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Full coverage from the Michigan races

June 14, 2013, NASCAR.com

Kasey Kahne

All the news from Michigan International Speedway

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series are on the track this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series is on a break until resuming competition when all three series head to Kentucky Speedway for the last weekend of June.

• Sprint Cup Series: Quicken Loans 400 results | Standings

• Nationwide Series: Alliance Truck Parts 250 results | Standings

Hendrick has a rough go at Michigan

With Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson looking strong at the start of the race, Hendrick Motorsports had a disappointing showing in the Quicken Loans 400 -- along with a blown tire, unavoidable wreck and blown engine. | Read the full story

Edwards, Biffle spar over teammate responsibilty

Carl Edwards started the Quicken Loans 400 from the pole on Sunday in a prime position to win. He held the front spot for a total of 16 laps, and lost his chance of winning with an unlucky pit strategy and a lack of help from his teammate Biffle, finishing in eighth. | Read the full story

Hamlin struggles to keep Chase hopes alive

Denny Hamlin was hoping for a strong finish at one of his best tracks to keep his team in contention for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Unfortunately, the No. 11 FedEx Toyota struggled despite constant adjustments, and a 30th-place finish for Hamlin was the result. | Read the full story

Biffle wins the Quicken Loans 400

Greg Biffle won the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway as Jimmie Johnson hit the wall with three laps to go. | Read the full recap

Michigan gives standings a shuffle

Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway could have been a saving grace for several drivers, but instead ended up dashing their hopes. Among them: Most of Hendrick Motorsports' roster. | Read the full story

Biffle gives Ford win number 1,000

With the No. 16 car headed to Victory Lane, Ford made a milestone win: 1,000 trips to Victory Lane for the manufacturer in NASCAR national series. The win comes in the 110th year of the company. | Read the full story

Hamlin honors Leffler with paint scheme

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing pay tribute to the first FedEx driver, Jason Leffler. | Read the full story | Paint Scheme Preview | Jason Leffler coverage

NASCAR honors past and present fathers

NASCAR is a sport passed down from one generation to the next. Watch some famous fathers and sons talk about what the day and their dads mean to them. | Watch the video here

Kurt Busch poised

The resurgence of former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch at Furniture Row Racing has made for one of the season's best early success stories. But one thing's missing -- a win -- though dramatic recent gains in performance suggest that breakthrough should be around the corner. | Read the full story

Regan rules at Michigan

Regan Smith stretched his advantage in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, emerging late for his second victory of the season. He held off intense pressure from top rookie Kyle Larson to notch his third career win in the series. | Read the full story

Busch's Saturday sweep

Two practice sessions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series had a common denominator -- Kurt Busch atop the practice chart. The No. 78 Chevrolet edged pole-starter Carl Edwards by topping 200 mph in the first practice of the day, then bookended the sessions by besting Kasey Kahne in final practice in race trim. | Practice 2 report | Final practice report

History for Dillon

Austin Dillon continued his mastery of NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying, landing a record fourth straight Coors Light Pole Award with a speedy 191.882 mph lap at Michigan International Speedway. His pole streak led a 1-2-3 qualifying sweep by Richard Childress Racing with Paul Menard and Brian Scott completing the top three. | Read the full story | Nationwide pit stall assignments

Fund for Leffler's son

A trust fund benefiting the son of Jason Leffler, who died in a racing accident Wednesday, has been established. Monies will go directly to the needs of 5-year-old Charlie Dean Leffler. Memorial services are scheduled Wednesday in Cornelius, N.C. | Read the full story | Jason Leffler coverage

Strong response

Rick Hendrick and Joe Gibbs both issued strongly worded statements on Friday, addressing Brad Keselowski’s comments about their respective teams. Both said the defending Sprint Cup champion should keep his focus on the track. | Read the full story

Special sequel

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s history at Michigan is good. In fact, he’s the defending race champion. What will Junior do for an encore? He’s targeting another win, and his competitors and teammates think he’s got a real shot to do it. | Read the full story

Sprint Cup: Qualifying

Carl Edwards sped to the Coors Light Pole award at Michigan International Speedway with a lap faster than 202 mph. Also in the top five are Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard and Aric Almirola. | Read the full story

At 999

Trevor Bayne won the 200th NASCAR Nationwide Series race for Ford last week. Now he’s in position to win the manufacturer’s 1,000th race at the NASCAR national series level. Bayne always seems to be in the right place at the right time. | Read the full story

Bumps in the road

Tony Stewart was forced to his back-up car after brushing the wall during the opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice. He’s still recovering from the news of the death of his friend Jason Leffler, too. | Read the full story

Labonte welcomes new ride

Bobby Labonte is out of his customary No. 47 Toyota for this week’s race at Michigan, but he’s fine with being in Phoenix Racing’s No. 51. He reiterated Friday that, from his understanding, this is a part-time arrangement. | Read the full story

Sprint Cup: First practice

Kasey Kahne led the field in Friday’s first practice, and he was one of four drivers to top the 200-mph mark during a session of 90 minutes. Also in the top five: Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Kevin Harvick and last year’s winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. See complete results here. | Read the full story

Viewer’s Guide

How are you watching the races at Michigan International Speedway? Find out how to get the latest information from wherever you are in this week’s Viewer’s Guide, which includes practice times, interview schedules and more. | Read the full story

Nationwide Series: Practice

Austin Dillon posted the fastest time during Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice. The driver was one of three to top 190 mph. Rounding out out the top five were Justin Allgaier, Paul Menard, Brian Scott and Parker Kligerman. | Read the full story