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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Leaders Return to Fast Left Turns Going into Pure Michigan 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are done twisting on the road course at Watkins Glen International and head into the wide two-mile oval with 18-degree banking at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 18. MIS is often considered NASCAR’s fastest track because of the wide turns and long straightaways. Speed will mean more this week as only four races remain before the Chase contenders are determined. Some drivers have to win to get in. Others have to finish strong if they hope to cling to their lofty spot and be ready for 10-race playoffs. Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team have a comfortable 75-point lead owing to consistent performances, and that makes it tougher for other teams to advance. It seems Johnson and crew discover an ext...

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