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Sunday, August 19, 2012 on ESPN

 
Pure Michigan 400 and VFW 200 Race Coverage on AmericaJR.com

Pure Michigan 400 qualifying moved to Friday, Aug. 17

Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway has been moved to Friday, August 17. Gatorade Pole Day is set for Aug. 17, a switch from previously published Saturday, Aug. 18. In addition to NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at 4:10 p.m., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series will practice that day. And fans won’t want to miss out.

Two bands headline Budweiser Acceleration Concert at MIS

A huge lineup of talent headlined by The Romantics and Fuel is planned for the Budweiser Acceleration Concert at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 18. Detroit’s own The Romantics will headline the always popular and free post-race concert in Lot 10. The concert will begin shortly after the VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The concert is free for anyone with a VFW 200 race ticket.

Kid Rock to serve as Pure Michigan 400 Grand Marshal

Rock and Roll is coming to Michigan International Speedway, the fastest track in NASCAR. Recording artist, and Michigan resident, Kid Rock has been named this year’s Pure Michigan 400 Grand Marshal. Known for his award-winning music and philanthropic efforts, Kid Rock will say the most famous words in racing, “Gentlemen, start your engines,” in his role as the grand marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 on August 19.

West Coast Customs and Geek Squad design Edwards' car

The world famous West Coast Customs (WCC), renown vehicle customizers and producers of the hit vehicle-build reality TV show Inside West Coast Customs, has partnered with Best Buy’s Geek Squad to develop Carl Edwards’ No. 99 race car design for the NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 race. Ryan Friedlinghaus, a NASCAR fan, was excited when long-time partner Geek Squad approached the WCC team on designing a car for this race.

PHOTOS: August Open House at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, MI

AmericaJR.com's Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, Mich. on Thursday evening. The August Open House featured special appearances and autograph signings by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. In addition, team owner Jack Roush and his daughter, Susan Roush-McClenaghan also signed autographs. Special guest Ryan Friedlinghaus, Owner of West Coast Customs, was also on hand. Other activities included a car cruise-in, WRIF LIVE Broadcast, RPP Tours, drag race simulator, door prize drawings, and an engine build competition.

Nelson Piquet Jr. wins 2012 VFW 200 race at MIS By Gloria Rzucidlo

Nelson Piquet Jr. won the 13th Annual VFW 200, his first victory in 42 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Piquet is the fifth first-time winner of the 2012 season. He is the first Brazilian driver to win in NCWTS. Piquet is also the second driver born outside of the United States to win a truck series race. The first was a Canadian named Ron Fellows who won two NCWTS wins. Piquet is the son of a three-time Formula One champion.

PHOTOS: VFW 200 Pre-Race Ceremony, Race and Press Conference

AmericaJR.com's Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the VFW 200 NASCAR Truck Series Race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 18. Look for photos of the pre-race ceremonies, driver introductions, the race itself, cars in the pit lane, cars in the garage and the press conference thereafter. You'll see Nelson Piquet Jr. as he talks about his big victory. In addition, you'll see photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session.

PHOTOS: Ionia performs at Budweiser Acceleration Concert

AmericaJR.com's Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the VFW 200 NASCAR Truck Series Race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 18. Minutes after the race was completed, the Budweiser Acceleration Concert kicked off in the grassy area near Lot 10. Ionia was one of the four bands that performed that evening. The concert was free for anyone with a VFW 200 race ticket. Ionia is a dynamic melodic rock band hailing from New York City comprised of five socially and economically conscious musicians who are dedicated to their craft and determined to bring their sound to the masses.

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