Pure Michigan 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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Pure Michigan 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to the Michigan International Speedway as the Pure Michigan 400 will be the center of the racing world Sunday.

Here's a look at the important information as the race gets closer.

Pure Michigan 400 Start Time and TV Information
Start Time TV
Sunday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. ET ESPN

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Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's race:

Position Car Driver Speed
1 22 Joey Logano 203.949
2 78 Kurt Busch 203.695
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 203.470
4 55 Mark Martin 203.218
5 31 Jeff Burton 203.114
6 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 202.988
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 202.817
8 11 Denny Hamlin 202.800
9 2 Brad Keselowski 202.726
10 18 Kyle Busch 202.384
11 15 Clint Bowyer 202.304
12 20 Matt Kenseth 202.230
13 24 Jeff Gordon 202.117
14 43 Aric Almirola 201.799
15 29 Kevin Harvick 201.641
16 16 Greg Biffle 201.590
17 56 Martin Truex Jr. 201.590
18 21 Trevor Bayne 201.337
19 99 Carl Edwards 201.033
20 27 Paul Menard 200.736
21 39 Ryan Newman 200.613
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200.613
23 38 David Gilliland 200.518
24 34 David Ragan 200.261
25 83 David Reutimann 200.178
26 9 Marcos Ambrose 199.994
27 14 Austin Dillon 199.983
28 10 Danica Patrick 199.689
29 1 Jamie McMurray 199.518
30 47 Bobby Labonte 198.829
31 5 Kasey Kahne 197.906
32 95 Scott Speed 197.704
33 13 Casey Mears 197.672
34 32 Timmy Hill 197.028
35 36 J.J. Yeley 197.012
36 30 David Stremme 196.980
37 87 Joe Nemechek 196.818
38 93 Travis Kvapil 196.148
39 51 Brendan Gaughan 195.679
40 35 Josh Wise 195.610
41 98 Johnny Sauter 195.180
42 7 Dave Blaney 194.542
43 33 Landon Cassill 192.627

 

Defending Champion

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Jimmie Johnson looked like he was going to take home the victory last year at this race, but he had engine trouble near the end of the race. Greg Biffle came from behind to win.

It was Biffle's second victory at the Pure Michigan 400, so look for him to try to defend his title. He will start 16th this year.

 

Weather

It's going to be a nice day for racing, according to Weather.com. The temperature is expected to be around 78 degrees when the race begins and climb as high as 80 degrees later in the afternoon.

Rain will not be an issue, as there is nothing in the forecast.

 

Point Standings

Here's a look at the Sprint Cup standings entering Sunday's race:

  Sprint Cup Standings as of Aug. 17, 2013    
Rank Driver Points Wins
1 Jimmie Johnson 808 4
2 Clint Bowyer 733 0
3 Carl Edwards 728 1
4 Kevin Harvick 707 2
5 Kyle Busch 693 3
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 670 0
7 Matt Kenseth 659 4
8 Brad Keselowski 634 0
9 Greg Biffle 627 1
10  Martin Truex Jr. 625 1
11 Kurt Busch 623 0
12 Kasey Kahne 622 2
13 Jeff Gordon 610 0
14 Ryan Newman 605 1
15 Jamie McMucrray 600 0
16 Joey Logano 598 0
17 Tony Stewart 594 1
18 Aric Almirola 561 0
19 Paul Menard 559 0
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  531 0

For full standings, visit NASCAR.com

The competition for the 10th spot is heating up. Getting an automatic spot in the Chase is what every driver wants, but drivers from the 11th to 20th spots will have a chance at the wild-card spots.

Only three points separate the drivers who are ranked 10th, 11th and 12th. 

It's going to be a tight battle the rest of the way as Martin Truex Jr. tries to hold off his competition for the final automatic spot.

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