Denny Hamlin’s XFINITY Series Win at Michigan Encumbered, Why That Makes It Even Less Fair For William Byron

The NASCAR XFINITY Series finish at the Michigan International Speedway was nothing short of thrilling. Denny Hamlin edged series regular William Byron in the closest XFINITY Series finish ever at the 2-mile oval. But, when penalties were announced on Wednesday, it was revealed that Hamlin’s win doesn’t count. NASCAR handed out penalties this weekend to two XFINITY Series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team following last weekend’s events at Michigan and Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Kyle Larson Dominates Cup Race in Michigan, Elliott Comes Home 2nd for 3rd Straight Time at MIS

I called this on Monday, but Kyle Larson dominated Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, leading 96 of the 200 laps en route to his third career victory. Larson, got by Kyle Busch on a late race restart with under 20 laps-to-go, and never looked back, despite two more restarts. The restarts at the end were what showed that Larson is going to be a star in this series as he made everyone else look silly. He used the side draft entering Turn 1…

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Denny Hamlin Makes Last Lap, Last Turn Pass to Win Closest XFINITY Series Finish Ever at Michigan

William Byron was five laps away from his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of his young career. Then, a caution came out with five laps-to-go for fellow rookie Matt Tifft spinning his No. 19 Toyota on the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway oval. Instead of cruising to his first win, he’d have to endure a final restart. Byron, got a good jump and was holding off a furious charge from Denny Hamlin. When Hamlin, got to his door, it allowed a frantic battle on the backstretch on the final lap. That…

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Will We See an 8th Different XFINITY Series Winner in As Many Races This Weekend at Michigan

Dating back to 2010, there’s been seven NASCAR XFNITY Series races at the Michigan International Speedway. The annual June trip has produced seven different winners in those seven visits to the Irish Hills. This begs the question, will we see number eight in Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 (1:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN)?

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Kyle Larson Wins the Pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

The first two Coors Light Pole Awards for Kyle Larson were due to rainouts. This time though, the pole was due to pure speed. Larson, turned a lap of 202.156 mph on Friday afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway, good enough to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). The lap was turned on the final lap of the third and final round of the qualifying session, besting Martin Truex Jr. by just 0.007-seconds. Larson, was the points leader entering Martinsville and Bristol this season,…

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Spencer Gallagher, Brad Keselowski Lead XFINITY Series Practices at Michigan on Friday

NASCAR is in the Irish Hills this weekend invading the Michigan International Speedway. On Friday, the NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 2-mile oval in preparation for Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 (1:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN), as they held two practices, the only two of the weekend. In the first session, rookie Spencer Gallagher led the way with a speed of 190.305 mph in his No. 23 Chevrolet. Gallagher, is looking for his first career XFINITY Series victory, was 15th in the session session. 

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FOX to Make Pocono’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Broadcast All Driver

Media needs to be aware, professional athletes are coming for our jobs. Fox Sports announced from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday that their NASCAR XFINITY Series broadcast on June 10 from the Pocono Raceway will be run broadcasted by current Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series drivers. This is the first time something like this has happened. 

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