Larson uses late race dramatics to win at Michigan
FireKeepers Casino 400
Kyle Larson made the perfect restart when it mattered the most to win the FireKeepers Casino 400. It marked his second consecutive victory at Michigan International Speedway. On the final restart with five laps to go, Larson started on the outside and Denny Hamlin on the inside. The two drivers went into turn one side-by-side, but Larson was able to pull away to take the checkered flag.
by Pete McCole Matt Crafton gambled and lost on a late-race pit strategy and John Hunter Nemechek took full advantage to collect his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season with a win in Saturday night's Drivin' For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Nemechek passed Crafton following a restart with eight laps to go and led the final six laps to score his fourth-career truck series victory in his 61st-career series start.
Denny Hamlin used a pass coming off of turn four on the last lap to win the Irish Hills 250. He beat rookie William Byron to the line by just 0.012 seconds. It was the closest NASCAR XFINITY Series finish ever at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Tifft spun off of turn four bringing out the seventh caution of the day with five laps left. It gave everybody one final chance to take a deep breath for an intense restart.
A blistering lap of 202.156 mph in the waning seconds of Friday’s Coors Light Pole three-round session at Michigan International Speedway put Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet atop the qualifying leaderboard. Larson also led Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opening practice this morning in the Irish Hills.
Ryan Blaney Holds Off Harvick For First-Career Victory
Third First-Time Winner This Season Dogged by Kevin Harvick for the final eight laps of Sunday's Axalta presents the Pocono 400, Ryan Blaney held off the 2014 series champion in a breathtaking battle to claim the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 250 Brad Keselowski used a dramatic last-lap pass on race leader Kyle Larson to win Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway NASCAR Xfinity Series race, ending a 46-race drought for the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Justin Allgaier followed Keselowski past Larson and finished second, followed by Larson. Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez.
Wins Under Caution After Multi-Truck Crash Christopher Bell, a self-described "dirt track kid" from Oklahoma, continued to show he's pretty good on pavement Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Bell edged Chase Briscoe after a side-by-side, closing-laps battle to win the 21st annual WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Bell, who started 21st in the 28-truck field, won under caution after a white-flag wreck involving Timothy Peters, Austin Self and Johnny Sauter on TMS' repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval.
Kyle Busch landed the Coors Light Pole Award in Friday qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono Raceway. Busch powered the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota to a fast lap of 179.151 mph in the final round of qualifying. The pole position was his second of the season, his third at the 2.5-mile track and the 21st of his Monster Energy Cup Series career.
Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson on the restart in NASCAR Overtime to win today's AAA Drive for Autism 400 at Dover International Speedway. The win was Johnson's third of 2017, and 11th at Monster Mile. Larson was second with Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott rounding out the top-5.
Kyle Busch put his No. 18 JGR Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), edging favorite son Martin Truex Jr. for the top starting spot by 0.011 seconds. With JGR teammates Daniel Suarez (158.346 mph) earning a career-best third starting spot and Matt Kenseth (158.211 mph) qualifying fourth.
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