NASCAR race at Michigan live updates: FireKeepers Casino 400


Bubba Wallace drives during NASCAR Cup Series auto race qualifying at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug.  6, 2022. Wallace won the pole position.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bubba Wallace drives during NASCAR Cup Series auto race qualifying at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Wallace won the pole position. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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The final month of regular-season Cup Series racing is here.

The FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway will have its green flag drop just past 3 pm and will mark a return to an oval after two trips to treacherous tracks — the “tricky triangle” at Pocono and the 14-turn course at Indy.

This is the fourth-to-last race before the 16-driver field playoffs begin. Fourteen drivers have already notched a win on the season. Will a new one do so today?

The 200-lap track has its three stages ending in Lap 45, Lap 120 and Lap 200.

Live updates will be posted in the section below and will be published frequently during the race. Refresh this page for the latest news. Full results will be posted after the race.

Live updates at Michigan International Speedway

2:10 p.m.: Saturday marked the Cup race’s qualifying, yes, but it also saw Ty Gibbs notch his fifth Xfinity Series win of 2022. The 19-year-old will be competing in Kurt Busch’s No. 45 car for a third straight week as Busch recovers from concussion-like symptoms. He’ll begin in the No. 11 position.

Who took the pole?

Bubba Wallace notched his first career pole Saturday afternoon. The next two drivers will also be driving Toyotas — Christopher Bell will start alongside Wallace, and Kyle Busch will start from the No. 3 spots.

How to watch NASCAR race at Michigan

  • Race: FireKeepers Casino 400
  • Distance: 400 miles, 200 laps
  • Where: Michigan International Speedway
  • When: 3 p.m
  • TV: USA Network
  • Radio: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio
  • Purse: $7,125,085

Starting lineup: FireKeepers Casino 400

Order Driver Car no.
1 Bubba Wallace 23
2 Christopher Bell 20
3 Kyle Busch 18
4 Joey Logano 22
5 Austin Cindric 2
6 Tyler Reddick 8
7 Martin Truex Jr. 19
8 Kyle Larson 5
9 Denny Hamlin 11
10 Eric Jones 43
11 Shut up Gibbs 45
12 Noah Gragson 16
13 Chase Elliott 9
14 Michael McDowell 34
15 Daniel Suarez 99
16 Kevin Harvick 4
17 Cole Custer 41
18 Aric Almirola 10
19

Chris Buescher

17
20 William Byron 24
21 Justin Haley 31
22 Ross Chastain 1
23 Chase Briscoe 14
24 Ryan Blaney 12
25 Shut up Dillon 42
26 Austin Dillon 3
27 Harrison Burton 21
28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47
29 JJ Yeley 15
30 Alex Bowman 48
31 Austin Hill 33
32 Corey LaJoie 7
33 Brad Keselowski 6
34 Cody Ware 51
35 Josh Bilicki 77
36 BJ McLeod 78
37 Todd Gilliland 38

Alex Zietlow writes about NASCAR, Charlotte FC and the ways in which sports intersect with life in the Charlotte area for The Observer, where he has been a reporter since August 2022. Zietlow has won nine SC Press Association awards in his career, including First Place finishes in Feature Writing and Sports Enterprise Writing. He also received two Top-10 awards in the 2021 APSE writing contest and was nominated for the 2022 US Basketball Writers Association’s Rising Star award back when he wrote for The Rock Hill Herald from 2019-22.

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