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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Teams Look for Momentum and Bragging Rights in Michigan

Detroit is the traditional home for United States automobile manufacturers and not far from their headquarters is Michigan International Speedway, one fast residence for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The two-mile, D-shaped oval with 18 degree banking in Brooklyn, Michigan has been thrilling NASCAR fans with big speed since June 15, 1969.

On June 16, fans with tickets for one of the 85,000 seats are unlikely to be disappointed because drivers and teams racing for Ford and Chevrolet have the extra incentive to win for their manufacturers in a hometown environment. Toyota drivers and teams are intensely motivated as well, even though their manufacturer headquarters are thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean.

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