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Who gained the NASCAR race yesterday? Full outcomes from Michigan

Literally and figuratively, the NASCAR Cup Series field was red for most of Saturday afternoon.

Kevin Harvick’s red Stewart-Haas Racing # 4 Ford was in front for most of the afternoon – leading the best 92 of the 161 laps – but five restarts in the last 30 laps, including an overtime finish, forced Harvick: “The Closer to “to end the win.”

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“That was just a great car today,” said Harvick.

Below is more of Harvick’s win, as well as the full results of Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan.

Who won the NASCAR race yesterday?

Kevin Harvick dominated the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, resulting in his third win in Michigan in the last four races and the fourth of his career. It was also his fifth win in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season that tied him with Denny Hamlin for most of the series this year.

Harvick beat Michigan-born Brad Keselowski by 0.284 seconds to win on a final restart in overtime.

“Kevin is just super fast on the straight and doesn’t give up in the corner,” said Keselowski, who hoped to become the first Michigan native to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in the state’s famous two-mile race. “We still have something to do.”

Keselowski was referring to the second half of the Michigan double-header weekend that has another 156 lap race scheduled for Sunday, the Consumers Energy 400 (4:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The line-up for the race on Sunday was set in a unique way – on Saturday the top 20 finishers were turned around. This means that 20th place Chris Buescher and 19th place Clint Bowyer will start at the front.

NASCAR results in Michigan

Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded off the top 5 after Harvick and Keselowski. Busch was racing for victory when Harvick’s car almost made contact with Busch’s car. The resulting change in airflow caused Busch’s car to come loose and almost hit the outer wall.

“We felt we had a fast car,” said Busch, the reigning series champion, who is still looking for his first win of the season. “But it was the best of the rest. The 4 cars (Harvick) were out. He deserved to win the race. It was a race for second place today.”

Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch completed the top 10.

The full results from the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan are as follows:

Finished
driver
1
Kevin Harvick
2nd
Brad Keselowski
3rd
Martin Truex Jr.
4th
Ryan Blaney
5
Kyle Busch
6
Denny Hamlin
7
Chase Elliott
8th
Joey Logano
9
Bubba Wallace
10th
Kurt Busch
11
Erik Jones
12th
Jimmie Johnson
13
Christopher Bell
14
William Byron
fifteen
Matt DiBenedetto
16
Aric Almirola
17th
Matt Kenseth
18th
Tyler Reddick
19th
Clint Bowyer
20
Chris Buescher
21
Alex Bowman
22nd
Corey LaJoie
23
Ty Dillon
24th
Daniel Suarez
25
Ryan Preece
26th
JJ Yeley
27
Quin Houff
28
Ryan Newman
29
Michael McDowell
30th
Reed Sorenson
31
Austin Dillon
32
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
33
Timmy Hill
34
Cole Custer
35
Garrett Smithley
36
John Hunter Nemechek
37
Brennan Poole
38
James Davison
39
Joey Gase

Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.

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