When you think of Michigan you think of Motor City and horsepower and American automotive might. Well travel about an hour and a half from the Motor City and you get to the Irish Hills region and a proving ground for that American automotive might; Michigan International Speedway. The quite, rolling, green, hills and villages are stirred awake twice a year as the Cup series ventures to the 2-mile track nestled in the Great Lake State. This track is known for its speed; it’s the fastest track outside of Daytona and Talladega that the Cup cars travel to on their schedule, and that much speed hasn’t been hampered much by the 2019 rules package that was in place in June.

You might think that it is a highly banked track because of the speeds that are produced, however, it’s just the opposite. The turns are banked at a modest 18 degrees and the front stretch is titled at 12 degrees while it is shaped in a D-shape for the layout. The layout was originally made so that each spectator would...