Michigan, Road America NASCAR Race Review on Fan4Racing Radio

Michigan, Road America NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and our Fan4Racing crew!

Our Guest in this episode is…

Blaine Perkins

ARCA Menards Series West driver with Sunrise Ford Racing at 8:40 pm ET.

This episode centers around Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup doubleheader, Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, and ARCA Menards Series, along with the Xfinity Series at Road America. We’ll also review the ARCA West doubleheader at Evergreen Speedway and Douglas County Speedway. We’ll also update the ARCA East with post-race audio as time allows.

  • First, we review the ARCA West double-header in Evergreen and Douglas County with our guest, Blaine Perkins joining the conversation after sweeping the weekend races. 
  • Then, we review the ARCA Menards Series and Truck Series at Michigan.
  • Then, we review the Xfinity Series at Road America and the Cup Series doubleheader at Michigan.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Harvick Sweeps Michigan Doubleheader as a Championship Favorite

Harvick sweeps Michigan doubleheader in the NASCAR Cup Series, FireKeepers Casino 400/ Consumers Energy 400 to make history with back-to-back victories on consecutive days.

Kevin Harvick Wins FireKeepers Casino 400

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 08, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Harvick sweeps Michigan doubleheader in the NASCAR Cup Series, FireKeepers Casino 400/ Consumers Energy 400 as a championship favorite with back-to-back victories on consecutive days.

With the regular season winding down, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan for a double-header weekend. Multiple teams are currently sitting on the bubble and looking for an opportunity to race their way into the playoffs. Michigan International Speedway is most likely the best opportunity for these teams to take care of business. With high speeds and long sweeping corners, this track always hosts action-packed races.

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Kevin Harvick Sweeps Michigan for Sixth Win of the Season

Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday afternoon for his sixth win of the season.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 09, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday afternoon for his sixth win of the season.

The victory in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway gave Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team a weekend race sweep and a whole lot of momentum as the NASCAR Cup Series closes out its regular-season schedule at the end of this month.

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Riley Herbst Earns Victory at Michigan to End Drought

Riley Herbst earns victory in the ARCA Menards Series, VizCom 200 on Sunday, August 9th at Michigan International Speedway, ending a three-year drought.
Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota, celebrates his win of the VizCom 200 for the ARCA Menards Series on August 9, 2020 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo – Allison Farrand/ARCA Racing

Riley Herbst earns victory in the ARCA Menards Series, VizCom 200 on Sunday, August 9th at Michigan International Speedway, ending a three-year drought.

 It had been a while since Riley Herbst had been to Victory Lane.

The 21-year-old from Las Vegas felt it was way too long, and Sunday he was able to rectify that. Herbst’s No 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota led the final 33 laps in winning the VizCom 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Blaine Perkins Sweeps Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Blaine Perkins sweeps weekend in the Pacific Northwest with another victory in the ARCA West, ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday at Douglas County Speedway.
Blaine Perkins, driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Four Star Fruit/Lucas Oil Ford celebrates winning the ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 150 for the ARCA Menards Series West on August 8, 2020 at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon. Photo – Benjamin Green/ARCA Racing

Blaine Perkins sweeps weekend in the Pacific Northwest with another victory in the ARCA West, ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday at Douglas County Speedway.

The only thing that Blaine Perkins failed to accomplish in his weekend trip to the Pacific Northwest was winning the General Tire Pole Award Saturday evening.

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Kevin Harvick’s Victory at Michigan Continues an Impressive Season

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Apple Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 08, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kevin Harvick’s victory at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, Firekeepers Casino 400 continues an impressive season.

The NASCAR Cup Series field saw red most of Saturday afternoon – Kevin Harvick’s red-colored No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, which dominated the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway – resulting in Harvick’s third Michigan win in the last four races and his fifth victory of the season.

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Austin Cindric Wins Again for his Fourth Victory

Austin Cindric wins again in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 on Saturday at Road America for the fourth victory in his last five starts.
ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Austin Cindric, driver of the No. 22 Menards/Richmond Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 at Road America on August 08, 2020, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Austin Cindric wins again in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 on Saturday at Road America for the fourth victory in his last five starts.

Earning the victory in Saturday’s Henry 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the historic four-mile Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisc., Austin Cindric was able to hold off traffic on numerous restarts. It was an elongated afternoon of competition that included wet and dry conditions and 13 dramatic lead changes.

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Blaine Perkins’ Perfect Day Ends with a Victory

Blaine Perkins' perfect day in the ARCA Menards Series West, ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 100 on Friday, August 7th at Evergreen Speedway ends with a victory.
Blaine Perkins, driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Four Star Fruit Ford, in Victory Lane after winning the ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 100 for the ARCA Menards Series West at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington on August 7, 2020. Photo – Lindsey Wasson/ARCA Racing

Blaine Perkins’ perfect day in the ARCA Menards Series West, ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 100 on Friday, August 7th at Evergreen Speedway ends with a victory.

Topping the chart in qualifying on Friday by just 0.002 seconds over his Sunrise Ford teammate Trevor Huddleston, Perkins won the General Tire Pole Award. As it turns out, that was as close as anyone could get to the 20-year-old from Bakersfield, California.

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Zane Smith’s Thrilling Victory in NASCAR Truck Series at Michigan

Zane Smith's thrilling victory in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was his first series win.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 07: Zane Smith, driver of the No. 21 Bay Mountain Aire Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 07, 2020, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Zane Smith’s thrilling victory in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was his first series win.

Making a last-lap pass in double overtime Zane Smith was able to earn his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory Friday night in the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

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