Matt Kenseth – Michigan has been a great track for Matt Kenseth, but keep in mind he’s in the #6. This year we’ve seen him drive this car in two races at intermediate tracks and both races were pretty forgettable. He crashed at Kansas (36th), and at Charlotte he finished 17th and had a 22nd place average running position. On Sunday I would look for him to be a high-teens driver. Last summer at MIS, Kenseth had a good car but finished a misleading 24th. In the race he finished 7th in Stage #1 and then during Stage #2 on lap 110 while he was running in 4th he was caught speeding on pit road. He wasn’t able to bounce back from that. In the three Michigan races prior to that he had results of 11th, 13th and 14th.
Kasey Kahne – This year at intermediate tracks, Kasey Kahne has been a high-teens to low-twenties driver. At Michigan I would look for that to be the case again. Auto Club Speedway is the most similar track visited this year and at that venue Kahne finished 24th and had a 23rd place average running position. At Michigan in 4 of the last 6 races Kasey Kahne has finished in the mid-teens. Last summer Kahne started in the rear of the field but was caught up in a wreck on lap 139 while running around the high-teens. Performance wise I think he might’ve been mid-teens good. Last spring he finished a lack luster 21st. His average running position was 15th. Performance wise I would say he was really a mid to high-teens driver. In the five Michigan races prior to that he was consistent and finished between 13th to 16th. In 2016 he had results of 13th and 14th.