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Hamlin fastest in rain-shortened practice 08-27-2016
Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 with a speed of 197.878 mph. Hamlin qualified third so there was not much concern about his overall speed. However, he was only 11th-fast in practice one and 17th in the second session.
Denny Hamlin spins in final MI practice 08-27-2016
Denny Hamlin
With 34 minutes remaining in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400, Denny Hamlin spun off turn four and damaged his Toyota slightly in the grass. He will probably not need to go to a backup. Hamlin had the fastest single lap in this practice session with a speed of 197.878 mph. The new low down force package is going to play havoc with drivers in race trim and this was a great example of why.
Townley on pole for Careers for Veterans 200 08-27-2016
John Wes Townley
John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation with a lap of 183.697 mph. This is his second pole in 104 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races. It is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in four races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Matt Crafton (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2016 and his eighth in 15 races at MIS. William Byron (third) posted his 11th top-10 start in 14 races this season.
Tony Stewart fastest in Sat a.m. MI practice 08-27-2016
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart posted the fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice for the Pure Michigan 400. His top speed of 202.122 mph was the first time this week cars went over 202 in a timed session. The track was cool and had a lot of grip, but the conditions were not a good indication of what drivers will challenge on Sunday. Still, racers all faced the same conditions and Stewart's speed is a positive for his handicap.