The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Irish Hills for a full weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Saturday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 marks the first race of the weekend doubleheader, followed by Sunday afternoon’s Consumers Energy 400.
There are 39 cars are on the entry list for each race. All cars will start both events, barring any changes to the entry list.
The most notable change comes from Spire Motorsports, which renumbers its Chevrolet entry from No. 77 to No. 74. Reed Sorenson will be behind the wheel for both events. The change is to promote the Netflix NASCAR show The Crew, starring Kevin James. The car will be filmed for the show, which will release in 2021.
— Spire Motorsports (@SpireMotorsport) August 4, 2020
James Davison is set to make his fourth and fifth Cup starts, this time at the helm of Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 entry. He finished 30th in his team debut last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Garrett Smithley returns to Rick Ware Racing’s No. 53 after racing for Spire at Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire. Having bounced between the two teams for most of the season, his 10th start in the No. 53 will come Saturday at Michigan.
The 2020 Firekeepers Casino 400 is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 will take the green flag shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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