It marked his second consecutive victory at Michigan International Speedway.
Kyle Larson came into the race Sunday sitting on the pole position and he came away the victor, his second straight win in Brooklyn.
Though Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth in Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway the final result wasn’t met with contentment with the Furniture Row Racing driver, who won the first two stages and had the dominant auto until late-race inside lane restarts spoiled his chance of a victory.
Kyle Larson made the ideal restart when it mattered the most to win the FireKeepers Casino 400. He also lost positions-second to Truex and third to Busch. This is our second Cup win of the year, but we’ve had six second place finishes. “I think we have just kind of continued to gel and continued to build on what we now have and it has been showing on Sundays a lot”.
Larson earned his second pole of the year this weekend.
The third-place finish boosted Logano to 10th in the series standings, 242 points behind series leader and MI victor Kyle Larson. “Congratulations to Kyle”, the 21-year-old Elliott said. “That’s the whole reason why we have the stages to try to create a little more drama, so I don’t know why we keep throwing the damn debris yellows and stuff”. With Joey Logano, the lone Ford, posting the third fastest speed at 200.479 miles per hour. He hasn’t finished outside the top 10 at MIS in over four years and is the defending champion of the FireKeepers Casino 400.
Apparently, Tony Stewart – the principal owner of a four-car race team – never saw the debris either.
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hopes to end the drought, and there is optimism he may succeed despite a disappointing race last Saturday in the Pocono 400 in Long Pond, Pa.
Kyle Busch, ever more anxious to record his first 2017 win, was leading, but there were doubts about his fuel supply.
With 48 laps remaining Ryan Sieg spun-out on the track, bringing out the caution flag.
The final caution came after a four-car accident on the backstretch. Winning the pole for this year’s Daytona 500, he led 39 laps and was a favorite to win before fading to 14th place. Sunday, Busch didn’t even have the lead exiting turn 2 immediately after the restart.
Truex Jr., the king of stage racing led the field to green for the stage-three restart and was joined by No. 18 Kyle Busch. Rounding out the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie Johnson, who started at the back after going to his backup vehicle, finished 10th. “Fontana’s rough and bumpy, and it’s [a] wore-out surface – you have to really, really take care of your tires and move around, find different lanes that work”. He originally qualified 24th but got a penalty for an unapproved body mod moving him to the rear of the field. Both of them we’ve been successful at.
Race victor Kyle Larson concurred with Truex when he told the media in post-race interviews, “The (No.) 78 was the class of the field”.
Larson started the race from the pole with his Cars 3-sponsored, Lightning McQueen-look Chevrolet. I think Keselowski will make a strong push for his third win today and celebrate in front of his hometown fans.
“The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast”, Larson said. He’s followed by Kevin Harvick (-132), Chase Elliott (-162) and Brad Keselowski (-164).
The ending was just as compelling. But as Truex fell back, Larson recovered and eventually got back up to second.
Martin Truex won the first two stages of the race but finished sixth, ceding the points lead to Larson.
“It was a lot of fun”, Byron said. We seen it the last couple restarts, so just wrong place.