The 40 Week Monster Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 race at Michigan Int’l Speedway started with Kevin Rupert capturing the pole and Mike Franklin #25 Folgers Chevy recording the fastest lap of the race. Bobby McCormick gained 10 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Mike Franklin led the most laps with 43, going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in no cautions with 10 lead changes and there was no disqualifications with 1 disconnect in a 21 car field ending with Mike Franklin capturing his 64th win of the season with Pat Milligan finishing 2nd, Kevin Rupert 3rd and Joel Kilburn capturing 4th.

This week the Monster Cup Series moves to the Bass Pro Shops/NRA 500 race at Bristol Motor Speedway with the current points leader Mike Franklin looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?

We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.

In the Cup Series point championship, Mike Schrader in 2nd, Joel Kilburn 3rd and Brian Glass 4th and Kenny Kulikowski 5th place.

The Bristol race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.

August 13, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader