The Cup Series return to the Irish hills of Michigan also marked the return of Jack Roush, injured in a plane crash, to the track as well as the resurgence of Richard Childress Racing.
NASCAR's Nationwide Series will be playing a major role this Friday in the Festival Of Speed at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
NASCAR recently announced they plan to make major changes to the Nationwide Series, citing costs as well as giving the Nationwide Series its own identity again.
Chase Austin made his 2010 Nationwide Series debut at Michigan last week.
Kevin Harvick won at Michigan, locked his place in the Chase, and has moved to within 20 bonus points of Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin when they reset things next month.
So, what did we learn at Michigan? Well, we learned why Kevin Harvick is so darned happy.
Danica Patrick completed her sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday in the Carfax 250 at Michigan international Speedway. Not surprising, she qualified at the rear of the field, starting 33rd. Her finish was another result that fans have come to expect, 27th place, 4 laps down.