Michigan II: GM Racing preview

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS - INSIDE THE GARAGE AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, PAT SUHY, GM RACING NASCAR GROUP MANAGER: "Coming into Michigan as the defending race winner has been rare for Team Chevy. It was great to see Mark Martin win there in...

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS - INSIDE THE GARAGE AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, PAT SUHY, GM RACING NASCAR GROUP MANAGER: "Coming into Michigan as the defending race winner has been rare for Team Chevy. It was great to see Mark Martin win there in June, thanks to both Hendrick horsepower and fuel economy! Team Chevy drivers captured 5 of the top 10 spots then; and with the strength that has netted 12 wins so far this year, I expect a Chevy driver to be in the hunt for another win when the race for the checkered flag is on. Those 12 wins have helped give us a 45 point lead in the manufacturers championship standings, putting us on a path toward the 33rd manufacturers cup for Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

"With the long straightaways at MIS, horsepower is at a premium. Between the two primary engine suppliers to Chevy teams in the series, Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines, I think we have the competition covered. They're the best in the business at making horsepower and making it with great reliability too.

"The June race at Michigan was only the second points race to use the new double file restart system. Now that the drivers and NASCAR have gotten several more races under their belts using this system, everyone is more comfortable with it. They are trying to take full advantage of the opportunities it offers the drivers who aren't leading to make up spots on every restart. It's a change that has made for more exciting racing, especially late when the leaders can go head to head without having to get around the lap down cars. It's always fun when the tour comes to MIS and we're looking forward to a good weekend!"

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin