Originally created 06/17/04

NASCAR spotlight



BROOKLYN, Mich. - Car owner Ray Evernham watched Kasey Kahne's chances to win at Dover, Del., two weeks ago end when his car spun in oil and crashed with 18 laps to go. Last week at Pocono, Pa., he watched Jeremy Mayfield finish second. Evernham talked about the progress of his two race teams and what he expects the rest of the season.

DHL 400

(RACE NO. 15 OF 36)

WHERE: Michigan International Speedway at Brooklyn, Mich.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

TRACK DIMENSIONS: 2-mile tri-oval with 18-degree banking in the corners.

BROADCAST: Television - FOX-Ch. 54 at 1 p.m.; Radio - Mo-tor Racing Network at 1 p.m.

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying: 191.149 mph by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Aug. 18, 2000; Race: 173.997 mph by Dale Jarrett on June 13, 1999.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Kurt Busch

Date Race Winner/Track

FEB. 15Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

FEB. 22Subway 400 Matt Kenseth

MARCH 7UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Matt Kenseth

MARCH 14Golden Corral 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MARCH 21Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Jimmie Johnson

MARCH 28Food City 500Kurt Busch

APRIL 4Samsung/RadioShack 500 Elliot Sadler

APRIL 18Advance Auto Parts 500 Rusty Wallace

APRIL 25Aaron's 499Jeff Gordon

MAY 2Auto Club 500Jeff Gordon

MAY 15Chevrolet American Revolution 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MAY 22NASCAR Nextel All-Star ChallengeMatt Kenseth

MAY 30Coca-Cola 600Jimmie Johnson

JUNE 6MBNA America 400Mark Martin

JUNE 13Pocono 500Jimmie Johnson

JUNE 20Sirius 400Brooklyn, Mich., (FOX)

JUNE 27Dodge/Save Mart 350Sonoma, Calif., (FOX)

JULY 3Pepsi 400Daytona, Fla., (FOX)

JULY 11Tropicana 400Chicago, (NBC)

DATE RACE WINNER/TRACK

JULY 25New England 300 Loudon, N.H., (TNT)

AUG. 1Pennsylvania 500Long Pond, Pa., (TNT)

AUG. 8Brickyard 400Indianapolis, (NBC)

AUG. 15Sirius at the GlenWatkins Glen, N.Y., (TNT)

AUG. 22GFS Marketplace 400Brooklyn, Mich., (TNT)

AUG. 28Sharpie 500Bristol, Tenn., (TNT)

SEPT. 5Pop Secret 500Fontana, Calif., (NBC)

SEPT. 11Chevy Monte Carlo 400Richmond, Va., (TNT)

SEPT. 19Sylvania 300Loudon, N.H., (TNT)

SEPT. 26MBNA America 400Dover, Del., (TNT)

OCT. 3EASports 500Talladega, Ala., (NBC)

OCT. 10Banquet 400Kansas City, Kan., (NBC)

OCT. 16UAW-GM Quality 500Concord, N.C., (NBC)

OCT. 24Subway 500Martinsville, Va., (NBC)

OCT. 31Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Atlanta, (NBC)

NOV. 7Checker Auto Parts 500Phoenix, (NBC)

NOV. 14Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington, S.C., (NBC)

NOV. 21Ford 400Homestead, Fla., (NBC)