Kevin Harvick holds off Hamlin, caps Michigan weekend sweep

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Kevin Harvick surged to a weekend doubleheader sweep Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, fending off a closing Denny Hamlin and riding a dominant Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford to his second NASCAR Cup Series win in a two-day span.” data-reactid=”37″>Kevin Harvick surged to a weekend doubleheader sweep Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, fending off a closing Denny Hamlin and riding a dominant Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford to his second NASCAR Cup Series win in a two-day span.

Harvick led 90 of 156 laps in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400, one day after leading 92 of 161 in a Saturday triumph at the 2-mile Michigan track. His sixth victory of the season was his fifth at Michigan and the 55th of his Cup Series career, tying him with Rusty Wallace on the series’ all-time win list.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hamlin placed second in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, just .093 seconds — about a car-length — behind at the checkered flag. Martin Truex Jr. locked down third place for the second straight race with Kyle Busch fourth and Joey Logano fifth.” data-reactid=”44″>Hamlin placed second in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, just .093 seconds — about a car-length — behind at the checkered flag. Martin Truex Jr. locked down third place for the second straight race with Kyle Busch fourth and Joey Logano fifth.

The victory also sealed the Michigan Heritage Trophy for Ford. The award is given to the top-performing automaker in the two annual Cup Series races at MIS.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A mid-race crash eliminated Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney from contention. Keselowski was on the low side in their Lap 96 contest for the lead when his No. 2 Ford broke loose, collecting the No. 12 Mustang of Blaney. Both cars crunched the Turn 2 retaining wall, ending the day early for both. Blaney finished 38th with Keselowski last in the 39-car field.” data-reactid=”46″>A mid-race crash eliminated Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney from contention. Keselowski was on the low side in their Lap 96 contest for the lead when his No. 2 Ford broke loose, collecting the No. 12 Mustang of Blaney. Both cars crunched the Turn 2 retaining wall, ending the day early for both. Blaney finished 38th with Keselowski last in the 39-car field.

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The Cup Series’ next race is the Go Bowling 235, scheduled Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM) on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. It will mark the series’ first event on the oval-road course layout.

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