Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, MI
Sunday, August 18, 1:16 pm ET
Greg Biffle wins at Michigan!
Biffle puts team owner Jack Roush back on top at Michigan. Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. amd Marcos Ambrose round out the top five.
Lap 202: Greg Biffle looks on track to take the win as the battle heats up.
Lap 200: Green-white-checkered attempt: This could get wild with everyone fighting for position.
Lap 200: Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose are the top five.
Radio chatter on Lap 198: Spotter T.J. Majors: Brad says thanks. ... Says that he loves you."
Radio chatter on Lap 198: Trevor Bayne, Kvin Harvick and Matt Kenseth pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 198: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Keep saving fuel."
Lap 196: Greg Biffle leads.
CAUTION 8 - Lap 196: Jimmie Johnson's engine.
Radio chatter on Lap 195: Jimmie Johnson: "That's it, it's dead."
Radio chatter on Lap 194: Jimmie Johnson is either out of gas or his engine is failing. He's sputtering.
Lap 192: Once in the lead, Jimmie Johnson is pulling away from the field. Greg Biffle has slipped into second, but is falling back behind him.
Lap 191: Jimmie Johnson takes the lead.
Lap 190: Jimmie Johnson noses inside Brad Keselowski on the backstretch.
Lap 190: Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson are fighting for the lead.
Restart - Lap 187: Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson bring the field to green.
Radio chatter on Lap 183: Jimmie Johnson is still puzzled how Brad Keselowski got in front. Crew chief Chad Knaus says don't worry. "We're just going to pass the (crap) out of him and go win this race."
Lap 183: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Marcos Ambrose, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch are the top 10 after the pit stops and the caution period.
Lap 182: Sam Hornish Jr., Ryan Newman, Paul Menard (from the lead), Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray among those pitting.
CAUTION 7 - Lap 181: Trevor Bayne blows a tire.
Radio chatter on Lap 180: Dale Earnhardt Jr. :"I tried to get going, it's just crazy."
Lap 179: Juan Pablo Montoya pits.
Lap 177: Sam Hornish Jr., Jeff Gordon among those pitting.
Lap 175: Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 174: Crew chief Chad Knaus warns Jimmie Johnson that Brad Keselowski will be the leader when the stops cycle out. Knaus adds, "I don't know how they pulled that off but they did a damn good job."
Radio chatter on Lap 173: Greg Biffle is having issues with grip now.
Lap 171: Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr. pit. Sam Hornish Jr. is the leader. Truex takes two tires.
Lap 170: Brad Keselowski pits from the lead. Kevin Harvick also pits.
Lap 169: Tony Stewart on pit road.
Lap 168: Brad Keselowski now leads during the pit sequence.
Lap 167: Jimmie Johnson pits from the lead. Kyle Busch, Joey Logano also among those pitting.
Lap 166: Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and Aric Almirola pit.
Lap 165: Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer among those pitting.
Lap 163: Dale Earnhardt Jr. pitting for two tires.
Lap 162: Jimmie Johnson has a 1.6-second lead over teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Lap 161: Brad Keselowski, in third, runs the fastest lap that time around.
Lap 158: Jimmie Johnson leads - and runs the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 156: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer are the top five.
Radio chatter on Lap 155: Crew chief Steve Letarte: "We're going to stop one more time, I'll give you a little more security." Earnhardt Jr. says he wants four tires on the stop.
Lap 154: Jimmie Johnson takes the lead from teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer round out the top five.
Lap 153: Kasey Kahne, now in fourth, posts the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 152: Tony Stewart returns to the race. He is 56 laps off the pace.
Lap 151: Joey Logano pits.
Lap 150: Matt Kenseth pits.
RESTART - Lap 148: Battle for positions throughout the front group as the field goes green once more.
Lap 147: It'll be a Hendrick leadership group at the front on the restart. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne are the top three.
CAUTION 6: Debris on backstretch. Drivers are complaining that Juan Pablo Montoya is dropping things on the track.
Lap 141: Battle for the lead on the restart as the Hendrick Motorsports drivers lead the field to the green. There are a lot of drivers in contention right now that could certainly use a win in the wild-card Chase.
Lap 139: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose are the top five.
Lap 137: Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Sam Hornish Jr., Carl Edwards, Paul Menard, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne, Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo Montoya pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 137: Jimmie Johnson: "I have a little vibration that's scaring me." Crew chief Chad Knaus: "Right now?" Johnson: "When I coasted with the engine off."
CAUTION 5 - Lap 136: Kurt Busch into the wall.
Lap 135: Greg Biffle's lead is now more than three seconds over Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 133: Jamie McMurray pits.
Lap 132: Greg Biffle is back in the lead after the round of pit stops. He leads by more than two seconds at this point.
Radio chatter on Lap 130: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "You are the first car that only has to stop one more time. Everyone else has to stop twice."
Lap 128: Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski pit.
Lap 127: Brad Keselowski is the leader during this round of pit stops.
Lap 126: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton among those pitting.
Lap 126: Jeff Gordon returns to the track.
Lap 125: Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer are among those pitting.
Radio chatter on Lap 125: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells Dale Earnhardt Jr. that he is on scuffs.
Lap 124: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pitting for four tires. Jimmie Johnson takes over the lead. Regan Smith is still on pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 122: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells Dale Earnhardt Jr. he needs to more laps, then he'll put on four tires.
Lap 121: Denny Hamlin, Regan Smith pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 120: Greg Biffle asks, "Do you want me to save gas?" The response? No, go!
Lap 118: Juan Pablo Montoya pits.
Lap 118: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a lead of just over two seconds over teammate Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 117: Tony Stewart returns to the garage.
Radio chatter on Lap 116: Crew chief Steve Letarte to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Last to first, that's the way to do it. I need nine more."
Lap 113: Sam Hornish Jr. is among those pitting. Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the lead.
Lap 111: Greg Biffle pits from the lead. Carl Edwards, trevor Bayne, Matt Kenseth pit. Sam Hornish Jr. takes the lead.
Lap 109: Sam Hornish Jr. in second, now posts the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 108: Greg Biffle, in the lead, posts the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 107: Martin Truex Jr. pits.
Lap 106: Greg Biffle, now that he has the lead, is pulling away from the field. He has more than a second lead over Martin Truex Jr. and Sam Hornish Jr.
Lap 102: Kevin Harvick pits.
Lap 101: Greg Biffle charges back and overtakes the lead.
Lap 100: Jeff Gordon to the garage.
Lap 98: Martin Truex Jr. is starting to pull away a little more from Greg Biffle.
Lap 98: Jeff Gordon falls off the lead lap.
Radio chatter on Lap 97: Jeff Gordon: “It’s an engine problem I believe, we’ve lost a cylinder."
Lap 96: Greg Biffle is on the move from second. He just ran the fastest lap on the track, sits less than two seconds off the leader's pace and looks ready to challenge Martin Truex Jr.
Radio chatter on Lap 95: Jeff Gordon: "It's an engine problem I believe. It's pretty bad, It's only going to get worse."
Lap 95: Jeff Gordon is off the pace.
Lap 91: The top 12 on the track stayed out during the last pit stop.
Lap 90: Pit stops! Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes only two tires. Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson also take two tires each. Jeff Gordon takes four tires and Clint Bowyer takes only fuel.
Radio chatter on Lap 89: Jimmie Johnson: "I'm still kind of snug."
CAUTION 4 - Lap 88: Joey Logano turned by Juan Pablo Montoya. He was clipped on the left end in Turn 3.
Lap 84: Martin Truex Jr. is trailing by less than two-tenths of a second. He is seeking his first win of the season.
RESTART - Lap 81: Clint Bowyer leads the field to green again.
Radio chatter on Lap 80: Regan Smith: "Marcos Ambrose is driving over his head."
Radio chatter on Lap 78: There appears to be a little bit of a tiff between Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who said: "I tried to pass the 24, but he dug harder." Spotter T.J. Majors: He thought you could have done him a little better on the restart." Rick Hendrick: "You didn't do anything, just drive that thing to the front." Junior: "I'm trying."
Lap 78: Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Sam Hornish Jr. are t
he top five.
CAUTION 3 - Lap 77: Regan Smith spins.
RESTART - Lap 74: Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth leading the field to green.
Lap 71: Tony Stewart to the garage. He was running 33rd. This would make the first DNF for Stewart since Sonoma last June.
Lap 71: Kasey Kahne and Juan Pablo Montoya return to the track.
Lap 70: All of the drivers in the top 10 took only two tires on the stop.
Lap 70: Leaders are pitting. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a two-tire stop.
Radio chatter on Lap 67: Juan Pablo Montoya: "I kind of lifted but I didn't want to lift all the way up cause I'd get freight-trained."
CAUTION 2 - Lap 66: Mark Martin crashes hard. Martin gets out of his car and is OK after contact from Kasey Kahne.
Lap 65: A crash in front of the leaders! Mark Martin and the others are trying to avoid it, but fail to do so. Juan Pablo Montoya and Bobby Labonte, the final two drivers on the lead lap, crash to spark the incident.
Lap 63: Mark Martin is trying to lap Juan Pablo Montoya, but is having trouble getting past the driver as Montoya is fighting for his spot. Meanwhile, Kasey Kahne has closed the gap to just two-tenths of a second.
Lap 62: Mark Martin has a half of a second lead over Kasey Kahne.
Lap 57: Polesitter Mark Martin continues to set the pace at Michigan. Martin is running a limited schedule with Michael Waltrip Racing this season.
Radio chatter on Lap 57: Tony Stewart says it feels like a valve spring or something that is causing his problems. "I'm watching these gauges religiously right now and everything looks normal, right where it's supposed to be."
Radio chatter on Lap 56: Tony Stewart: We have some sort of motor problem here." Stewart says all the vitals are good.
Radio chatter on Lap 51: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says splitter hitting the ground. Letarte: You're already looking better this run. Stay after it.
Radio chatter on Lap 46: Crew chief Steve Letarte says they made up a lot of time on pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 46: Crew chief Chad Knaus tells Jimmie Johnson: Keep picking 'em off you're doing awesome.
Lap 44: Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sam Hornish Jr. among those pitting. Earnhardt Jr. takes two tires, Hornish takes four.
Radio chatter on Lap 43: Kasey Kahne has developed a vibration. "It's not getting any worse, but it's there," he said.
Lap 39: Jimmie Johnson leads, coming from the back of the pack.
Lap 34: Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne among those pitting.
Lap 29: Kurt Busch scraped the wall and pitted. Joey Logano also pits.
Lap 9: CAUTION 1 - David Gilliland briefly loses control and heads into the infield but avoids any major damage.
1:24 ET: Mark Martin is out in front to take the early lead.
1:21 ET: The green flag is dropped, and the race is underway.
1:12 p.m. ET: Ryan Newman is under the weather. He went to the infield care center after the drivers meeting. Dave Blaney and Scott Riggs standing by.
1:10 p.m. ET: Engines are fired.
Driver introductions are complete and drivers are getting ready for the race on the 2-mile track.
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Mark Martin will lead the field to the green flag shortly after 1 p.m. ET today. Full lineup
For some, it's already been a rough weekend at Michigan. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will go to the rear of the field today at the start after wrecking in practice. He'll be joined there by Jimmie Johnson, who changed engines in his car Saturday.
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