Kevin Harvick Cut a no-win streak from 65 races, and stick to it to win a race FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday to go to the NASCAR playoff berth site.
The drivers put it all on the line in the 200-lap and 400-mile race for a chance to win the Michigan Heritage Cup as a NASCAR Cup Series His schedule began in August with a return to Brooklyn, Michigan.
Here are the highlights from the Michigan International Speedway:
Sunrise, blue sky
After a rain delay halted work for more than an hour, drivers finally got a call to start their engines, thanks to some impromptu handwork from a batch of dryers.
And they are racing!
Bubba Wallace took the lead early on with the drivers kicking off.
I did for today
Kyle Busch and Austin Cendrick head to the garage after a massive multi-car crash that left several drivers — including Eric Almerola and JJ Yelly — engulfed in smoke.
“Infinity” is the word Bush used to describe his level of frustration on a scale of 1 to 10.
There’s something so quiet about the sound a speeding car makes when it jumps at top speed, and Denny Hamlin almost broke the odometer (we’re just kidding) when he hit 202 mph in a pistol. Hamlin sat sixth on lap 55.
Ross Chastain drove past the first stage.
In the second stage, Hamlin sprinted smoothly on lap 80, ahead on the outside of the track as the two swerved around a turn.
Things took a turn for the worse for Chastain, who was forced to take a penalty after some trouble.
The yellow flag appeared on lap 98, after Cole Caster’s #41 blew a front tire that caught fire. Fortunately, Custer was able to escape before he suffered any damage.
Back and forth
Harvick, Bell, Hamlin. The three vied intensely for position as the second stage checkpoint approached.
Despite the brave attempts of his opponents, Hamlin remained ahead to claim victory in the second stage.
bell on the wall
Christopher Bell did everything he could to get past Hamlin, but ended up burying his front bumper in a wall after an excessive stunt.
Hamlin, who led most of the way, fell behind after receiving a penalty during one of his last points.
time to shine
Harvick took full advantage of the open opportunity, worked his way up to number one, and slid off the field with ease.
to the leaderboard
Harvick drove the entire road for the last 25 laps, at one point having a 4.5sec advantage over the second place rider. Harvick was the first driver to cross the checkered flag, jumping his way into the qualifying standings.
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