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DATE: Saturday, June 15
SITE: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Mich.
TRACK: 2-mile oval
CAPACITY: 85,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 22nd
TELEVISION: ABC
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 2:15 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, June 15/10:35 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano
RUNNER-UP: James Buescher
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (finished 5)
LAPS: 125
MILES: 250
QUALIFYING RECORD: Austin Dillon, 2012 (190.375 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano36Sam Hornish Jr.11
2James Buescher47Michael McDowell13
3Kurt Busch158Paul Menard7
4Cole Whitt29Brian Scott17
5Austin Dillon110Brad Keselowski9
2012 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 132.979 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 52 mins., 48 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.208 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 26 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 14 among 10 drivers
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (190.375 mph)
Past Alliance Truck Parts 250 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (3) -- Toyota -- 132.979 mph
2011 -- Carl Edwards (3) -- Ford -- 144.834 mph
2010 -- Brad Keselowski (1) -- Dodge -- 150.678 mph
2009 -- Brad Keselowski (13) -- Chevrolet -- 133.077 mph
2008 -- Carl Edwards (1) -- Ford -- 136.571 mph
2007 -- Denny Hamlin (5) -- Chevrolet -- 156.467 mph
2006 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (20) -- Chevrolet -- 124.524 mph
2005 -- Ryan Newman (38) -- Dodge -- 136.986 mph
2004 -- Kyle Busch (2) -- Chevrolet -- 122.166 mph
2003 -- Kevin Harvick (5) -- Chevrolet-- 140.850 mph
2002 -- Michael Waltrip (2) -- Chevrolet -- 135.644 mph
2001 -- Ryan Newman (2) -- Ford -- 139.557 mph
2000 -- Todd Bodine (16) -- Chevrolet -- 162.749 mph
1999 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (3) -- Chevrolet -- 158.975 mph
1998 -- Jeff Burton (1) -- Ford -- 167.910 mph
1997 -- Steve Park (4) -- Chevrolet -- 159.681 mph
1996 -- Jeff Purvis (27) -- Chevrolet -- 161.038 mph
1995 -- Mark Martin (2) -- Ford -- 169.571 mph
1994 -- Bobby Labonte (7) -- Chevrolet -- 142.461 mph
1993 -- Mark Martin (2) -- Ford -- 124.611 mph
1992 -- Todd Bodine (12) -- Chevrolet --125.414 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Detroit Gasket 200 (1992-97), Pepsi 200 (1998), NAPA 200
(1999), NAPAonline.com 250 (2000-01), Cabela's 250 (2002-04), Domino's
race distance increased
from 200 miles to 250 in 2000.
 
Last Race Results
RACE: DuPont Pioneer 250 (June 9)
SITE: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa
LAPS: 250
MILES: 218.75
WINNER: Trevor Bayne
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
THIRD: Elliott Sadler
FOURTH: Sam Hornish Jr.
FIFTH: Kyle Larson
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (finished 2)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 8 mins., 5 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 102.472 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.023 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 31 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: A. Dillon - pole; S. Hornish Jr. 1; A. Dillon 2-8; S. Hornish Jr.
9-24; A. Dillon 25-53; S. Hornish Jr. 54-58; A. Dillon 59-135; T.
Bayne 136-138; M. Annett 139-140; A. Dillon 141-151; T. Bayne
152-155; A. Dillon 156-238; T. Bayne 239-250.
Alliance Truck Parts 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Jason White (Richmond, VA)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)ChevroletTBA
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
5Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Clean Tech
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
16Chris Buescher (Prosper, TX)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22 *Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Discount Tire
23To Be AnnouncedFord/Rick Ware Racing
24Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Vizio-Hulu
33Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Menards
34James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/TBA
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/E-Swisher.com
42J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Flying J Travel Plaza
44Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/Takagi Tankless Water Heaters
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/Donate Life
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Chevrolet/Foretravel
74Juan Carlos Blum (Guadalajara, Mex.)Chevrolet/Oleofino's
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Bandit Chippers
79Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC)Ford/Uponor
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
92Dexter Stacey (Kahnawake, Canada)Ford/Maddie's Place
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/schooltipline.com
 
* - Defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Joey Logano------------7---66Won
James Buescher------------------------2
Austin Dillon---------------19------5
Sam Hornish Jr---------25---------246
Paul Menard---6257---10548
Brian Scott------------------15179
Elliott Sadler---9th------------7811
Justin Allgaier---------------741314
Kyle BuschWon---14------333---
Regan Smith---2031------------------
Brian Vickers------16622---------
Trevor Bayne---------------30115---
 
Mover of the Week
Mike Wallace - started 36 position and finished 20
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Sam Hornish Jr.) - finished 4
 
NOTES:
The Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway is the 13th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 21 Nationwide races at Michigan. The series has competed there once each year since 1992. Todd Bodine won the inaugural event at this track.

Bodine, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski, Mark Martin and Ryan Newman share the record for most Nationwide victories at Michigan with two each. None of them are on the entry list for this weekend's race there.

Jack Roush has the most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Michigan with five.

The race winner at Michigan has started from the pole three times. Brad Keselowski most recently did it in 2010.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Michigan occurred on Aug. 19, 2000 when Bodine beat Michael Waltrip to the finish line by just 0.192 seconds.

Ryan Newman holds the track record for most laps led by a Nationwide race winner. Newman scored his first career victory in the series after leading a total of 119 laps in the August 2001 race at Michigan.

The next Nationwide race is the June 22 Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Nelson Piquet Jr. is the defending race winner.

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