If you liked the long green-flag runs and fuel mileage strategy of last week's race at Pocono, then you're likely in for a treat this weekend. Sunday marks the first of two races at Michigan International Speedway this summer. That's not to say we are in for a long, boring afternoon on Sunday. Michigan's wide turns will allow for plenty of side-by-side racing, which should be enhanced by the new double-file restart rule that made its debut last weekend at Pocono.
But Michigan does have a reputation for long green-flag runs and few cautions, which will test even the best crew chiefs and give their calculators a good workout. Green flag stops will also test the drivers as they make their way onto the long pit road coming off the track where they are running high speeds and have to resist the urge to speed.
So which drivers will help you score the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in the Irish Hills of Michigan this Sunday? Read on to find out this week's favorites, sleepers and longshots.