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Logano Triumphant at Michigan

Joey Logano – Driver of the No. 22 Penske Toyota wins the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Overtime dominating fashion.

Brooklyn, Mich. – June 10, 2019 – Anthony Holbrook

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 15th race of the 2019 season visited the Michigan International Speedway, Monday June 10th, 2019 (Rescheduled) for the FireKeepers Casino 400.  Located on Southern Michigan, the two-mile Michigan Speedway features 18 degree banking in the straight and wide turns.  Which classifies Michigan International Speedway as one of the fastest tracks on current NASCAR circuit.

STAGE 1

Joey Logano-Driver of the Penske Ford won the Bush Pole Award and brought the rain-postponed FireKeepers Casino 400 race to green after a 27 hour delay. Controlling the lead till a lap 20 mandated caution ,  Logano opted for two-tire service to reclaim the lead of pit row.  Driver of the No. 10 Ford –Aric Almirola and Childress Driver No. 88-Alex Bowman battle behind the leader within the final segments of Stage 1.  Logano capitalizing on clean air up front, assisted him to pull away from the dueling competitors to claim his 6th Stage victory of the season.

        STAGE 1 Results

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Alex Bowman
  3. Erik Jones
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Paul Menard
  10. Brad Keselowski

       Stage 2

Winning the race off Pit Row, Joey Logano led the field back to green, for the restart of Stage 2.  Joey will maintain the point until a Caution on Lap 71.  At this time 9 drivers decided to decline pit service to maintain track positioning.  Austin Dillion- Driver of the No. 3 Chevy utilized fuel strategy to advance through the field.  In the closing of Stage 1, Dillion passed Stuart-Hass Ford No. 4.  Driver-Kevin Harvick to the start-finish line to Capture Stage 2.

The Stage 2 win is registered as Dillions first Stage win of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Season.

        STAGE 2 Results

  1. Austin Dillon
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Kurt Busch
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Daniel Hemric
  8. William Byron
  9. Alex Bowman
  10. Chris Buescher

        Final Stage

Dominating a total of 160 circuits , Logano would relinquish the lead to the Kevin Harvick’s  No. 4 Ford, mid-point during the Final Stage. On Lap 148, Joey Logano passed front-runner Kevin Harvick to recapture the point. After exchanging the lead on lap 148/149 both would vie to stay persistent to stay up front.   By utilizing the fastest car on the track, Logano regained the lead on Lap 150.  Erick Jones-Driver of the No. 20 Gibbs Toyota would bring out the final caution, bunching up the field for a two-lap overtime shootout.  Joey Logano would hold  on to beat a late charging Kurt Busch by 1.47 sec. at the finish, to collect the FireKeepers Casino 400 trophy.

Final Stage Results

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

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race No. 16 locates to Sonoma Raceway, Sunday June 23,  2019 for the Toyota/Save Mart 300  3:00 pm FS1

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