FireKeepers 400 Casino Grand Prix at Michigan International Speedway

After 22 action-packed weekends of racing the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, the series is heading to Michigan for another thriller with FireKeepers Casino 400.

Sunday’s race is expected to be exciting and uncertain as the next generation car will make its debut at the Michigan International Speedway. All drivers who take the net in Sunday’s Cup race will race to win the two-mile track race.

The action can be enjoyed live on USA Network, the NBC Sports app, and MRN, and will be broadcast live on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 3:00 PM ET.

Besides the drive to win the race, drivers will be competing this weekend with a financial incentive as well, which will motivate them to finish the race higher. This year, the Michigan Cup Series race boasts a prize pool of $7,125,085, and the Xfinity Series will reward drivers with $1,269,941.

On Twitter, motorsport journalist Bob Bocras revealed the prize money to be taken over in Michigan via the Cup Series and Xfinity Series, writing:

Michigan Payments (including all payments, all positions, pay-per-race for charter teams, including three-year performance payments, year-end points payment contribution from this event, emergency prizes for Xfinity, etc.): Trophy: 7 Xfinity: $1,269,941″

Michigan Payments (includes all payments, all positions, pay-per-race for charter teams including three-year performance payments, year-end points payment contribution from this event, emergency prizes for Xfinity, etc.): Trophy: 7,125,085 Xfinity: $1,269,941

On August 6, 2022, the Michigan Cup Series will begin with practice at 12:35 PM ET, followed by qualification on the same day at 1:20 PM ET. Both training and qualifying races will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports app.


Which NASCAR driver is the favorite to win the Michigan International Speedway?

Heading to Michigan International Speedway, four-time winner of the season and current points table leader Chase Elliott takes the top spot on the board as the favorite. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has +600 odds of winning Sunday’s race, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

Food City Dirt Race winner Kyle Busch had the second-highest betting odds of +650, followed by Kyle Larson at +700, Denny Hamlin at +750, and Ross Chastain at +900 in the top five betting odds for Sunday’s race.

With four races left in the regular season and two places left in the playoffs, it will be interesting to see which driver doesn’t win and who gets the remaining places in the playoffs.

Watch the NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway on August 7, 2022.


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