Nextel Cup has the afternoon all to themselves. And it's at Michigan, a green-racing-friendly track where you can't wait around for a caution...so you better know what you have going in. The Hendrick team is just about untouchable when it comes to setting a car up and getting it racey. With Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte back at the track and their drivers' (Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, respectively) flair for the dramatic, I'm going with a Hendrick one-two result with a guy who's due for a clean race and a good finish coming in third.
NASCAR-3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Kasey Kahne
[ETA: Thanks to the rain in Michigan, that prediction now carries over 'til Monday.]
[E-one more time-TA: Would you believe...TUESDAY? Bring a box brunch!]