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DATE: Saturday, Aug. 17
SITE: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Mich.
TRACK: 2-mile oval
CAPACITY: 85,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 14th
TELEVISION: Speed
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 12:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Aug. 17/9:35 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nelson Piquet Jr. (Not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Jason White
POLE WINNER: Joey Coulter (finished 7)
LAPS: 100
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joey Coulter, 2012 (184.101 mph)
RACE RECORD: Brendan Gaughan, 2003 (154.044 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Nelson Piquet Jr.26Ty Dillon5
2Jason White127Joey Coulter1
3Dakoda Armstrong208Brad Keselowski10
4Parker Kligerman119Kurt Busch4
5James Buescher810Miguel Paludo3
2012 Michigan National Guard 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 139.508 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 26 mins., 1 sec.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 8.082 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 17 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 7 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Coulter (184.101 mph)
Past Michigan National Guard 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Nelson Piquet Jr. (2) -- Chevrolet -- 139.508 mph
2011 -- Kevin Harvick (6) -- Chevrolet -- 126.338 mph
2010 -- Aric Almirola (10) -- Toyota -- 118.558 mph
2009 -- Colin Braun (12) -- Ford -- 130.838 mph
2008 -- Erik Darnell (11) -- Ford -- 140.433 mph
2007 -- Travis Kvapil (1) -- Ford -- 135.364 mph
2006 -- Johnny Benson (5) -- Toyota -- 116.534 mph
2005 -- Dennis Setzer (10) -- Chevrolet -- 122.387 mph
2004 -- Travis Kvapil (8) -- Toyota -- 125.479 mph
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan (6) -- Dodge -- 154.044 mph
2002 -- Robert Pressley (8) -- Dodge -- 142.208 mph
2001 -- Not Held
2000 -- Greg Biffle (2) -- Ford -- 138.408 mph
1999 -- Greg Biffle (11) -- Ford -- 121.889 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called goracing.com 200 (1999), Michigan 200 (2000, 2002, 2007,
2009), Sears 200 (2003), Line-X Spray-on Truck Bedliners 200 (2004),
Paramount Health Insurance 200 (2005), Con-way Freight 200 (2006), Cool
City Customs 200 (2008), VFW 200 (2009-12).
 
Past Michigan National Guard 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Joey Coulter -- 7
2011 -- Matt Crafton -- 21
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 5
2009 -- Brian Ickler -- 3
2008 -- Mike Skinner -- 8
2007 -- Travis Kvapil -- 1
2006 -- Mike Skinner -- 11
2005 -- Kyle Busch -- 2
2004 -- Dennis Setzer -- 10
2003 -- Jason Leffler -- 4
2002 -- Ted Musgrave -- 32
2001 -- Not Held
2000 -- Jamie McMurray -- 6
1999 -- Stacy Compton -- 6
Last Race Results
RACE: Pocono Mountains 125 (Aug. 3)
SITE: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pa.
MILES: 135
LAPS: 54
WINNER: Ryan Blaney
RUNNER-UP: Miguel Paludo
THIRD: German Quiroga
FOURTH: Joey Coulter
FIFTH: Ross Chastain
POLE WINNER: Miguel Paludo (finished 2)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 3 mins., 8 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 128.300 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.270 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 10 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 9 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: M. Paludo - pole; R. Chastain 1-9; R. Blaney 10-24; M. Paludo
25-26; J. Coulter 27-28; D. Wallace Jr 29-30; T. Bodine 31-46; R.
Blaney 47-49; G. Quiroga Jr 50-52; R. Blaney 53-54.
Michigan National Guard 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC)RAM/Koma Unwind
3Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Chevrolet/Arrowhead
5Tim George Jr. (New York, NY)Chevrolet/Applebee's
07Chris Cockrum (Conyers, GA)Chevrolet/TBA
7John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
8Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA)Chevrolet/AmWINS
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/Koma Unwind
16Brett Moffitt (Grimes, IA)Toyota/Goodyear of Japan
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Spartan Toyota/Next Gen
18Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Toyota/FOX 1 Sports
19Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Draw Tite
24Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Qore-24
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Rheem
32Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil)Chevrolet/Accudoc Solutions
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
50Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
51Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Camping World/Good Sam
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/NET 10 Wireless
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/TBA
84Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Dave Novak Racing
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Mulligan
93Chris Jones (Forest, VA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Bell Trucks America Inc.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
James Buescher---------------331645
Ty Dillon------------------------6
Joey Coulter---------------------187
Miguel Paludo---------------------310
Johnny Sauter---------------16141311
Timothy Peters---2535------87213
Matt Crafton1222534154272116
Ron Hornaday Jr---307102374717
Kyle Busch---2---272325---
Joey Logano---------------------------
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
Jeb Burton---------------------------
Darrell Wallace Jr.---------------------------
German Quiroga---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Ron Hornaday Jr. - started 21 and finished 6
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Joey Coulter
Last Week's Pick to Win (Ty Dillon) - finished 20
 
NOTES:
The Michigan National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway is the 12th race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

This will be the 14th time the Truck Series has competed at this 2-mile oval. David Starr leads all drivers with 12 starts there. Matt Crafton is next in line with 11 starts.

Brendan Gaughan is the only driver on the entry list for this weekend's race that has a truck victory at Michigan. Gaughan's win there came in 2003. Greg Biffle won the first two truck races at this track from 1999-2000. Travis Kvapil is the only other driver with multiple victories there (2004 and '07).

Only one truck race at Michigan has been won from the pole. Kvapil did it in '07.

Three drivers claimed their first career truck victories at Michigan: Johnny Benson (2006), Colin Braun (2009) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012). Braun won the race from the 12th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck race at this track. Piquet is not defending his race win, as he is now a rookie in the Nationwide Series.

Kyle Busch and Joey Coulter are those drivers entered in this race that scored their maiden poles in the series at Michigan. Busch did it in 2005, and Coulter did so last year.

The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Michigan occurred in 2008 when Erik Darnell beat Benson to the finish line by only 0.005 seconds, making it one of the closest finishes in series history.

The next race is the Aug. 21 UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Timothy Peters is the defending race winner.

08/13 23:45:41 ET

As of August 13, 2013, at 11:45 PM ET

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