Post-Michigan Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR Cup power ranking post-Michigan gives a perspective of drivers and how they are doing as the 2020 regular season winds down.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, crosses the finish line over Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota, to win the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 09, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Post-Michigan Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series gives a perspective of drivers and how they are doing as the 2020 regular season winds down.

At this point in 2020, there isn’t anything too peculiar about running back-to-back races at the same track in one weekend. There also isn’t anything unusual about Kevin Harvick finding himself in victory lane. Despite that, it was a bit unfamiliar to watch the same Harvick car win two straight races, both for points, on the same track, on two straight days. Harvick picked up his fifth and sixth wins at Michigan, dominating two races on the two-mile track. The Cup Series playoffs are now just three weeks (four races) away, and the field is beginning to take shape. 

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Michigan, Road America NASCAR Race Review on Fan4Racing Radio

Michigan, Road America NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and our Fan4Racing crew!

Our Guest in this episode is…

Blaine Perkins

ARCA Menards Series West driver with Sunrise Ford Racing at 8:40 pm ET.

This episode centers around Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup doubleheader, Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, and ARCA Menards Series, along with the Xfinity Series at Road America. We’ll also review the ARCA West doubleheader at Evergreen Speedway and Douglas County Speedway. We’ll also update the ARCA East with post-race audio as time allows.

  • First, we review the ARCA West double-header in Evergreen and Douglas County with our guest, Blaine Perkins joining the conversation after sweeping the weekend races. 
  • Then, we review the ARCA Menards Series and Truck Series at Michigan.
  • Then, we review the Xfinity Series at Road America and the Cup Series doubleheader at Michigan.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Harvick Sweeps Michigan Doubleheader as a Championship Favorite

Harvick sweeps Michigan doubleheader in the NASCAR Cup Series, FireKeepers Casino 400/ Consumers Energy 400 to make history with back-to-back victories on consecutive days.

Kevin Harvick Wins FireKeepers Casino 400

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 08, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Harvick sweeps Michigan doubleheader in the NASCAR Cup Series, FireKeepers Casino 400/ Consumers Energy 400 as a championship favorite with back-to-back victories on consecutive days.

With the regular season winding down, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan for a double-header weekend. Multiple teams are currently sitting on the bubble and looking for an opportunity to race their way into the playoffs. Michigan International Speedway is most likely the best opportunity for these teams to take care of business. With high speeds and long sweeping corners, this track always hosts action-packed races.

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Kevin Harvick Sweeps Michigan for Sixth Win of the Season

Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday afternoon for his sixth win of the season.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 09, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday afternoon for his sixth win of the season.

The victory in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway gave Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team a weekend race sweep and a whole lot of momentum as the NASCAR Cup Series closes out its regular-season schedule at the end of this month.

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Riley Herbst Earns Victory at Michigan to End Drought

Riley Herbst earns victory in the ARCA Menards Series, VizCom 200 on Sunday, August 9th at Michigan International Speedway, ending a three-year drought.
Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota, celebrates his win of the VizCom 200 for the ARCA Menards Series on August 9, 2020 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo – Allison Farrand/ARCA Racing

Riley Herbst earns victory in the ARCA Menards Series, VizCom 200 on Sunday, August 9th at Michigan International Speedway, ending a three-year drought.

 It had been a while since Riley Herbst had been to Victory Lane.

The 21-year-old from Las Vegas felt it was way too long, and Sunday he was able to rectify that. Herbst’s No 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota led the final 33 laps in winning the VizCom 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Kevin Harvick’s Victory at Michigan Continues an Impressive Season

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 08, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kevin Harvick’s victory at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, Firekeepers Casino 400 continues an impressive season.

The NASCAR Cup Series field saw red most of Saturday afternoon – Kevin Harvick’s red-colored No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, which dominated the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway – resulting in Harvick’s third Michigan win in the last four races and his fifth victory of the season.

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Zane Smith’s Thrilling Victory in NASCAR Truck Series at Michigan

Zane Smith's thrilling victory in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was his first series win.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 07: Zane Smith, driver of the No. 21 Bay Mountain Aire Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 07, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Zane Smith’s thrilling victory in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was his first series win.

Making a last-lap pass in double overtime Zane Smith was able to earn his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory Friday night in the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Michigan, Road America NASCAR Weekend Preview with Hot Topics Sound Off on Fan4Racing Radio

Michigan, Road America NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton, along with Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew.

Michigan, Road America NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann. Join us as rev up NASCAR fans for the upcoming weekend of racing. Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and the Fan4Racing crew! 

The Agenda

This episode centers around Michigan Speedway for the NASCAR Cup (doubleheader), Gander RV & Outdoors, and ARCA Menards Series, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America.  We’ll also preview the ARCA West doubleheader at Evergreen and Douglas County Speedways. We give a few updates from the ARCA East, along with pre-race audio from drivers as time permits.

  • First, we preview the ARCA/West doubleheader along with a preview of the ARCA Menards Series at Michigan
  • Next, we preview the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Michigan
  • Then, we preview with Xfinity Series at Road America
  • Next, our preview continues with the NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan
  • Then, Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and the Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review of Michigan and Mid-Ohio – Monday, August 12, 2019

Guests on this episode include...

Grant Enfinger

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 2019 regular-season Champion with ThorSport Racing in the No. 98 Ford.

Austin Wayne Self

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver with AM Racing, after finishing fifth at Michigan on Saturday afternoon.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Austin Wayne Self was unable to call into our live broadcast. We’ll work to reschedule his appearance on another episode.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest race talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review!

Stay tuned in 10 to 10:30 pm ET for NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off as our Fan4Racing crew discusses the hottest topics from the weekend of racing,

We’re talking all the latest from Michigan International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series along with the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  We’ll include updates from the K&N Pro Series, ARCA Menards Series, and more.

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our LIVE broadcast starts at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, August 12, 2019.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Kevin Harvick Wins a Tight Battle at Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 11: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 11, 2019, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

For the second time this year, the Monster Energy Cup Series fired the engines for some action at Michigan International Speedway for the Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday afternoon. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick prevails after battling last year’s winner Joey Logano for the lead in the final stage of the event. The last leg of the regular season has shown unexpected results, and it is only going to get better coming down to the finale.

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