Harvick Wins in Michigan

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Kevin Harvick won the Consumers Energy 400 from Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon for his second win of the season.

Harvick had a fast car throughout the race, but a flat tire early in the race forced his team to go to a different pit strategy.  After the final pit stops forced everyone to save fuel to make it to the end, Harvick was able to chase down Joey Logano to take the lead after being told he had enough fuel to make it.

Harvick said his team has worked hard to give him fast cars headed into the Playoffs.

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“It takes a lot of people to make these cars go round; winning races is what it’s all about,” Harvick said.

The win was special for Harvick because the win came in manufacturer Ford’s backyard.

Harvick said he was excited to celebrate in victory lane with Edsel Ford.

“To come here with Mobil 1, with everybody from Ford…just can’t do it without you guys,” Harvick said.  “To come to Michigan and win for Ford…I know how much Mobil 1 likes to beat that Shell car [of Logano].”

Martin Truex Jr. had a dominant car early, but had to settle for a fourth-place finish after losing track position to start Stage 3.

Truex said his team put together a fast car, but the team just couldn’t get their strategy right.

“I thought the first half of the race we had the better car, but…we lost our track position at the start of Stage 3 and restarted 19th,” Truex said.  “The track position game hurt us really bad there, and then we just had to pick them off one by one.”

“That thing was a hot rod but we just got off on strategy there.”

Unofficial results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Daniel Suarez
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Ryan Preece
  8. William Byron
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Alex Bowman
  11. Ty Dillon
  12. Ryan Newman
  13. Austin Dillon
  14. Chris Buescher
  15. Paul Menard
  16. David Ragan
  17. Joey Logano
  18. Erik Jones
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Matt DiBenedetto
  21. Corey LaJoie
  22. Michael McDowell
  23. Kurt Busch
  24. Ryan Blaney
  25. Matt Tifft
  26. Daniel Hemric
  27. Bubba Wallace
  28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  29. Ross Chastain
  30. Landon Cassill
  31. Quin Houff
  32. Austin Theriault
  33. Aric Almirola
  34. Jimmie Johnson
  35. Garrett Smithley
  36. Cody Ware
  37. Clint Bowyer
  38. Spencer Boyd