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Thousands Cheer On NASCAR Races

BROOKLYN, Mich. (WLNS) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with Greg Biggle grabbing the coveted "Quicken Loans 400" title.

No matter the distance, die-hard NASCAR fans made the trek, proving their support, and love of the sport, by cheering on the 44th annual race.

"The fans are all the same, year after year," said fan Shane Dye.

This year organizers expected over 100,000 fans. Some, who follow NASCAR across the country.

"I love NASCAR. I have to follow them around. I have to hang with it," said Michael Dixon, a fan from Kentucky.

Dixon has been Talladega, Daytona, Indy and now checks Brooklyn off his list.

"I'm getting ready to enjoy the race," he said.

Fan Jim Bivens comes to the Michigan International Speedway every year with this two sons.

"It's excellent, absolutely excellent. It's an excellent track," Bivens said.

The race brought more than just fast cars, thousands came to Brooklyn to enjoy the festivities.

"The party, the parking lot, the campgrounds, it's all fantastic," said Dye. "The fans, they come alive."

Fans, who NASCAR can thank, for making it the second most popular sport in America.

If you missed this weekend's race, NASCAR will be back in Brooklyn this August, for the Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400.

For race results, visit NASCAR's website.

For more information on the Michigan International Speedway, visit the organization's website.

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