For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will visit a track that has been repaved during the offseason. Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., has always been one of Jeff Gordon's favorite race tracks, and it remains so, even after a facelift.
"I am not a big fan of repaves, so the fact that I am talking positive about it - and still enjoying the racetrack as much as I always have - is a sign that I think they did a great job," Jeff said. "Whatever it is about this track, it has always had a great feel to it.”
In 38 starts at the track, Jeff has two wins (1998 and 2001), five poles, 18 top-fives and 24 top-10s. But the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will need to find the groove(s) quickly on the newly paved track if he is to battle for victory.
"The track drives so similar to the way it did before and I believe it's going to have multiple grooves,” Jeff said. “We just need it to widen out a little bit, and that is only going to come with laps.
"But I am really looking forward to the race this weekend because we tested here and it went well, and because we've had strong performances recently. Now we just need a strong finish."
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