2013 NASCAR at Michigan: race weekend schedule, info, start times


NASCAR heads to the 2 mile track of Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 and the Quicken Loans 400. Below you can find qualifying times, race start times, weather information and this weekends race schedule.


Friday, June 14
10:00 am ARCA Racing Series Qualifying – Live timing
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice on SPEED
1:10 – 3:25 pm Nationwide Series Final Practice on SPEED
3:35 pm Sprint Cup Qualifying on RESULTS
5:15 pm ARCA Series Race Patriot Pumps 200 on SPEED (200 miles / 100 laps) RESULTS

RELATED: Sprint Cup Entry List for Michigan

Saturday, June 15
9:30 – 10:25 am Sprint Cup Series Practice
10:35 am Nationwide Series Qualifying on ESPN2 and WatchESPN
12:30 – 1:30 pm Sprint Cup Final Practice on SPEED
2:15 pm Nationwide Alliance Truck Parks 250 on ABC (125 laps/250 miles)

Sunday, June 16
1:00 Sprint Cup Seres  Quicken Loans 400 on TNT (200 laps / 400 miles)

Qualifying and race results will be posted on our site after the events.


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Friday’s practice and qualifying session look to see beautiful weather. The forecast at the track looks to be warm, in the mid 70’s. There is no chance of rain at the track.

The weather for Saturday is in the high 70’s with a 20% chance of rain. Weather for Sunday looks to be in the low 80’s with the chance of rain increasing to 40%.


Michigan International Speedway is a 2 mile D-shaped oval in Brooklyn, MI. It has 18 degree banking in the turns and 12 degree banking in the front stretch. The backstretch banking is 5 degrees.

Cup Series Info:
Grand Marshal: Detroit Red Wings, Niklas Kronwall
Command to start engines: Niklas Kronwall
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary
National Anthem: Larry Callahan & Selected of God


Last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first race in four years, snapping a 143 race winless streak. He was driving the Batman a Dark Knight Rises car. Greg Biffle was the August race winner.