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Kyle Petty Charity Ride route announced for its 23rd annual trek
BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, today announced the route for its 23rd annual motorcycle trek. For the first time in almost a decade, the Ride led by former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, will travel across the Pacific Northwest. With Manheim, North America's leading provider of used vehicle services, as returning presenting sponsor, the Ride will leave Portland, Oregon, on May 13 and arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 19, covering eight states in seven days. Petty will lead 200 bikers on the weeklong, 2,400-mile route to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction - a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. What started out as Petty and a small group of friends riding together for fun in 1995, has grown into one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country. This year, more than 20 first-time riders will join the dedicated team of men and women riding for the cause, along with new sponsors and a continued sense of passion. "It's pretty straightforward: every single mile we ride is for one cause, and that is to send chronically ill children to camp at Victory Junction at no cost to their families," said Petty. "The Ride is an enriching experience for everyone involved, and this year we'll be riding through some spectacular parts of the country like Mount Rushmore, and for the very first time the Columbia River Gorge." The Ride will see many of our country's historic landmarks including Yellowstone and Badlands National Parks; Bighorn National Forest; and the iconic Harley-Davidson Museum, the birthplace of the all-American motorcycle manufacturing company. Emblematic of the American open road, riders will also take in roadside attractions, including the world's largest ball of twine rolled by one man in Darwin, Minnesota. Fans are encouraged to come support the cause and greet riders at one of the Ride's seven overnight stops or daily pit stops. Spectators along the route may also purchase memorabilia or contribute to the Ride's "Small Change. Big Impact." program, which accepts donations at each stop. 23rd Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Schedule: (Information about scheduled pit stops can be found on the Ride's Facebook page.) Day 1, Saturday, May 13 - Portland, Oregon to Walla Walla, Washington Day 2, Sunday, May 14 - Walla Walla, Washington to Missoula, Montana Day 3, Monday, May 15 - Missoula, Montana to Cody, Wyoming Day 4, Tuesday, May 16 - Cody, Wyoming to Deadwood, South Dakota Day 5, Wednesday, May 17 - Deadwood, South Dakota to Mitchell, South Dakota Day 6, Thursday, May 18 - Mitchell, South Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota Day 7, Friday, May 19 - Minneapolis, Minnesota to Milwaukee, Wisconsin As a result of the Ride, 7,985 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the Ride raised more than $1 million, sending 100 children to camp. Victory Junction has served as the Ride's primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. This year's Ride will feature several celebrity riders, including: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty NASCAR legends Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff and Donnie Allison Former NFL great and ESPN's 2016 Coaches Poll greatest college football player of all time, Herschel Walker Heisman Trophy winner (1980) and Super Bowl champion (XXII) George Rogers NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Rick Allen and Rutledge Wood Harley-Davidson Museum president, Bill Davidson, who comes from a long list of Harley-Davidson greats starting with his great grandfather who founded the company. "As we travel to new parts of our country - or ones we haven't seen in a while - the Ride brings with it a passion for sharing the great work of Victory Junction and a comradery that can't be matched. That's what makes it one of the most popular motorcycle rides in the country," said Kyle's father Richard Petty. The 2017 Ride is made possible by presenting sponsor Manheim, as well as Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, FCA Fleet, Racing Electronics, WinCraft Racing, FLUIDYNE Racing Products, Petty Family Foundation, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Headbands of Hope, Piedmont Moving Systems, ArticBlu, Select-A-Vision and Goody's. "Giving back to the community is a core value of Manheim, so we're thrilled once again to be supporting Victory Junction and the children who camp there," said Janet Barnard, president, Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. "Our teams are excited to welcome the Ride at two of our operating locations, Manheim Portland and Manheim Minneapolis, and offering their local support to this worthwhile cause." To keep up with Petty and the riders live, follow along on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/kpcharityride and www.facebook.com/kylepetty45 Instagram: www.instagram.com/kpcharityride and www.instagram.com/kylepetty Twitter: www.twitter.com/kpcharityride and www.twitter.com/kylepetty For more information about the 23rd Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America or to make a donation, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com .
Day 7: Donnie Allison talks Alabama Gang rebirth
Justin Allison , 21, 'has the most talent of any Allison'
Judy Allison , wife of Bobby Allison , passes away
Judy Allison , wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison , died Friday following complications from surgery, the Allison family announced. She was 74. The Allisons released a statement Friday night: "The Allison Family is sad to announce the passing of Judy A. Allison , age 74, after complications from surgery earlier today at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. "Bobby Allison , NASCAR Hall of Famer driver, and Judy were married for 55 years. She was surrounded by her family, daughters Bonnie Farr and Carrie Hewitt, grandson Robbie Allison , brother-in-law Donnie Allison and his wife, Pat. "At this time, funeral and memorial arrangements are pending and will be announced when finalized. The family members ask for privacy during this difficult and sad time." NASCAR also issued a statement on Judy Allison's passing. It reads: "NASCAR extends its condolences to the friends and family of Judy Allison , the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison . Judy, the matriarch of a cornerstone NASCAR family, provided the foundation for the careers of a legendary husband and two sons who both lost their lives entirely too soon. Her love extended well beyond her own family, as many in the NASCAR family leaned upon Judy for support and compassion during many difficult times. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of a true friend, and a woman who has given much to our sport." Bobby Allison won 84 premier series races during his NASCAR career. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2011.
From The Vault: The last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500
Relive the last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500. A race that saw Richard Petty win his sixth Great American Race, and the fight that launched stock car racing to new heights.
Dale Jr. watches dad's Monte Carlo take a lap; more from 'Dega trip
RELATED: See Dale Jr.'s day at Talladega Six-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt Jr . visited one of his favorite tracks Thursday for an action-packed day of greeting fans, mingling with the Alabama Gang, assisting the track with its landscaping duties and watching his father's No. 2 Chevrolet take a lap around the superspeedway. The Hendrick Motorsports wheelman, sidelined for the rest of the season by concussion-like symptoms, was welcomed by Alabama Gang members Bobby Allison , Donnie Allison and short-track legend Red Farmer as an honorary member of the group. The Alabama Gang, with deep roots in stock-car racing's early days, was the nickname earned by a group of notable NASCAR drivers -- the Allisons, Neil Bonnett, and Farmer among them -- with ties to the state. Talladega's back straightaway was named "The Alabama Gang Superstretch" in their honor in the spring of 2014. Although Dale Earnhardt was not a part of the group, he remained great friends with the drivers -- especially Bonnett, a fellow outdoorsman. The group paid tribute to the first-ballot NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee as Donnie Allison wheeled Earnhardt's famous No. 2 Monte Carlo around the 2.66-mile track. See glimpses from Dale Jr.'s day. We have a VERY special guest with us today surprising some awesome fans! Welcome back to 'Dega, @DaleJr ! pic.twitter.com/ibtEQnnAJ6 — TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) September 29, 2016 . @DaleJr doing some track landscaping and surprising fans at @TalladegaSuperS . #NW88JR pic.twitter.com/ptrIfuXW8y — Nationwide 88 (@nationwide88) September 29, 2016 We have some REALLY cool stuff coming up with @DaleJr and the famed #AlabamaGang ! Keep an eye on Periscope & Facebook Live! pic.twitter.com/fT05pKOgrN — TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) September 29, 2016 Donnie , Bobby and Red welcome @DaleJr as an OFFICIAL Honorary Member of the #AlabamaGang ! pic.twitter.com/JjCPAt99FJ — TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) September 29, 2016 Dale Sr.'s No. 2 Monte Carlo rides again with Donnie Allison at the wheel! #AlabamaGang https://t.co/HeBNAtQWh8 — TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) September 29, 2016 Good times today @TalladegaSuperS promoting the race with the Alabama Gang. Tickets are on sale for the race on October 23rd. pic.twitter.com/vm6OZFTslx — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) September 29, 2016 I remember this old thing. @TalladegaSuperS Hall of Fame. The carpet is teal, I kid you not. Great choice pops. pic.twitter.com/UMn4RAe34L — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) September 29, 2016 How cool to rename the MRN booth @TalladegaSuperS in honor of Barney Hall! pic.twitter.com/7u24pIDUnM — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) September 29, 2016 </p>
Stewart preps for relief driver switch at Talladega
RELATED: Weekend schedule " Dillon ready for action TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A week after returning to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, Tony Stewart becomes a start-and-park driver. In a manner of speaking. Start-and-watch might be more appropriate. The three-time premier series champion missed the season's first eight points races after suffering a back injury during the offseason. RELATED: Full timeline of Stewart's injury, comeback Stewart is scheduled to start his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's GEICO 500 (1 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Talladega Superspeedway before turning over the wheel to XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon . It's an infrequent turn of events, but something that does happen from time to time in NASCAR. Last season, Erik Jones stepped in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway after the Joe Gibbs Racing driver developed a neck spasm during a rain delay. Jones finished 26th. Hamlin was also involved in a driver swap at Talladega in 2013. Injured in an accident at Auto Club Speedway , Hamlin started the Aaron's 499 but eventually gave up the seat to Brian Vickers . J.J. Yeley replaced Bill Elliott during a race here in 2011; he also replaced Stewart in '08 during the summer race at Daytona. Stewart, speaking to the media Friday at Talladega, said he expects to do "what I always do around here at the beginning of the race … just ride around in the back until we get to the first caution." It won't be "glamorous," he said, but it meets his doctors' request. Well, almost. According to Stewart, his doctors didn't want him competing at all this weekend. "We need the points and so we talked them into letting us to at least start the race," said Stewart, who sits 101 points out of 30th. MORE: Standings pre-Talladega "I told them it normally doesn't go more than two or three laps at the beginning of the race before a caution. It might go 82 or 83 laps, who knows? But, we'll run until it gets there." Unofficially, the last time a relief driver won a NASCAR premier series race was 1977, and it occurred at Talladega as well. Donnie Allison started what was then a July race but eventually turned the driving over to Darrell Waltrip due to illness. Waltrip replaced Allison with 23 laps remaining and took the lead with six to go when race leader Skip Manning's car suffered mechanical problems. According to NASCAR rules, points earned by an entry are awarded to the driver starting the race, meaning Stewart will be credited with those earned Sunday by Dillon.
Junior becomes an honorary member of the 'Alabama Gang'
Members of the 'Alabama Gang', Donnie Allison , Bobby Allison and Red Farmer, make Dale Earnhardt Jr. an official member during a ceremony at Talladega Superspeedway.
High 5: The Sheriff, girl power & The Alabama Gang
Editor's note: High 5 analyzes what's trending in NASCAR and beyond every week. QUOTE OF THE WEEK "You would have been as hated as me, maybe more!" -- Joey Logano jokes with Ryan Blaney , after Blaney said he was worried about hitting Dale Earnhardt Jr .'s No. 88 at Las Vegas. WATCH: Logano, Blaney joke after near-wreck with Junior BEYOND LEFT TURNS The story It seemed as though the entire United States was tuned in to Peyton Manning's press conference on Monday, as the 18-year veteran quarterback announced his retirement from the NFL. Manning won his final Super Bowl in February, leading his Denver Broncos to victory over the Carolina Panthers. He said it "I've fought a good fight, I've finished my football race," an emotional Manning said in Monday's press conference. "And after 18 years, it's time. God bless all of you and God bless football." The reaction Social media flooded with remarks and tributes to the quarterback Monday. Jeff Gordon , who was in a similar position to Manning in January 2015 when he announced his own retirement from his legendary career, was among those who responded. Huge congrats on an amazing 18 year career Peyton Manning! What a way to go out. On top! — Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) March 7, 2016 RELATED: Manning makes cameo in 'Casm's version of Keselowski's post-Vegas Facebook page EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT ... Dust storms. Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed more like Kansas in "The Wizard of Oz," as wacky weather in the form of rain, intense wind and even dust storms impacted the race. Related: 'Wild West' race at Vegas NCAA tournament. Forget sunny weather and springtime -- the real star of March is March Madness. With the Kansas Jayhawks still atop the rankings, conference championships unfold this week in preparation for the beginning of the NCAA tournament next week. Get your brackets ready! International Women's Day. Tuesday's International Women's Day took the Internet by a storm, as millions shared the empowering ladies in their lives and celebrated the strides women have made over the years. March also is Women's Appreciation Month. Tune in March 21-25, as NASCAR.com celebrates important women in racing. Harry Potter. The chair that author J.K. Rowling sat in to write the first two books of the wildly popular Harry Potter series is up for sale. Opening bid? A cool $45,000. COMING UP IN TURN 2 The West Coast Swing continues this weekend, as the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series head to Phoenix International Raceway . Will Phoenix pro Kevin Harvick be able to defend his reigning race winner title? Tune in Sunday to find out. RELATED: Complete schedule for Phoenix HOT OFF THE PRESS 'The Alabama Gang' -- comprised of Alabama natives Bobby Allison , Donnie Allison and Red Farmer -- have always been revered and celebrated in the sport of stock car racing. "When 'The Alabama Gang' came in town back in the day, it made an entrance," Duane Rankin wrote in a recent "Montgomery Advertiser" article. Read more about how this famed group came to be.
Hall of Fame Induction: Bobby Allison
Bobby Allison reflects on his racing career and the family that helped him get through it.
Stats advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans 400
A stats-based look ahead to the 15th race of the Sprint Cup Series season DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (June 8, 2015) -- Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 14 (FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET). MICHIGAN-SPECIFIC STATISTICS Greg Biffle (No. 16 Safety-Kleen Ford) · Four wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 11.5 · Series-best Average Running Position of 8.9 · Series-best Driver Rating of 107.1 · 311 Fastest Laps Run, second-most · 1,427 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 179.050 mph, second-fastest · Series-high 3,265 Laps in the Top 15 (82.9%) · Series-high 920 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green) Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet) · Two wins, four top fives, nine top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 21.3 · Average Running Position of 14.9, 12th-best · Driver Rating of 89.9, 10th-best · 179 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most · 2,518 Laps in the Top 15 (63.9%), eighth-most · 652 Quality Passes, 12th-most Dale Earnhardt Jr . (No. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet) · Two wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 15.6 · Average Running Position of 12.5, fifth-best · Driver Rating of 98.0, fifth-best · 197 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most · 1,549 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.673 mph, fifth-fastest · 2,674 Laps in the Top 15 (67.9%), fifth-most · 831 Quality Passes, fourth-most Carl Edwards (No. 19 ARRIS Toyota) · Two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 9.7 · Average Running Position of 11.4, second-best · Driver Rating of 100.5, fourth-best · 200 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most · 1,427 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.757 mph, third-fastest · 2,967 Laps in the Top 15 (75.3%), third-most · 861 Quality Passes, second-most Jeff Gordon (No. 24 PANASONIC Chevrolet) · Three wins, 19 top fives, 27 top 10s; six poles · Average finish of 12.1 · Average Running Position of 13.5, seventh-best · Driver Rating of 93.6, seventh-best · 232 Fastest Laps Run, third-most · 2,546 Laps in the Top 15 (64.6%), seventh-most · 678 Quality Passes, ninth-most Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet) · One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 13.0 · Average Running Position of 14.3, 10th-best · Driver Rating of 90.2, ninth-best · 153 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most · 1,581 Green Flag Passes, second-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.365 mph, 10th-fastest · 2,161 Laps in the Top 15 (54.9%), 11th-most · 656 Quality Passes, 11th-most Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 KOBALT Tools Chevrolet) · One win, five top fives, 11 top 10s · Average finish of 15.9 · Average Running Position of 11.5, third-best · Driver Rating of 102.5, second-best · Series-high 411 Fastest Laps Run · 1,342 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most · Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 179.188 mph · 2,857 Laps in the Top 15 (72.5%), fourth-most · 766 Quality Passes, fifth-most Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet) · One win, eight top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 15.9 · Driver Rating of 89.0, 12th-best · 178 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most · 1,553 Green Flag Passes, third-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.475 mph, seventh-fastest · 2,238 Laps in the Top 15 (56.8%), 10th-most · 751 Quality Passes, sixth-most Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota) · Two wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s · Average finish of 10.7 · Average Running Position of 11.6, fourth-best · Driver Rating of 101.3, third-best · 164 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most · 1,334 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.752 mph, fourth-fastest · 2,989 Laps in the Top 15 (75.9%), second-most · 833 Quality Passes, third-most Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford) · Three top fives, four top 10s · Average finish of 14.8 · Average Running Position of 14.3, ninth-best · Driver Rating of 89.0, 11th-best · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.294 mph, 11th-fastest Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford) · One win, two top fives, seven top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 14.9 · Average Running Position of 14.3, eighth-best · Driver Rating of 91.8, eighth-best · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.486 mph, sixth-fastest Tony Stewart (No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet) · One win, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s · Average finish of 11.7 · Average Running Position of 12.6, sixth-best · Driver Rating of 95.8, sixth-best · 104 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.377 mph, ninth-fastest · 2,610 Laps in the Top 15 (73.7%), sixth-most · 735 Quality Passes, seventh-most The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Michigan International Speedway Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating 1 Kevin Harvick 28 1 1 7 12 1 13.0 90.2 2 Martin Truex Jr . 18 0 0 3 5 1 18.0 79.1 3 Jimmie Johnson 26 0 1 5 11 3 15.9 102.5 4 Joey Logano 12 1 1 2 7 1 14.9 91.8 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr . 31 2 2 7 12 3 15.6 98.0 6 Brad Keselowski 11 0 0 3 4 0 14.8 89.0 7 Jamie McMurray 24 0 0 1 4 2 19.2 72.1 8 Kasey Kahne 22 2 1 8 10 3 15.9 89.0 9 Matt Kenseth 31 0 2 12 18 1 10.7 101.3 10 Jeff Gordon 44 6 3 19 27 6 12.1 93.6 11 Paul Menard 17 0 0 4 5 0 18.4 71.9 12 Kurt Busch 28 2 2 4 9 8 21.3 89.9 13 Denny Hamlin 18 0 2 5 8 2 15.3 88.2 14 Aric Almirola 6 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 72.2 15 Ryan Newman 27 1 2 5 7 2 17.1 77.6 16 Carl Edwards 21 1 2 9 15 0 9.7 100.5 * – Based on last 20 races at Michigan International Speedway . Michigan International Speedway Data Season Race #: 15 of 36 (06-14-15) Track Size : 2-miles Banking/Turn 1 & 2 : 18 degrees Banking/Turn 3 & 4 : 18 degrees Banking/Frontstretch : 5 degrees Banking/Backstretch : 2 degrees Frontstretch Length : 3,600 feet Backstretch Length : 2,242 feet Race Length : 200 laps / 400 miles Top 10 Driver Ratings at Michigan Greg Biffle ................................ 107.1 Jimmie Johnson ........................ 102.5 Matt Kenseth ............................. 101.3 Carl Edwards ............................ 100.5 Dale Earnhardt Jr . ....................... 98.0 Tony Stewart ............................... 95.8 Jeff Gordon ................................ 93.6 Joey Logano .............................. 91.8 Kevin Harvick .............................. 90.2 Kurt Busch .................................. 89.9 Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (20 total) among active drivers at Michigan International Speedway . Qualifying/Race Data 2014 pole winner : Kevin Harvick , Chevrolet 204.557 mph, 35.198 secs. 06-13-14 2014 race winner : Jimmie Johnson , Chevrolet 143.441 mph, (02:47:19), 06-15-14 Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon , Chevrolet 206.558 mph, 34.857 secs. 08-17-14 Track race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford 173.997 mph, (2:17:56), 06-13-99 At Michigan International Speedway : History · Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the "Irish Hills" of Southeastern Michigan. Ground-breaking took place on Sept. 28, 1967. · The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969 – won by Cale Yarborough at a speed of 139.254 mph. · The track was known as Michigan Speedway during the time Roger Penske was the primary owner (1996-99). · The 2-mile speedway underwent a repave in 2012. Notebook · There have been 91 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway since the first race there in 1969. Other than 1973, which had just one race, there have been two races each season since 1969. · The first race was 500 miles in length; the second was scheduled for 600. The track was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the last race in 1970 and both races in 1971 – with the race distance being 402 miles. All other races have been scheduled for 400 miles. · 373 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway ; 274 in more than one. · Bill Elliott leads the series in starts at Michigan with 61. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 44 starts. · Donnie Allison won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Michigan in 1969 with a speed of 160.135 mph. · 46 drivers have Coors Light poles at Michigan, led by David Pearson with 10. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with six. · Six drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Michigan. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Michigan with five; fall 1976 through 1978. · Youngest Michigan pole winner: Joey Logano (08/16/2013 – 23 years, 2 months, 23 days). · Oldest Michigan pole winner: Mark Martin (08/19/2012 – 53 years, 7 months, 10 days). · 36 different NSCS drivers have won at Michigan International Speedway , led by David Pearson with nine wins; Greg Biffle leads all active drivers with four. · Eight drivers have posted consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway , including four consecutive by Bill Elliott (1985 sweep and 1986 sweep). · Youngest Michigan winner: Joey Logano (08/18/2013 – 23 years, 2 months, 25 days). · Oldest Michigan winner: Harry Gant (08/16/1992 – 52 years, 7 months, 6 days). · Roush Fenway Racing has the most wins at Michigan in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 13: Mark Martin (four), Greg Biffle (four), Carl Edwards (two), Matt Kenseth (two) and Kurt Busch (one). · Eight different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Michigan; led by Ford with 34 victories; followed by Chevrolet with 22. Toyota has four wins at Michigan. · 18 of the 91 (19.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Jeff Gordon last season. · The Coors Light pole position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (18) than any other starting position at Michigan International Speedway . · 26 of the 91 (28.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the front row: 18 from the pole and eight from second-place. · 69 of the 91 (75.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan have been won from a top-10 starting position. · Six of the 91 (6.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from a starting position outside the top 20. · The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Michigan is 32nd, by Mark Martin in the spring of 2009. · Jeff Gordon leads the series in runner-up finishes at Michigan with eight; followed by Darrell Waltrip with seven and Kevin Harvick with five. · NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough leads the series in top-five finishes at Michigan with 21; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 19. · Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Michigan with 31; followed by Bill Elliott with 29. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 27. · Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Michigan with a 9.615. · Carl Edwards leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Michigan with a 9.714. · All active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Michigan International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart won at Michigan in his third appearance, the fewest previous starts among the active NSCS winners. · Kevin Harvick competed at Michigan International Speedway 19 times before winning in the fall of 2010; the longest span of any the active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners. · Among the active NSCS Michigan winners Kevin Harvick (19), Dale Earnhardt Jr . (17) Kyle Busch (13), Jeff Gordon (11) and Joey Logano (10) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win. · Jamie McMurray leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan without visiting Victory Lane at 24; followed by Casey Mears at 23. · Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway was the June 10, 2001 race won by Jeff Gordon over Ricky Rudd with a MOV of 0.085 second. · There have been two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Michigan International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2011 (200/203); and fall of 2012 (200/201). · Four of the 91 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the event on 6/18/2006. · Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway four times; most recently the spring of 2008 race. · One active driver has posted his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Michigan International Speedway : J.J. Yeley (6/17/2007). · Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver have posted their first career start at Michigan International Speedway : Carl Edwards (8/22/2004) and Landon Cassill (6/13/2010). · Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Michigan with 1,058 laps led in 44 starts. · Four female drivers have competed at Michigan International Speedway