2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

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2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby MK_comeback » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:47 pm

Qualifying: Friday, 5:05 PM ET.
Green Flag: Sunday, 3:18 PM ET.

Matt Kenseth driving the #20 DEWALT Flexvolt car.

Go Matt!
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby steveegg » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:19 pm

Yet another East Coast track without lights starting after 3 pm.

Matt needs a win before the last theoretical rides close up, which means he needs a win this weekend.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby buckyfastdraw » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:28 am

Betting on rain for Michigan. Happens nearly every year and even with the soooper coool jet dryers it would take at least 2 hours to dry that track. NBC likes that 3pm start time, so one rain after 3pm and we try to finish the race on Monday. I wouldn't even try to make the trip to Michigan against those odds. But NBC doesn't care about the fortunes of the venues as long as they are in control of the programming times for their advertisers. A clear recipe for NASCAR's eventual demise, says I. But if they get lucky and run this race, Go DeWALT #20 team! :chat:
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby wibadgervbfan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 am

Saying temp 79, with 8-10% chance of rain.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby steveegg » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Matt had some qualifying speed, as he'll be rolling off 4th Sunday. He also represents the fastest non-Ford.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Kenseth & Packers » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:04 pm

Matt will be stout this week ... sure Top 10 .. probable top 5 ... possible race winner.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby buckyfastdraw » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Matt missed the first half of practice today, but no discussion by the NBC gang as to why. Anyone know? Got p4 in qualifying trim. I think everyone is using the fastest gear ratios this week, so the big issue should be engine failure. We will see how fast they all are in race trim tomorrow. Looking good for Matt, Ford, and the weather in Michigan! Great pit stops and staying up front through the segments will get Matt enough points, unless Bowyer or Logano manage to get through the race and win it. Matt should give no quarter to Joey and race him hard under any circumstance. Did I fail to mention that I do not like Joey Logano much at all? :duck:
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Kenseth & Packers » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:07 pm

buckyfastdraw wrote:Matt missed the first half of practice today, but no discussion by the NBC gang as to why. Anyone know? Got p4 in qualifying trim. I think everyone is using the fastest gear ratios this week, so the big issue should be engine failure. We will see how fast they all are in race trim tomorrow. Looking good for Matt, Ford, and the weather in Michigan! Great pit stops and staying up front through the segments will get Matt enough points, unless Bowyer or Logano manage to get through the race and win it. Matt should give no quarter to Joey and race him hard under any circumstance. Did I fail to mention that I do not like Joey Logano much at all? :duck:



I read on one of the message board that the Toyota's stayed in qualifying trim during that first practice .. probably no reason to run a lot of laps if that's the case. There are two practices on Saturday, so plenty of time to figure out race trim tomorrow.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby steveegg » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:09 am

We didn't have top speed in either practice yesterday, but we're in the ballpark. Quick, someobody rob the Luck Bank and give the proceeds to Matt.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Wendell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:28 am

Happy Race Day!!!

I would say it's a really good day for a win!!!
New team, new year, new attitude. I feel a Championship coming on!!!
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Wendell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm

Alright, let's do this!!!
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Ouch. Lost 3 spots in 2 turns there.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Wendell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:34 pm

That was ugly.
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby MK_comeback » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Matt: "not much new to report. Loose, low on grip".
Jason: "10-4".
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby MK_comeback » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Jason: "pit this time"
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Wendell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Wendell wrote:That was ugly.
Unless you're not a Matt fan, then it was pretty impressive. ;)
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Wendell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Yeah, Matt's moving back up!!!
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby MK_comeback » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:58 pm

Matt: "free in, tight off"
Jason: "ok. 10-4"
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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Not the best restart, but the car looks better.

Comparable to Truex right now. Just got around the #22.

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Re: 2017 Michigan Pure Michigan 400

Postby MK_comeback » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Jason: "you're the fastest thing out there buddy. Leaving them all behind"

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