Found August 15, 2012 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News:
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With singer Kid Rock serving as grand marshal for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn, there are plenty of his lyrics that fit Jimmie Johnson’s recent run of hard luck at the 2-mile oval, and none are more appropriate than the opening line of the song My Name Is Kid Rock. “Faded fast, ran outta gas” seems to sum things up best. (Anyone familiar with the lyrical stylings of Kid Rock, a “Pure Michigan” native, it is about the only line appropriate for this preview!)Johnson hopes to turn around his string of frustrating finishes at the 2-mile Michigan oval as the series makes the season’s second and final visit to the track this weekend. He may have a little more confidence since claiming the top spot in the driver standings after Sunday’s third-place finish at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. He knows his modest one-point lead could use some padding, but Michigan has been a thorn in the side of Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team ...
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