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The 2017 Pure Michigan 400, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on August 13, 2017 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 202 laps extended from 200 laps due to an overtime finish, on the two-mile (3.2 km) D-shaped oval, it was the 23rd race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Pure Michigan 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 23 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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Date August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
Location Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 202 laps, 404 mi (646.4 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 150.903 miles per hour (242.855 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 35.451
Most laps led
Driver Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Laps 105
Winner
No. 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Leigh Diffey, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Kurt Becker (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) approximately four miles (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards). Michigan is the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph (346 to 354 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 35.365 seconds and a speed of 203.591 mph (327.648 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 35.365 203.591
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.586 202.327
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.655 201.935
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Brad Keselowski scored the pole for the race with a time of 35.451 and a speed of 203.097 mph (326.853 km/h).[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 36.201 35.456 35.451
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 35.959 35.590 35.457
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 35.948 35.525 35.505
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.157 35.722 35.542
5 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.769 35.592 35.568
6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.039 35.649 35.644
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.215 35.688 35.664
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 35.957 35.609 35.678
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.808 35.543 35.685
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.029 35.613 35.697
11 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 36.169 35.728 35.714
12 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 35.699 35.447 35.779
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 36.005 35.774
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.971 35.849
15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 36.226 35.891
16 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 36.264 35.916
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.307 35.945
18 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 36.319 35.954
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.325 35.968
20 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 36.242 36.081
21 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.302 36.115
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.156 36.122
23 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.131 36.126
24 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36.347 36.243
25 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.408
26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 36.438
27 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 36.465
28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.550
29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 36.617
30 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.761
31 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 36.892
32 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.901
33 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 36.965
34 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 37.015
35 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 37.070
36 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 37.810
37 15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 38.271
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 38.468
39 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 38.710
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 35.550 seconds and a speed of 203.591 mph (327.648 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.550 202.532
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 35.585 202.332
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.589 202.310
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 35.845 seconds and a speed of 200.865 mph (323.261 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 35.845 200.865
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 35.969 200.172
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 36.048 199.734
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

A red flag happened late in the race with one lap to go, the race restarted in overtime with two laps to go, Kyle Larson scored his fourth career victory and third win in a row at Michigan.

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 6
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 5
7 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 60

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 5
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 82

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 202 45
2 13 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 202 52
3 8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 202 47
4 25 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202 33
5 21 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 202 32
6 20 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 202 31
7 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202 30
8 5 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 202 37
9 7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 202 32
10 6 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 202 32
11 15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 202 26
12 24 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 202 25
13 3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 202 41
14 19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 202 23
15 12 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 202 27
16 10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 202 23
17 1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 202 39
18 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 202 19
19 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 202 18
20 29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 202 17
21 33 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 202 16
22 18 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 202 15
23 11 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 202 14
24 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 202 17
25 32 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 200 12
26 27 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 200 11
27 26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 200 10
28 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 14
29 31 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 199 8
30 28 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 199 7
31 34 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 199 6
32 35 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 198 0
33 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 197 4
34 30 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 196 3
35 36 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 196 2
36 39 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 178 0
37 16 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 138 7
38 23 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 138 1
39 37 15 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 107 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 28
  • Red flags: 1 for 5 minutes and 39 seconds
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 40 minutes and 38 seconds
  • Average speed: 150.903 miles per hour (242.855 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Leigh Diffey, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race Diffey subbed for Rick Allen, who was covering the IAAF World Championships in London. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Leigh Diffey
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

Motor Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Kurt Becker
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Kim Coon
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Michigan International Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 7, 2017. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 11, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 11, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 12, 2017. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 12, 2017. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Pure Michigan 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. August 13, 2017. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (August 11, 2017). "Ryan Blaney leads opening Michigan Cup practice at 203.591mph". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  12. ^ Trister, Noah (August 11, 2017). "Keselowski wins pole at home state's track in Michigan". Associated Press. Brooklyn, Michigan: AP Sports. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  13. ^ Spencer, Lee (August 12, 2017). "Larson tops second Michigan practice; Bell makes first laps in Cup car". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (August 12, 2017). "Keselowski leads final practice; Johnson and Kahne find the wall". Motorsport.com. Brooklyn, Michigan: Motorsport Network. Retrieved August 12, 2017.


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