Ah, it's that time of the season for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and team, as they hit up the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway for Sunday's Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400.

A regular fixture on the Cup circuit since 1969, this weekend's race is considered a home battle for most manufacturers, as drivers will duke it out for pride, points, and money.

In the track's 83-race history, Michigan has played host to some of the most competitive and closest duels to the line.

Remember Dale Jarrett's photo finish victory over the late Davey Allison in August 18, 1991?

Those two Fords locked wheels, trading paint, virtually running side-by-side to the stripe for a full-lap before Jarrett nosed out the popular second-generation racer for the win.

Or how about Jeff Gordon's last-lap pass win over Ricky Rudd during the June 10, 2001 race, which marked Rick Hendrick's 100th victory in the NASCAR Cup ranks?

Whatever your racing memory is with this famed track situated in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI, Sunday's race might be the best one yet at this smooth, wide track.

As always, handling is key when getting around this fast speedway, as a car leaning towards neutral will usually allow a driver to truly make the most of their race.

Horsepower is very essential as well, as you'll need a fast pony or two (or try 750-800 HP) to contend with the Hendrick, Roush-Fenway, Childress, and Gibbs cars all race long.

However, this comes with a bit of a caveat, which would be fuel mileage.

Last Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway didn't come down to this particular aspect, but for some fans who may not like this type of racing, unfortunately, it comes back.

Michigan is notorious with having races decided by fuel mileage. Think of how Mark Martin lost the spring race in 1993, allowing Ricky Rudd to take the checkered flag.

Then there's five-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, who has lost three chances to capture the checkered flag at Michigan in the past four years - all because of fuel mileage.

It'll surely be a wide-open race, especially with Chase seeds still on the line for the next 13 weeks. Certainly, the usual suspects will make their case for the win, but then there's hungry racers like Brad Keselowski, A.J. Allmendinger, and Juan Pablo Montoya who'll roll the dice to nab a wild card spot.

So you're probably wondering, "Who should I pick for this Sunday's race at Michigan?"

Well, you've come ot the right place. Dust off your shoes, grab a glass of water or a can of soda, and check out this weekend's edition of "Going Green: Five Faces To Follow For Sunday's Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway!"

Just don't double dip your nacho or chips while reading this article. George Costanza might be a bit upset with you at any point during the slide show.