Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 | Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 15: Johanna Long, driver of the #70 Foretravel Chevrolet, sits in her car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)


I like Nationwide races at MIS. I've been to MIS countless times over the last 20 years and I can honestly say that the Nationwide (Busch) races have almost always have been good - some even better than the Cup races.

I do miss the 'whine' of those 6-cylynder engines these cars used to run though. I think I just dated myself - oh well.

Looking at the speed charts it is no surprise to see a Cup regular, Joey Logano, sitting at the top. Another thing I don't find surprising is seeing Danica Patrick sitting in the top 10 of the speed charts too, as she runs pretty well here. And if she doesn't get caught up in someone else's mess I expect to see her finishing in the top 5 when the race is all said and done.

Speaking of female drivers, Johanna Long is also in the top 20 on the speed charts too. I hope she has a good run.

For you Canadian fans you get a special 'get out of jail free card' if you forgot to set your DVR before going to the track today as TSN (Canada's sport leader in everything but motorports) isn't broadcasting the race until 10:00 pm tonight. Yep, you can go to the race, go out for supper, sit an hour at the border, get home, put on your PJ's, curl up on the couch and watch the race while trying to find yourself in the grandstands.

I'd like to say I'll see you in the comments for the race but since I'm forced to watch the race tonight after it is over I'll be staying away from the comment section until tomorrow I guess.

Starting line-up after the jump.

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet AdvoCare 190.376 37.820 Leader
2 88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet Clean Coal 189.708 37.953 -0.133
3 18 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 189.574 37.980 -0.160
4 30 James Buescher Chevrolet Amway / Gaddes Foundation 189.190 38.057 -0.237
5 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com / Kickstartamerica.us 188.793 38.137 -0.317
6 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 188.585 38.179 -0.359
7 33 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards 188.378 38.221 -0.401
8 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt 188.373 38.222 -0.402
9 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 188.354 38.226 -0.406
10 199 Kenny Wallace Toyota Family Farmers 188.102 38.277 -0.457
11 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Alliance Truck Parts 188.083 38.281 -0.461
12 38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet Great Clips 187.847 38.329 -0.509
13 20 Michael McDowell Toyota Pizza Ranch 187.607 38.378 -0.558
14 70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet Foretravel Motorcoach 187.593 38.381 -0.561
15 54 Kurt Busch Toyota Monster Energy 187.539 38.392 -0.572
16 44 Mike Bliss Toyota Bandit Chippers 187.402 38.420 -0.600
17 11 Brian Scott Toyota Dollar General 187.315 38.438 -0.618
18 43 Michael Annett Ford Pilot Flying J 187.100 38.482 -0.662
19 81 Jason Bowles* Toyota American Majority 186.877 38.528 -0.708
20 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Roush Fenway Racing 186.582 38.589 -0.769
21 23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 186.369 38.633 -0.813
22 14 Jeff Green Toyota Hefty / Reynolds Wrap 186.297 38.648 -0.828
23 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 185.433 38.828 -1.008
24 39 Josh Richards Ford NSW Kids 185.404 38.834 -1.014
25 10 Kevin Lepage Toyota TriStar Motorsports 185.223 38.872 -1.052
26 42 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 185.123 38.893 -1.073
27 40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com 185.085 38.901 -1.081
28 19 Tayler Malsam Toyota G-Oil / Ryobi 185.033 38.912 -1.092
29 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 184.478 39.029 -1.209
30 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Tradebank / Carl Ent 184.285 39.070 -1.250
31 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Diamond Pistons 183.734 39.187 -1.367
32 41 Timmy Hill Ford Poynt.com 182.848 39.377 -1.557
33 4 Danny Efland Chevrolet Tradebank 182.085 39.542 -1.722
34 15 Blake Koch Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 181.383 39.695 -1.875
35 50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Hantz Bank / Gulf Coast Loss Prevention 181.273 39.719 -1.899
36 108 Tony Raines Ford Black Cat Fireworks 181.128 39.751 -1.931
37 124 Angela Cope Chevrolet Dillon Manufacturing / United Mobile Auctions 180.650 39.856 -2.036
38 175 Scott Riggs Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 180.040 39.991 -2.171
39 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet MorganShepherd.com 179.216 40.175 -2.355
40 47 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 178.439 40.350 -2.530
41 171 Michael Guerity Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 178.112 40.424 -2.604
42 52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet Victory Precision Valves 176.018 40.905 -3.085
43 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink - - -
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