June 16, 2018
Quicken Loans 400 (2012–2015)
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (2010–2011)
LifeLock 400 (2008–2009)
Michigan International Speedway
First race: 1969
Race Length: 400.00 miles
Track Length: 2. miles Distance: 400-mile-long (644 km)
The Fire Keepers Casino 400, formely Quicken Loans 400, is the beginning race for the Michigan International Speedway’s racing season and it is held every June. Formerly known as the Lifelock 400 and Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 among other names.
A four hundred mile race, the LifeLock 400 in Brooklyn, Michigan is one of the Midwest’s most attended racing events of the year. Root on the NASCAR driver of your choice for a day of heart-pounding racing in the Irish Hills of Michigan with LifeLock 400.
Less than an hour from Detroit, the capital of America’s automobile industry, Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the picturesque Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. The 2-mile oval, with 18-degree banking in its wide, fast turns, was designed by Charles Moneypenny, the same man who designed the oval at Daytona International Speedway. Lawrence LoPatin, a land developer from the Detroit area, was the driving force behind construction of the track. The facility cost between $4 million and $6 million and opened in October 1968 with a 250-mile race for Indy cars won by Ronnie Bucknum.
Michigan International Speedway’s inaugural NASCAR event was in June 1969. Cale Yarborough and Lee Roy Yarbrough battled side-by-side for most of the 150 laps that day. On the final lap, they traded paint in Turn 1 and Yarbrough brushed the wall. After drafting down the back straight, Yarbrough spun off the final turn and crashed 300 yards short of the finish line, giving Cale Yarborough the victory.
After scoring that first victory in Michigan International Speedway’s inaugural NASCAR event, Cale Yarborough came back and won seven more races there. David Pearson is the all-time leader with nine career Michigan victories. Bill Elliott won seven times here. Michigan International Speedway will always have a special place in Dale Jarrett’s heart, for it was here on Aug. 18, 1991, he scored his first career Cup series victory. That victory came in a car owned by the legendary Wood Brothers team, the operation that ranks first on the all-time list at Michigan International Speedway with 11 all-time victories.
Michigan International Speedway made its NASCAR Grand National debut on June 15, 1969. Cale Yarborough gave the field the “Mercury Blues” by taking the checkered flag.
2017 Fire Keepers Casino 400 Winner: Kyle Larson
2016 Fire Keepers Casino 400 Winner: Joey Logano
2015 Quicken Loans 400 Winner: Kurt Busch
2014 Quicken Loans 400 Winner
Jimmie Johnson won at Michigan International Speedway thanks to deft strategy and an ability to max his fuel mileage, Johnson was able to create distance between himself and second-place finisher Kevin Harvick.
2013 Quicken Loans 400 Winner
Greg Biffle wins the 2013 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He took the lead on a late restart and ran away from the field to win this NASCAR Race. Biffle led the pack to the restart on lap 173 and outran Martin Truex Jr. to stay out front. He led a race-best 48 laps.
2012 Quicken Loans 400 Winner
Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced to his first Sprint Cup victory in four years, ending a 143-race winless streak Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. His win came almost exactly four years to the day after his last trip to Victory Lane in a Cup race.
2011 Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 Winner
Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag at the NASCAR Sprint Cup 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. A clearly disappointed Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished today's race 21st, after hitting the wall following a cut down tire. Hamlin has been good but not quite good enough, according to his own perspective. He now has five Top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes and went from 12th to ninth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
2010 Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 Winner
Denny Hamlin held off Kasey Kahne and won his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race in two weeks when he dominated at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR race Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Michigan International Speedway for his second consecutive Sprint Cup victory. He has won five of the last ten races and will carry a valuable 50 points into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.
2009 Michigan Lifelock 400 Winner
Winner's prize: $189,125