NASCAR at Michigan: Results, highlights from Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400

first_img🟢 Round 2 at @MISpeedway is GREEN! 🟢We’re underway on NBCSN and streaming at https://t.co/BHXvTwrLoC pic.twitter.com/NOLh7HUtQB— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 9, 20204:47 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon gets hit with a pass-through penalty for an unapproved adjustment on pit road before the race.4:39 p.m. ET: Engines fired for the Consumers Energy 400.12:15 p.m. ET: Chris Buescher (first), Tyler Reddick (third) and Aric Almirola (fifth) are among those giving up their starting positions by moving to backup cars for Sunday’s race, as they will need to start from the back of the pack. This makes Clint Bowyer the new pole-sitter.Cars going to the rear for the second Michigan Cup race:Engine change – 15Transmission change – 7Backup Cars – 3, 6, 17, 34, 8, 10, 37, 38, 41Driver change – 7— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) August 9, 2020 Three wins at @MISpeedway in a row. Four out of the last five.What a run for @StewartHaasRcng’s @KevinHarvick. Hear from the driver of the No. 4 after his sixth win of 2020. pic.twitter.com/oMZDlfR70G— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 2020Denny Hamlin, whose five wins this season are now one fewer than Harvick’s six, almost caught Harvick in the closing laps, but he ran out of time.Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan. Below are the results.MORE: Watch all NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NASCAR at Michigan resultsHarvick finished ahead of a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, but only Hamlin had the speed to even contend with the No. 4 car. Joey Logano rounded out the top five after his two Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed together toward the beginning of Stage 3.Below are the complete results from Sunday’s race at Michigan.Pos.Driver1.Kevin Harvick2.Denny Hamlin3.Martin Truex Jr.4.Kyle Busch5.Joey Logano6.Aric Almirola7.Matt DiBenedetto8.Austin Dillon9.Chase Elliott10.Kurt Busch11.Jimmie Johnson12.William Byron13.Ryan Newman14.Clint Bowyer15.Matt Kenseth16.Ryan Preece17.Christopher Bell18.Ty Dillon19.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.20.Chris Buescher21.Bubba Wallace22.Corey LaJoie23.John Hunter Nemechek24.Tyler Reddick25.Cole Custer26.Daniel Suarez27.Erik Jones28.Michael McDowell29.JJ Yeley30.Brennan Poole31.Reed Sorenson32.Quin Houff33.Josh Bilicki34.Garrett Smithley35.Timmy Hill36.Alex Bowman37.James Davison38.Ryan Blaney39.Brad KeselowskiNASCAR at Michigan highlights from Consumers Energy 4006:58 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins. What a race with Denny Hamlin in the closing lap. Harvick sweeps the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at [email protected] holds off @DennyHamlin to WIN at @MISpeedway! pic.twitter.com/Ly5hADw4nq— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 20206:54 p.m. ET: With six laps to go, Kevin Harvick’s lead over Denny Hamlin is shrinking to a few car lengths and less than half a second.6:48 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 15 laps to go. Kevin Harvick takes the lead, and he’ll be tough to catch.6:41 p.m. ET: Caution for debris from Alex Bowman’s shredded tire. This should make things interesting with 19 laps to go.Oh no, man, Bowman.Less than 20 laps remain at @MISpeedway on NBCSN! #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/bujQ7Oi8S1— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 20206:40 p.m. ET: With 20 laps to go, Kevin Harvick still has a strong lead over Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin.6:28 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick runs down Aric Almirola and takes the lead with 40 laps to go.6:23 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 47 laps to go. Kevin Harvick gets back to the lead, but Aric Almirola takes it from him a lap into the run.6:16 p.m. ET: Caution. Christopher Bell spins in Turns 1 and 2 thanks to a flat right rear tire, but he keeps it out of the wall. Clint Bowyer gets the free pass right after pitting for a flat tire.6:14 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 55 laps to go. Kevin Harvick pushes Denny Hamlin to the front and then takes the lead.6:04 p.m. ET: Caution. Penkse-on-Penkse crime. Brad Keselowski goes low to try to take the lead from teammate Ryan Blaney in Turn 2, but he gets loose, slides up the track and collects Blaney. They both crash into the wall and are out for the rest of the race.WOW.Team Penske teammates Ryan @Blaney and Brad @Keselowski crash battling for the lead! TV: NBCSN Stream: https://t.co/CAYgs2g5vY pic.twitter.com/zHqa3wMMYx— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 2020″I feel terrible for everyone at @Team_Penske, and especially Ryan @Blaney.”Hear from Brad @Keselowski after a crash ended both of their days at @MISpeedway. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/Iiogpd8OQv— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 2020″It’s unfortunate but it’s not going to carry over. Mistakes happen.”Class from Ryan @Blaney, who got taken out in the accident with his @Team_Penske teammate Brad @Keselowski. pic.twitter.com/MclahAAozL— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 9, 2020From battling for the lead … to disaster for @Team_Penske.Take another look at what happened between @keselowski and @Blaney. pic.twitter.com/pE69Xb2ZSJ— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 9, 20206 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart to begin Stage 3 on Lap 92. Ryan Blaney shoves Denny Hamlin to the front and then takes the lead from him. Hamlin is stuck battling with Kevin Harvick for second.5:56 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins the race off pit road ahead of Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.5:51 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins Stage 2 with ease by roughly four seconds over Brad Keselowski. Both of the first two stages play out caution-free. Michael McDowell gets the free pass under caution.Kevin Harvick wins Stage 2, his fifth stage win of the year. He also takes the lead in playoff points with 30 (eight of them so far this weekend).Also getting stage points:2. Keselowski3. KyBusch4. Bell5. Bowyer6. Hamlin7. Jones8. Almirola9. Logano10. Blaney— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 9, 20205:38 p.m. ET: Halfway through Stage 2, Kevin Harvick has a two-second lead over Brad Keselowski with Kyle Busch in third. The race is still caution-free.5:27 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart to begin Stage 2 on Lap 48. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, who both take the top lane, shoot out to the front. Harvick eventually takes the lead.Feel like we’ve seen this movie before …@KevinHarvick goes to the lead at @MISpeedway! pic.twitter.com/6MQP01d1sX— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 9, 20205:20 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch wins the race off pit road with a blazing stop, and Kevin Harvick comes out second ahead of Clint Bowyer.5:14 p.m. ET: Clint Bowyer wins Stage 1 after leading the entire segment, which goes green the entire way. Track position proves key, as Bowyer was never challenged for the lead after driving away from the start. Daniel Suarez gets the free pass under caution.He’s a man of his word! @ClintBowyer backs up his guarantee and takes Stage 1 of the #ConsumersEnergy400 at @MISpeedway! pic.twitter.com/H4gzAKbbXL— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 9, 2020Clint Bowyer leads every lap and wins Stage 1. It’s his third stage win of the year, so he has three playoff points.10 key stage points for him. Also getting stage points:2. Bell3. KyBusch4. DiBenedetto5. Jones6. Byron7. Blaney8. Harvick9. KuBusch10. Logano— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 9, 20205:02 p.m. ET: Halfway through Stage 1, Clint Bowyer has a comfortable lead over Christopher Bell with Matt DiBenedetto in third. Race favorite Kevin Harvick has worked his way up to ninth after starting 20th.4:48 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway is underway. Clint Bowyer eventually pulls ahead of William Byron to take the lead. Because the starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan featured an inversion of the top 20 finishers from Saturday’s first leg of the doubleheader, Kevin Harvick was stuck in 20th to start the second leg. And yet the NASCAR Cup Series points leader was still the favorite to win Sunday’s race at Michigan.And with good reason. Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang was that much better than other cars throughout both races in the Saturday-Sunday twinbill. Harvick earned another win Sunday to complete the weekend sweep at Michigan.last_img

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