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Race Capsule

Michigan International Speedway
  • What:

    Race 15 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

  • When:

    June 17, 2012 1:16 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    2. miles

  • Race Length:

    400.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,193,706

Drivers to Watch

Marcos Ambrose 17th, 74 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Kevin Harvick Harvick moved up one spot to 6th place in the standings after Sunday's race at Pocono. He's 53 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth and 23 points behind 5th-ranked Jimmie Johnson.
Greg Biffle After one of his worst outings of the season, Biffle gave up the 11-week lead he had atop the Sprint Cup standings, falling back to spots to third after Sunday's race at Pocono. He is 16 points behind new series leader and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth and is 6 points behind second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kasey Kahne 16th, 46 points out of the top 10. Lost two spots last week.
Ryan Newman 14th, 28 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Matt Kenseth After spending the last four weeks in second place, this year's Daytona 500 winner took over the Sprint Cup points lead after Sunday's race at Pocono. He is 10 points ahead of second-ranked Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and 16 points ahead of Roush Fenway Racing teammate and former points leader Greg Biffle.
Tony Stewart Stewart remained in 8th place for the second consecutive week after Sunday's race at Pocono. He's now 75 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth, and 17 points behind 7th-ranked Martin Truex Jr.
Joey Logano 15th, 28 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson remained in fifth place for the fourth consecutive week after Sunday's race at Pocono. He's 30 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth and 11 points behind 4th-ranked Denny Hamlin.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin remained in fourth place for the second consecutive week after Sunday's race at Pocono. He's 19 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth and just 3 points behind 3rd-ranked Greg Biffle.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer climbed one spot in the standings, from 10th to 9th. He's 80 points behind new Sprint Cup series leader Matt Kenseth, 5 points behind 8th-ranked Tony Stewart and 17 points ahead of 10th-ranked Brad Keselowski.
Mark Martin 23rd, 100 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Aric Almirola 20th, 81 points out of the top 10. Lost three spots last week.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex dropped one spot, from 6th to 7th, after Sunday's race at Pocono. He 58 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth and 5 points behind sixth-ranked Kevin Harvick.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Climbed from third to second place after Pocono. Earnhardt is 10 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth and 6 points ahead of third-ranked Greg Biffle.
Paul Menard 13th, 27 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week.
Jamie McMurray 19th, 80 points out of the top 10. Gained three spots last week.
Juan Pablo Montoya 21st, 86 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Brad Keselowski Keselowski climbed one spot and is in 10th place, 97 points behind new series leader Matt Kenseth, 17 points behind 9th-ranked Clint Bowyer and 3 points ahead of 11th-place Carl Edwards.
Kurt Busch 27th, 151 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Jeff Gordon 22nd, 90 points out of the top 10. Lost one spot last week.
Jeff Burton 18th, 75 points out of the top 10.
Kyle Busch 12th, only six points out of the top 10. Lost three spots last week to fall out of the top 10.
Carl Edwards 11th, only three points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.