed the lead to teammate Johnson. Johnson pitted on lap 76 and handed the lead back to Newman; Johnson rejoined the circuit a lap down in 25th place. Newman pitted on lap 79 and handed the lead back to Gordon. During this stint at the front – at the end of the 92nd lap – Gordon recorded his 1,000th lap led at Michigan races.

Second halfEdit

The caution flew for the fifth time on lap 97 after Kyle Larson blew a right-front tire and hit the wall in turn 4. Larson was disappointed at the end result stating it was "a shame" but stated that it fired up his impetus for a bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.[25] Newman stayed out when the leaders pitted so he retook the lead for the restart on lap 109. Logano retook the lead at the restart, and maintained the lead throughout a lengthy green-flag period of the race. Logano pitted on lap 140 and handed the lead to Kurt Busch, who himself held the lead for a few laps before his own pit stop. Gordon cycled through to the lead, holding it until his final stop, on lap 165. Busch led a lap before pitting, passing the lead to Brad Keselowski.

FinishEdit

Just after he assumed the lead of the race, Keselowski hit the wall in turn 1 and brought out the sixth caution on lap 168, which resulted in Kasey Kahne taking the lead. Kahne pitted under the caution and Logano retook the lead for the restart, with 27 laps to go. Before the completion of a full lap of racing, the caution flags flew once again, when Brian Vickers got loose and spun in turn four. The race restarted with 23 laps to go. Kurt Busch got loose exiting turn two while battling Logano for the lead; his car started coming apart on the front stretch, hit the wall again in turn one and brought out the eighth caution of the race, as debris was scattered all over the track. The race restarted with 17 laps to go; Gordon took the lead from Logano and went on to win for the 91st time in his career. Gordon stated that he had "got a really good restart, and I got to his quarter panel in Turn 1 and I was able to drag him back and it allowed me to get the momentum and get by him". Logano felt he had Gordon cleared and lamented that he "should have pulled down in front of him".[26]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 47
2 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 42
3 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 43
4 7 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 40
5 25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 40
6 19 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 38
7 21 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 37
8 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 200 37
9 30 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 36
10 11 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 34
11 12 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 34
12 20 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 32
13 22 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 200 31
14 9 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 30
15 10 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 29
16 15 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 29
17 26 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 200 27
18 14 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 26
19 4 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 199 25
20 23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 199 24
21 29 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 199 23
22 8 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 199 22
23 3 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 198 21
24 34 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 198 20
25 36 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 198 19
26 32 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 198 18
27 40 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 197 17
28 33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 197 16
29 43 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 197 0
30 31 83 J. J. Yeley[N 3] BK Racing Toyota 197 0
31 16 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 196 14
32 38 32 Travis Kvapil Go FAS Racing Ford 196 12
33 37 37 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 195 11
34 41 33 Alex Kennedy Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 195 10
35 42 66 Joe Nemechek Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 195 0
36 39 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 177 8
37 27 14 Jeff Burton Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 176 7
38 18 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 170 6
39 24 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 159 5
40 35 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 155 4
41 28 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 153 0
42 17 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 97 2
43 13 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 94 1

MediaEdit

Race statisticsEdit

  • 20 lead changes among different drivers
  • 8 cautions for 37 laps
  • Time of race: 2:49:16
  • Jeff Gordon won his third race in 2014

TelevisionEdit

ESPN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Allen Bestwick
Color-commentator: Dale Jarrett
Color commentator: Andy Petree
Jerry Punch
Dave Burns
Vince Welch
Jamie Little

RadioEdit

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Turns 1 & 2 Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Buddy Long
Winston Kelly
Steve Post
Alex Hayden
Pete Pistone

Standings after the raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tony Stewart was on the entry list for the race, but sat out following the events in upstate New York. Jeff Burton drove in his place.
  2. ^ Ryan Blaney qualified the car, as Trevor Bayne was competing in the Nationwide Series event at Mid-Ohio. Thus, Bayne started from the rear of the field.
  3. ^ a b Ryan Truex had qualified the car and was scheduled to compete as such. After an incident in second practice, Truex suffered a concussion and was not medically cleared to race. J. J. Yeley drove in his place, and started from the rear of the field.
  4. ^ Matt Crafton qualified the car, as Martin Truex, Jr. was not at the circuit due to his partner undergoing surgery to treat her ovarian cancer. Thus, Truex started from the rear of the field.

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