NASCAR race results from Michigan International Speedway
Today, the race weekend comes to a close at Michigan International Speedway. The NASCAR Cup Series has unloaded and on the grid for the Consumers Energy 400.
View full 2020 Michigan race results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
Austin Dillon will serve a pass through at the drop of the green. Clint Bowyer and William Byron set the front row. 156 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 40 (1-40 / 156)
Green flag, Johnson is on the bumper of Byron into turn one. He’s even with Bowyer for the lead. Logano takes then four wide further back. Bowyer holds the lead off turn four.
Christopher Bell is on the charge. He quickly climbs to 2nd.
Lap 18, Bowyer leads Bell by 2.2 seconds.
Lap 30, Bowyer leads Bell by 2.7 seconds. Harvick has climbed from 20th to 9th and he has the fastest lap of the race so far.
Clint Bowyer cruises to the win in stage one at MIS!
Michigan Stage 1 Results : 1. Clint Bowyer; 2. Christopher Bell; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Matt DiBenedetto; 5. Erik Jones; 6. William Byron; 7. Ryan Blaney; 8. Kevin Harvick; 9. Kurt Busch; 10. Joey Logano;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 45 (41-85 / 156)
The field heads to the pit lane. Kyle Busch wins the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage two, Kyle Busch leads into turn one with a huge push from Kevin Harvick. Busch drives to the bottom as Harvick stays high and works to his right rear. Harvick leads off turn two.
Lap 75, Harvick leads Keselowski by 2.6 seconds.
Kyle Busch thinks he has a tire coming apart as he races for 2nd.
Kevin Harvick cruises to the win in stage two at Michigan International Speedway! He’s won all five stage so far this weekend.
Michigan Stage 2 Results : 1. Kevin Harvick; 2. Brad Keselowski; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Christopher Bell; 5. Clint Bowyer; 6. Denny Hamlin; 7. Erik Jones; 8. Aric Almirola; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Ryan Blaney;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 71 (86-156 / 156)
The field returns to the pit lane. Harvick narrowly beats Kyle Busch to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage three, Blaney is all over the bumper of Hamlin on the inside. Both of them clear Harvick. Hamlin rolls the middle as Blaney pulls to his inside. Blaney clears him on the bottom into turn three.
Lap 93, Harvick sidedrafts Hamlin down the back. He cuts to the bottom drives it deeper than Hamlin and clears him off turn four for 2nd.
Blaney runs high in turn three and puts Harvick in dirty air. Hamlin drives by and takes 2nd as Harvick falls to 4th.
Lap 96, Keselowski sidedrafts Hamlin into turn one. He dives to the bottom clears Hamlin and pulls to the numbers of Blaney for the lead. Keselowski gets loose! He chases it up the hill, collects Blaney and both the Team Penske cars are in the outside wall! The caution is out.
Green, Hamlin leads with a push from Harvick. Hamlin runs the middle as Harvick works high in turn one and hangs onto his right rear. Harvick has the momentum off turn two and returns to the lead.
Clint Bowyer has a heavy tire rub. He’s coming to the pit lane under green.
Lap 105, Christopher Bell is sideways with a flat tire and the caution is back out.
The field returns to the pit lane. Hamlin is off first with fuel only. Harvick is off third with two tires. Almirola stayed out, by accident.
Green, Harvick and Almirola run even into turn one. Harvick sidedrafts him off turn four but he can’t clear him back in turn one.
41 to go, Harvick dives to the bottom in turn one. He sidedrafts Almirola down the back and Harvick finally clears him into turn three.
26 to go, Harvick is running too hot and he’s off the throttle to limit the heat. Almirola, Truex and Hamlin have all climbed to his bumper.
Almirola looks to the inside but he can’t clear Harvick, Truex drives to the outside off Almirola and takes over 2nd in the process.
19 to go
19 to go, Bowman has a flat and the caution is out.
Green, Harvick is clear into turn one. Hamlin works to 2nd.
10 to go, Harvick leads Hamlin by 0.7 seconds.
7 to go, Hamlin has closed the gap slightly. Harvick runs the middle as Hamlin works the far outside lane.
5 to go, Hamlin has closed to within a car length! He was have a race for the win.
4 to go, Hamlin drives it hard to the bottom in turn three but he runs wide off turn four. Harvick opens the gap back to 5 car lengths.
2 to go, Harvick and Hamlin both run wide off turn two!
White flag, Harvick leads by 4 car lengths at the line.
Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan International Speedway!
Michigan International Speedway
August 9, 2020
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Martin Truex Jr
4. Kyle Busch
5. Joey Logano
6. Aric Almirola
7. Matt DiBenedetto
8. Austin Dillon
9. Chase Elliott
10. Kurt Busch
11. Jimmie Johnson
12. William Byron
13. Ryan Newman
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Matt Kenseth
16. Ryan Preece
17. Christopher Bell
18. Ty Dillon
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
20. Chris Buescher
21. Bubba Wallace
22. Corey LaJoie
23. John Hunter Nemechek
24. Tyler Reddick
25. Cole Custer
26. Daniel Suarez
27. Erik Jones
28. Michael McDowell
29. JJ Yeley
30. Brennan Poole
31. Reed Sorenson
32. Quin Houff
33. Josh Bilicki
34. Garrett Smithley
35. Timmy Hill
36. Alex Bowman
37. James Davison
38. Ryan Blaney
39. Brad Keselowski
NASCAR Cup Series
After: Michigan (August 9, 2020)
Pos | Driver | Wins | Playoff Points | +/- Cut
1. Kevin Harvick (6 Wins)
2. Denny Hamlin (5 Wins)
3. Brad Keselowski (3 Wins)
4. Joey Logano (2 Wins)
5. Chase Elliott (1 Win)
6. Alex Bowman (1 Win)
7. Ryan Blaney (1 Win)
8. Martin Truex Jr (1 Win)
9. Austin Dillon (1 Win)
10. Cole Custer (1 Win)
11. Aric Almirola
12. Kyle Busch
13. Kurt Busch
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Matt DiBenedetto
16. William Byron
— PLAYOFF CUT LINE —
17. Erik Jones
18. Jimmie Johnson
19. Tyler Reddick
20. Christopher Bell