Notes from TNT’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Summer Series Coverage – Sunday, June 16, 2013

NASCAR-on-TNTNotes from TNT’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Summer Series Coverage – Sunday, June 16, 2013

Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway

TNT will continue its NASCAR Sprint Cup Summer Series coverage on June 23 at 3 p.m. ET

with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway

TNT’s Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book will precede race coverage at 2 p.m.

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Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book

Adam Alexander (host), Kyle Petty (analyst), Wally Dallenbach (analyst) and Larry McReynolds (analyst)

TNT pit reporter Chris Neville interviewed No. 48 Jimmie Johnson on being winless in his career at Michigan: “The incentive is always there. We’ve knocked on the door a few times. I think we’ve got a top two or three car.”

Dallenbach on Michigan International Speedway: “This is a race track…where you go where the race car tells you to go.”

McReynolds on Michigan International Speedway: “If you can run high that means you can keep that momentum coming off the corner and carry that speed down those long straightaways.”

Petty on Michigan International Speedway: “You go where the car wants to go.”

No. 55 Mark Martin on driving today at Michigan International Speedway: “It will be tough in the beginning. It’s going to be really challenging the first third or half of the race.”

Dallenbach on what driver is making forward progress each week: “Greg Biffle is definitely on the move.”

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TNT NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing: Quicken Loans 400

Adam Alexander (host), Wally Dallenbach (analyst), Kyle Petty (analyst), pit reporters Chris Neville, Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider, Matt Yocum

Dallenbach on No. 5 car Kasey Kahne before he crashed: “Kahne’s car doesn’t start out great but he does get better.”

Petty on No. 5 car Kasey Kahne before he crashed: “That No. 5 car is going to be a factor today.”

McReynolds on whether the teams should change two or four tires: “Four new tires almost slows you down. There is no wear on these tires.”

No. 5 Kasey Kahne was interviewed after crashing out of the race: “I had no indication [the car had a problem]…I knew it was going to be a battle today. I felt really good today.”

Petty on No. 48 Jimmie Johnson today: “What Jimmie is doing out there is impressive. It is amazing to watch the No. 48.”

No. 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. interviewed after a faulty engine forced him out of the race: “That car was flying at the end. I hate to have engine troubles. We’ll get them next week.”

Sheheen on No. 16 Greg Biffle: “Greg Biffle, in the lead, would sure like to bring home Ford’s 1,000th win in NASCAR competition.”

Petty on No. 20 Matt Kenseth dropping from third position to 13th position after a restart during the last 25 laps: “When you lose that track position in the last portion of the race, you just can’t make it up.”

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TNT NASCAR Summer Series – Post-race Remarks

TNT’s Matt Yocum interviewed the winner of the Quicken Loans 400 – Greg Biffle


Biffle: “We knew the No. 48 [Jimmie Johnson] was really fast. I was really worried about the 48 but once this thing got into clean air, it was all over.”

TNT’s Marty Snider interviewed Kevin Harvick

Harvick: “I didn’t really wake up this morning even thinking we would run in the top 10. Everybody did a good job today.”

TNT’s Sheheen interviewed Tony Stewart

Stewart: “We haven’t had much luck. We had some breaks go our way [today to finish fifth].”

TNT’s Chris Neville interviewed Jimmie Johnson

Johnson: “We had a great race car. We struggled with maintaining track position.”

TNT’s Snider interviewed Kyle Busch

Busch: “We made a lot of big swings at it today.”

TNT’s Sheheen interviewed Martin Truex, Jr.

Truex: “The longer we ran, the better we got. Once you get behind it’s harder to make passes.”

TNT’s Neville interviewed Brad Keselowski

Keselowski: “We came up about a half lap short. [We had a] decent run today.”



  1. George Minor says

    why so many commercials? Fans that are at home want to see the race not commercials. And can something be done with the announcers when they are talking as a person has to turn down the volumne when they are making comments. It is like they have their microphones set up wrong

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