NASCAR results from Michigan International Speedway
Today, the NASCAR Cup Series unloads at the 2-mile oval in Brookyln, MI. Michigan International Speedway is set to host the FireKeepers Casino 400.
View Michigan results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
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Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott line up on the front row. 200 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 60 (1-60 / 200)
Green flag, Larson and Elliott run side by side into turn one. Larson wins the battle via the outside lane as Elliott holds 2nd.
Lap 21, the competition caution is out.
The field heads for the pit lane. Hamlin wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Hamlin is clear into turn one. Elliott takes over 2nd.
Lap 27, Elliott has a run on Hamlin into turn three. He looks to the inside and takes the spot away. Hamlin fights back on the inside of turn one with a push from Kurt Busch but Hamlin loses the nose and chases it up the Hill.
Lap 31, Joey Gase tags the wall off turn two and the caution is out.
Green, Elliott and Kurt Busch run even into turn one and remain side by side off turn two. Busch wiggles on the inside of turn three, Elliott holds the lead. Hamlin slides Busch for 2nd back in turn one.
5 to go in stage one, Elliott leads Austin Dillon by 0.5 seconds.
Final lap in stage one, Elliott leads as Busch and Larson battle for 2nd behind him.
Chase Elliott wins stage one at Michigan International Speedway!
Michigan Results (Stage 1) : 1. Chase Elliott; 2. Kyle Larson; 3. Austin Dillon; 4. Denny Hamlin; 5. William Byron; 6. Joey Logano; 7. Matt DiBenedetto; 8. Kurt Busch; 9. Kyle Busch; 10. Brad Keselowski;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 60 (61-120 / 200)
The field heads for the pit lane. Larson wins the race to the pit exit. Logano returns to the pit lane with loose lug nuts.
Green flag on stage two, Larson and Dillon run side by side into turn one. Larson pinches him down and they remain side by side into turn three.
Back in turn one, Larson and Dillon remain side by side for the lead. Matt DiBenedetto has a run on both of them into turn one, he cuts to the inside, three wide for the lead. DiBenedetto stalls Busch and himself. Larson holds the lead on the outside.
DiBenedetto tags the bumper of Busch into turn three. Busch chases it up the banking, avoids the wall but falls to 18th.
Lap 74, Austin Dillon dives inside of Larson in the battle for the lead. He can’t complete the pass. Elliott and Kyle Busch close on both of them.
Lap 77, Dillon sidedrafts Larson into turn one. Dillon dives to the bottom and clears him but he leaves the lane open off turn two and Larson pulls back even. Elliott pulls to the bumper of Larson and pushes him back to the lead. Elliott to 2nd, Dillon falls to 4th.
Lap 80, Chase Elliott side drafts the left rear of Larson into turn one. He pulls Larson back and dives to the inside in turn one. Elliott clears him and takes the outside lane away as they exit turn two.
10 to go in stage two, Larson pits from 2nd. A lap later, Chase Elliott hits the pit lane. Elliott cycles out ahead of Larson. However, many cars stay out. Elliott is pined behind Hamlin, Larson dives to the inside in turn one and clears both of them.
7 to go, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell take just two tires. Busch cycles to the lead.
Kyle Busch wins stage two at MIS! Austin Dillon sidedrafts Brad Keselowski for 7th at the line. Dillon cuts under the apron as he comes back on the track, Keselowski is still there. Dillon is turned into the outside wall! Hard impact for Dillon as the stage is over.
Michigan Results (Stage 2) : 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Christopher Bell; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Denny Hamlin; 6. Austin Dillon; 7. Brad Keselowski; 8. Tyler Reddick; 9. William Byron; 10. Matt DiBenedetto;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 80 (121-200 / 200)
Busch, Hamlin, Bell and Elliott return to the pit lane. Larson cycles to the race lead.
Green flag on stage three, Larson and Kurt Busch run side by side into turn one and off turn two. Larson clears him on the outside with a push from William Byron.
50 to go, Byron remains on the bumper of Larson in the battle for the lead.
45 to go, Byron hits the pit lane from 2nd.
42 to go
42 to go, Hamlin drives by Larson into turn three as Larson is out of fuel! Larson makes it back to the pit lane, no caution.
39 to go, Byron has a run on Larson into turn one as Larson still has cold tires and builds momentum. Byron drives right by to take 22nd. That could be the battle for the lead at the end of the pit cycle.
32 to go, Kyle Busch hits the pit lane but he overshoots the box and he’s forced to backup.
27 to go, Byron cycles to the race lead. Larson, Hamlin and Kurt Busch are right on his bumper.
20 to go
20 to go, caution for precipitation in turn one.
Keselowski and others hit the pit lane. Keselowski restarts 18th.
Green, Byron and Kurt Busch run side by side into turn one, Byron clears him on the outside. Hamlin takes them three wide through the middle for 2nd. Hamlin wins that battle!
Tyler Reddick makes it four wide for 4th into turn three. Reddick gets loose and Logano is all over his bumper. As Logano checks up, Martin Truex Jr tags Logano and spins him. Multiple cars spin behind them and the caution is out.
Green, Byron and Blaney run side by side into turn one. Blaney gets shoved wide by Hamlin into turn one. Blaney takes the lead on the inside. They run four wide behind them, Harvick brushes the wall.
7 to go, Blaney leads Byron and Larson. Hamlin slides Larson for 3rd in turn three. Larson crosses under him to retake the spot. Reddick spins behind them, no caution.
6 to go, Larson dives inside of Byron in turn three, he takes that spot.
3 to go, Larson looks inside of Blaney into turn one but he lifts early and tucks back in line. Blaney puts Larson in dirty air in turn three, Byron cuts to the bottom and slides Larson to take 2nd away.
1 to go, Blaney leads Byron by three car lengths into turn one. Byron heads for the top in turn three, he builds momentum off turn four. Byron looks under him off the final corner.
They run side by side to the line. Ryan Blaney wins by a nose!
Michigan International Speedway
August 22, 2021
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Ryan Blaney
2. William Byron
3. Kyle Larson
4. Kurt Busch
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Matt DiBenedetto
7. Kyle Busch
8. Chase Elliott
9. Brad Keselowski
10. Martin Truex Jr
11. Chase Briscoe
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
13. Christopher Bell
14. Kevin Harvick
15. Chris Buescher
16. Alex Bowman
17. Aric Almirola
18. Erik Jones
19. Bubba Wallace
20. Michael McDowell
21. Ryan Preece
22. Daniel Suarez
23. Cole Custer
24. Ryan Newman
25. Justin Haley
26. Josh Berry
27. Cody Ware
28. BJ McLeod
29. Tyler Reddick
30. Quin Houff
31. Josh Bilicki
32. Garrett Smithley
33. Joey Logano
34. Anthony Alfredo
35. Ross Chastain
36. Austin Dillon
37. Joey Gase
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Wins | Playoff Points | +/- Cutline
1. Kyle Larson
5 Wins | 37PP
2. Martin Truex Jr
3 Wins | 20PP
3. Alex Bowman
3 Wins | 15PP
4. Kyle Busch
2 Wins | 15PP
5. Ryan Blaney
2 Wins | 14PP
6. Chase Elliott
2 Wins | 12PP
7. Joey Logano
1 Win | 9PP
8. William Byron
1 Win | 8PP
9. Kurt Busch
1 Win | 8PP
10. Brad Keselowski
1 Win | 7PP
11. Christopher Bell
1 Win | 5PP
12. Michael McDowell
1 Win | 5PP
13. Aric Almirola
1 Win | 5PP
14. Denny Hamlin
0 Wins (Locked In) | 5PP
15. Kevin Harvick
0 Wins (Locked In)
16. Tyler Reddick
— Playoff Cutline —
17. Austin Dillon
18. Matt DiBenedetto
19. Chris Buescher
20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr