AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance
The Associated Press
Jun. 14, 2017
All Times Eastern
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
Site: Brooklyn, Michigan
Schedule: Friday, practice, 11 a.m. (FS2), qualifying, 4:15 p.m. (FS2); Saturday, practice, 9 a.m. (FS2), practice 12 p.m. (FS2); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., FS1.
Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps.
Last year: Joey Logano won from the pole.
Last week: Ryan Blaney grabbed his first Cup win at Pocono.
Fast facts: Blaney's win was the 99th career victory for the Wood Brothers team, which has won at least one race in each decade since the 1960s. But the Wood Brothers had not taken an event since Trevor Bayne at the 2011 Daytona 500. ...Blaney moved into 12th place with the win. He also owns three stage wins and eight playoff points. ...Martin Truex Jr. is just a point clear of Kyle Larson atop the standings. Truex also leads the series with stage wins (eight) and playoff points (18).
Next race: Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 25, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California.
Site: Brooklyn, Michigan
Schedule: Friday, practice, 12:30 p.m., (FS2), practice, 3 p.m., (FS2); Saturday, qualifying, 10 a.m., (FS2), race, 1:30 p.m., FS1.
Track: Michigan International Speedway
Race distance: 250 miles, 125 laps.
Last year: Daniel Suarez claimed the first of three victories. He went on to win the championship.
Last race: Brad Keselowski won for the first time in five series starts in 2017.
Fast facts: Keselowski pulled off the first last-lap pass of the season last week in Pocono. Keselowski also swept the stages. ...Like in Cup, the series leader, Justin Allgaier, is just one point up heading to Michigan. Elliott Sadler trails Allgaier 409-408. ...Longtime series driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. finished 26th in his Cup debut last week. Wallace was 11th in the Xfinity race at Pocono.
Next race: American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen, June 24, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
DRIVIN' FOR LINEMEN 200
Site: Madison, Illinois.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 10:30 a.m., practice, 12:30 p.m., qualifying, 5:45 p.m., race, 8:30 p.m., FS1.
Track: Gateway Motorsports Park (oval, 1.25 miles).
Race distance: 200 miles, 160 laps.
Last year: Christopher Bell won after starting ninth.
Last race: Bell won in Texas despite starting 21st, by far the furthest back of any winner this season.
Fast facts: For the second week in a row, the trucks will race at a separate track from their NASCAR counterparts. The series shared Texas with IndyCar last weekend. The trucks will re-convene with the Xfinity series next week in Iowa. ...Bell, who won at Texas under caution after a nasty wreck, trails Johnny Sauter by 40 points in the standings. But with two wins, Bell is all but assured of a playoff spot.
Next race: Iowa 200, June 23, Iowa Speedway.
Last race: Will Power won his second race of the year in Texas.
Next race: Kohler Grand Prix, June 25, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Last week: Lewis Hamilton won in Montreal for the second time in three races.
Next race: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, June 25, Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan.
THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
Site: Bristol, Tennessee.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 5:30 p.m., qualifying, 8 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 p.m., qualifying, 4 p.m.; Sunday, finals, 4:50 p.m.
Track: Bristol Dragway.
Last year: Shawn Langdon began a two-event winning streak with a win at Bristol.
Last race: Steve Torrence won in New Jersey.
Fast facts: Steve Torrence has now won three times this season and has now reached the final round at five of the past six events. Torrence also won at Charlotte and Atlanta ...The win was only Torrence's second victory in 24 matches against star Antron Brown. ...Brown remains the series leader in points but is just seven ahead of Torrence.
Next race: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 22-25, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday, Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour, River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Saturday, Duel in the Dakotas, Red River Valley Speedway, West Fargo, North Dakota.