In ways both literally & figuratively the NASCAR Cup Show field saw red most of Saturday. afternoon.
Kevin Harvick’s red No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was out front the majority of the afternoon — leading a race-best 92 of the 161 laps — although Five restarts in the final 30 laps, involving an overtime finish, forced Harvick, “The Closer,” to close out the win.
“This was just an awesome car to drive today,” Harvick said.
Below is additional about Harvick’s win, plus the complete results of Saturday.’s FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan(MI)(MI).
Who won the NASCAR race yesterday?
Kevin Harvick dominated the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan(MI)(MI) International. Speedway, resulting in his own own third Michigan(MI)(MI) win in the last Four races & the fourth of his own own career. It was also his own own fifth win of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Show season, tying him with Denny Hamlin for most in the show this year..
Harvick edged Michigan(MI)(MI) regional Brad Keselowski by 0.284 seconds for the victory on a final overtime restart.
“Kevin is just super-fast on the straightaways & doesn’t give up anything in the corner,” said Keselowski, who was hoping to become the first Michigan(MI)(MI) regional to win a NASCAR Cup Show race within the state’s famed two-miler. “We’ve got (1) (1) some work (5) (5) to accomplish.”
Keselowski was referring to the second half of the Michigan(MI)(MI) doubleheader weekend, that features the different scheduled 156-lap race Sunday., the Consumers Energy 400 (4:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, MRN & SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The lineup for Sun.’s race has been set in a unique way — inverting the top 20 finishers on Saturday.. That means 20th-place Chris Buescher & 19th-place Clint Bowyer going to start out front.
NASCAR results in Michigan(MI)(MI)
Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney & Kyle Busch rounded out the top Five after Harvick & Keselowski. Busch was racing for the win when Harvick’s car almost made contact with Busch’s car. The resulting change in air flow caused Busch’s car to gain loose & nearly hit the outdoor wall.
“Felt like we had a fast car,” said Busch, the reigning show champion who is still looking for his own own first victory of the season. “Although it was the best of the rest. The 4 car (Harvick) was lights out. He deserved to win the race. It was a race for second today.”
Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Bubba Wallace & Kurt Busch completed the top 10.
Below are the complete results from the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan(MI)(MI):
|3||Martin Truex Jr.|
|32||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|36||John Hunter Nemechek|
Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.