MRN.com Weekend Preview
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on June 12, 2014 | 11:48 A.M. EST
The first Sprint Cup Series visit of the year to Michigan International Speedway, for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400, headlines the weekend racing schedule. (Photo: Getty Images)
The first Sprint Cup Series visit of the year to Michigan International Speedway headlines the racing weekend that includes the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, K&N Pro Series East and the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.
Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at MIS is race No. 15 of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series. Greg Biffle is the defending winner and one of several name drivers still searching for his first trip to Victory Lane this season. That list includes Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer.
MRN’s exclusive coverage of the Michigan weekend begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. (ET) with qualifying to set the field for the Quicken Loans 400.
On Saturday afternoon, the NASCAR Nationwide Series takes center stage for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250. Regan Smith leads the series standings by four points over Elliott Sadler and is the defending race winner. MRN goes on the air with race coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday's MRN broadcast of the Quicken Loans 400 will begin at 12 noon.
MRN.com will be trackside from MIS all weekend with comprehensive coverage including breaking news, results, stats, photos, audio, video and post-race analysis.
Saturday night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series makes its return to Gateway Motorsports Park outside St. Louis for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. NASCAR has not competed on the 1.25-mile oval since 2010. Matt Crafton goes into the weekend as the series points leader after his win last Friday night in Texas.
MRN hits the airwaves from Gateway beginning at 8:15 p.m. (ET). You can listen to all the weekend broadcasts from Michigan International Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park on your local MRN radio affiliate or its website. Every broadcast will also stream live at MRN.com.
Elsewhere, the K&N Pro Series East returns to historic Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday night. And the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes a Friday night stop at Minnesota's Jackson Speedway before moving to Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday night.
Stay with MRN.com all weekend for the latest racing news and information!