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MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Sunday, August 16, 2009 on ESPN
CARFAX 400 Race Coverage on AmericaJR.com

PHOTOS: Discount Tire #6 NASCAR Showcar at Discount Tire in New Hudson

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #6 Discount Tire showcar rolled into the Discount Tire store in New Hudson, Mich. The showcar is expected to be there for a few more days. Erik Darnell drives the #6 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Look for the #6 car in the CARFAX 250 at MIS on August 15th! The showcar was parked in front of the store while the trailer was parked in back of the repair shop facing I-96.

Casey Mears visits Jackson in support of CARFAX 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears gets the opportunity to race in the sport’s top series each and every week as driver of the No. 07 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. However, in the beginning it all started at the go-kart track for Mears. Mears, who was in Jackson, Mich. in support of the Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, returned to the go-kart track on Thursday by competing against media and sponsors at Jackson Speedway.

Residents take advantage of 99-cent gas in Livonia

People in Michigan haven’t seen gas prices at 99 cents per gallon since the early 1990’s. However, with the help of CARFAX and Michigan International Speedway, a gallon of gas was less than a buck Thursday morning in Livonia, Mich. or three hours (6 to 9 a.m.) thousands of area residents took advantage of the promotion, which was held in support of the “Show Me the CARFAX Race Weekend,” which takes place at MIS with the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 on Saturday, August 15 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 on Sunday, August 16.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd to perform Miller Lite Rock N' Racing post-race concert on Aug. 15

American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform a Miller Lite Rock N' Racing post-race concert following the CARFAX 250 on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Michigan International Speedway. Shepherd will also serve as the grand marshal for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race earlier that day.

PHOTOS: Berringer #10 NASCAR Showcar at Busch's Food Market in Livonia

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #10 Berringer showcar rolled into the Busch's Food Market store in Livonia, Mich. David Reutimann drives the #10 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Look for the #10 car in the CARFAX 250 at MIS on August 15th! The showcar was parked in front of the store while the trailer was parked along Six Mile Road.

Chris Young to perform CARFAX 400 national anthem

Country music star and RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young will bring his distinct music style to the stage at Michigan International Speedway by performing the national anthem for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 on Sunday, August 16. Young is scheduled to perform during pre-race festivities beginning around 1:30 p.m. before the start of the CARFAX 400.

Carfax names grand marshals for race weekend at MIS

Carfax today named blues singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jordan and Jacob Vanderstel as grand marshals for the upcoming ‘Show Me the CARFAX Race Weekend’ at MIS. Shepherd will grand marshal the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 on Saturday, Aug. 15.

PHOTOS: Verizon Wireless #12 NASCAR Showcar at Verizon Wireless in Utica

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #12 Verizon Wireless showcar rolled into the Verizon Wireless store in Utica, Mich. Justin Allgaier drives the #12 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Look for the #12 car in the CARFAX 250 at MIS on August 15th! The showcar was parked in front of the store while the trailer was parked alongside the building.

PHOTOS: Subway #99 NASCAR Showcar at Subway in Brooklyn

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #99 Subway showcar rolled into the Subway store in Brooklyn, Mich. Carl Edwards drives the #99 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Look for the #99 car in a race later this season. The showcar was parked in front of the store while the trailer was parked alongside the building.

Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski wins the CARFAX 250 at MIS

It was a two-car race from the start between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch until Rochester Hills, Mich., native Brad Keselowski decided to make it three with one lap remaining in the NASCAR Nationwide CARFAX 250 at Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski, 25, led for only three laps, but the one that mattered was the last lap as he grabbed his third victory of the season in a wild, heated finish that led to some post-race verbal turbulence.

PHOTOS: CARFAX 250 Pre-Race Ceremonies, Race & Victory Celebrations

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the CARFAX 250 Race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Look for photos of the pre-race ceremonies, driver introductions, the race itself, cars in the pit lane, cars in the garage and the victory lane celebrations. You'll see Brad Keselowski as he celebrates his victory in the CARFAX 250 race.

LISTEN: Press Conference with NASCAR CARFAX 250 winner Brad Keselowski and crew chief Tony Eury Sr. (Listen in .WAV format)

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the CARFAX 250 Race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Listen to the press conference with race winner Brad Keselowski and his crew chief Tony Eury Sr. Both took questions from the media following the conclusion of the race.

PHOTOS: Cheerios #33 NASCAR Showcar at Wal-Mart in Adrian

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #33 Cheerios showcar rolled into the Wal-Mart store in Adrian, Mich. Clint Bowyer drives the #33 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Look for the #33 car in the CARFAX 400 at MIS. The showcar was parked in front of the store while the trailer was parked alongside the building.

PHOTOS: Roush Racing Open House and Autograph Session in Livonia

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there at the Roush Racing August Open House and Autograph Session in Livonia. RoushFenway owner Jack Roush appeared along with drivers Carl Edwards, Erik Darnell, Matt Kenseth along with Roush's daughter, Susan Roush-McClenaghan. Fans waited in line for hours to get autographs from their favorite drivers. Fans were also able to see the entire Roush collection in Livonia.

PHOTOS: Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs at Miller Lite Rock N' Racing Concert

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Kenny Wayne Shepherd performed at the Miller Lite Rock N' Racing concert following the CARFAX 250 race on Saturday. Toledo's Empire Drift opened the show at around 6 p.m. Shepherd came on later at around 7:30 p.m. and sang all his hit songs. Empire Drift passes out free copies of its latest album and signed them for fans.

Jeff Burton completes demolition of MIS infield pit suites and media center

On Sundays, Jeff Burton drives the #31 Caterpillar Chevy Impala for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last Wednesday, he came to Michigan International Speedway to drive a CAT excavator. He was in town to finish off the demolition of the infield pit suites and media center. (Videos and Photos included)

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