Dale Earnhardt Jr. Breaks Dry Spell

June 18, 2012 by  
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Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. cross the finish line in first place, breaking his dry spell of 143 races without a win. His last Sprint Cup victory was also in Michigan, almost four years ago to the day. With 25 laps of the 400-mile race to go, Earnhardt pulled away in his No. 88 Chevrolet and held the lead to cross the finish line ahead of Tony Stewart by 5.393 seconds.

Earnhardt’s 11 top-ten finishes this season put him second in the points standings as the race began, but there were mixed opinions as to whether he would take the checkered flag, particularly after a four-year break from that achievement. To say that loyal fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. were delighted with the win, would be an understatement, and the fact that he has a loyal fan-base was certainly not lost on the triumphant drive. In a post-race interview he noted that the victory was for his fans who had stuck behind him over the years, adding that he and his team wouldn’t have made it back to Victory Lane without their support.

With an average speed of 139.144 per hour, Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned 48 points for his Quickens Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series win. Tony Stewart (#14 Chevrolet) took second place, with Matt Kenseth (#17 Ford) in at third, followed by Gregg Biffle (#16 Ford) and Jimmie Johnson (#48 Chevrolet). The current top ten standings for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are:

1. Matt Kenseth – #17 Ford – 565 points
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – #88 Chevrolet – 561 points
3. Greg Biffle – #16 Ford – 548 points
4. Jimmie Johnson – #48 Chevrolet – 532 points
5. Denny Hamlin – #11 Toyota – 514 points
6. Kevin Harvick – #29 Chevrolet – 504 points
7. Martin Truex Jr. – #56 Toyota – 497
8. Tony Stewart – #14 Chevrolet – 491
9. Clint Bowyer – #15 Toyota – 481
10. Brad Keselowski – #2 Dodge – 458 points

The next 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup race will be the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 24 June at Sonoma, followed by the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky on June 30.

North American International Auto Show 2012

November 30, 2011 by  
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The North American International Auto Show 2012 will see members of the automotive community from around the world coming together to look at the latest technologies and developments. A number of new vehicles will be debuted. About 2,000 companies will be represented at the event, which is the ieal platform for networking and creating new connections. A highlight on 13 January is the highly prestigious Charity Preview. The Public Show, which begins on the 14th, will allow automotive fans to view some 500 vehicles.

Dates: 9 to 22 January 2012
Venue: Cobo Center
City: Detroit
State: Michigan
Country: United States of America

VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

March 21, 2011 by  
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series arrives at Michigan International Speedway in August with the VFW 200. Spectators can look forward to a thrilling race. The event is followed the next day by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400. This is a weekend not to be missed.

Date: 20 & 21 August June 2011
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
Location: Brooklyn
State: Michigan
Country: United States of America

Woodward Dream Cruise 2009

June 10, 2009 by  
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More than a million spectators arrive each year, to be witness to the Woodward Dream Cruise. The fifteenth annual event will be held on the 15th of August 2009 and approximately forty thousand participants are expected. Hot rods, exotic cars and classics can all be seen at this event and it is not to be missed by serious automotive enthusiasts. The vehicles are displayed on the sixteen mile stretch between Ferndale and Pontiac.

The Woodward Dream Cruise website will be able to answer any queries and supply additional information in regard to the event: http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/

Date: August 15, 2009
Venue: Various
City: Ferndale, Michigan
Country: United States of America

Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance 2009

June 10, 2009 by  
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On the 2nd of August 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance will be celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and is set to be a spectacular show with Ferrari’s, Bentleys and numerous exotic cars on display.

Visit the website at http://www.meadowbrookconcours.org/ for more information and exciting news about the show.

Date: August 2, 2009
Venue: Auburn Hills
City: Troy, Michigan
Country: United States of America

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