Harvick Dominates Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400

BROOKLYN, Mich – Kevin Harvick dominated Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. The Stewart Haas Racing driver led 108 of 200 laps in the Consumers Energy 400 en route to his seventh victory of the season and 44th of his Cup Series career tying Bill Elliott for 17th all-time.

Elliott’s son Chase Elliott won last weekend in Watkins Glen while Harvick dominated in his No. 4 Ford on the 2-mile, D-Shaped oval on Sunday. 

How dominate was he? For the third time this season, he swept all three stages in the victory and after scoring six runner-up finishes at Michigan, he finally gets to victory lane in the Irish Hills.

Harvick, took over the lead for the first time on Lap 14 but really took over on Lap 30 when he’d lead the next 34 laps. After getting by Martin Truex Jr. on Lap 109, he’d lead the following 61 laps and only gave up the lead after for pit sequences. He’d get handed the lead again in Lap 190 and lead the final 11 laps en route to another win.

He, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 28 of the last 39 overall races dating back to last year.

Brad Keselowski brought his No. 2 Ford home runner-up for his first top five finish since at Kentucky a month ago. Kyle Busch was third in his No. 18 Toyota for his fifth straight top five finish on the season and 10th over the last 11 races.

Austin Dillon scored his first top five in his No. 3 Chevrolet since his season opening win at Daytona while Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five in his No. 12 Ford.

The series has just three races left in the regular season as they go to Bristol next weekend (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Consumers Energy 400 Results

  1. 4 Harvick
  2. 2 Keselowski
  3. 18 KyBusch
  4.  3 A Dillon
  5. 12 Blaney
  6. 41 KuBusch
  7. 10 Almirola
  8. 11 Hamlin
  9.  9 Elliott
  10. 22 Logano
  11. 19 Suarez
  12. 14 Bowyer
  13. 20 Jones
  14. 78 Truex Jr.
  15. 31 Newman
  16. 21 Menard
  17. 42 Larson
  18. 17 Stenhouse Jr.
  19. 88 Bowman
  20. 37 Buescher
  21.  1 McMurray
  22. 47 Allmendinger -1
  23. 43 Wallace Jr. R -1
  24. 32 DiBenedetto -1
  25. 34 McDowell -1
  26. 95 Kahne -1
  27. 38 Ragan -1
  28. 48 Johnson -2
  29. 00 Cassill -2
  30. 23 Jones -6
  31. 51 McLeod -6
  32.  7 Smithley -9
  33. 99 Gaulding -9
  34.  6 Bayne -11
  35. 15 Chastain -13
  36. 24 Byron R -13
  37. 66 Hill OUT
  38. 13 TDillon OUT
  39. 96 Earnhardt OUT
  40. 72 LaJoie OUT

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