BROOKLYN, Mich. - This weekend the four-team Hendrick Motorsports contingent will make the journey to the Irish Hills to race at Michigan International Speedway, where the organization is one top-10 finish away from a triple-digit total.
- At Michigan, Hendrick Motorsports has collected eight wins, 11 pole positions, 52 top-five finishes and 99 top-10s along with 2,491 laps led. On Sunday, the two-mile oval could become the seventh track where the organization has collected 100 or more top-10s.
- Chase Elliott, who has one victory under his belt this season, boasts the best average finish (5.3) of all time at Michigan. The NAPA AUTO PARTS-sponsored driver has finished inside the top 10 in all six of his career NASCAR Cup Series starts there, which ties him for the series' longest streak of starts before a finish outside the top 10. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native has collected three top-five finishes – all of which were runner-up results – and averages a starting position of 10.7 at the track.
- William Byron will return to Michigan for the third time in his Cup Series career this weekend with a Hendrick Autoguard paint scheme on his No. 24 Chevrolet. Looking to continue to improve off his previous starts, the driver posted personal track bests in the rain-shortened event last June, when he started 14th and finished 13th. If Byron were to win the race, it would be his first Cup win and his first top-five finish.
- Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, whose crew chief Kevin Meendering hails from nearby Grand Rapids, has had some exciting finishes at Michigan International Speedway. Over the years, the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver has led 700 laps at the Brooklyn-based track. After a few close calls and near misses, he scored his first and only win at Michigan on June 15, 2014, leading 39 laps en route to the checkered flag.
- Last spring, Alex Bowman began the Michigan race in 21st and finished in 16th after the event was cut short. He has completed 92.5 percent of the total laps run in his seven starts. His best finish at the track came in 2012 after he qualified third in the ARCA Series and finished second. If Bowman were to win this weekend in his No. 88 Nationwide Chevy Camaro, it would be his first Cup win.
Be sure to catch Hendrick Motorsports in action this weekend as its teams take on Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.