The Pure Michigan 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race being held annually at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan since 1969. However, during the 1973 season it was not held after Roger Penske replaced the race with a Champ car event. The inaugural event was scheduled to be 600 miles, but was shortened because of inclement weather. Afterward, the race distance was changed to 400 miles. The event has had numerous companies sponsor the race, including Pepsi and Carfax.
Overall, 26 different drivers have won the race, with David Pearson holding the record for most victories in the race with five. Pearson won the inaugural event, which was shortened from 600 miles to 330 miles because of rain. Bill Elliott has the record for most consecutive victories, winning three from 1985 to 1987. Ford has the most manufacturers' wins with 16. Greg Biffle is the most recent winner of the race, winning the event in 2012.
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