Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 26th Annual Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, passes William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, on the last lap to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan

Starting from 5th place Car 20 Denny Hamlin Hisense Toyota won the 26th Annual Irish Hills 250, his 16th win in 158 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & 5th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Michigan International Speedway. This is the 3rd consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Michigan for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota. The Margin of Victory (0.012) is the closest MOV at Michigan International Speedway since the advent of electronic scoring in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The Margin of Victory in today’s race (0.012) ties the 2010 Montreal race as the sixth closest MOV since the advent of electronic scoring in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. 2nd Place Car 9 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet, started from 4th place posted his 1st Top 10 finish at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 7th Top 10 finish in 2017 & was the highest finishing rookie. 3rd Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet, started from 3rd place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 13 races at Michigan International Speedway.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

4th Place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 2nd place followed by 5th place Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota, started from pole. 6th Place Car 3 Ty Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 17th place followed by 7th place Car 2 Paul Menard(i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet, started from 10th place. 8th Place Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford, started from 20th place followed by 9th place Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet, started from 11th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford, in 10th place, started from 7th place.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, takes the green flag at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The race had 7 Cautions for 32 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 2 for Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota, Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford Crash on the Frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 32 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 39 for Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 14 JJ Yeley TriStar Motorsports Toyota, Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet, Car 96 Ben Kennedy Weber Chevrolet Crash on the Backstretch. 4th Caution on lap 58 for Debris Turn 4 / Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 84 for Debris Turn 1. 6th Caution on lap 113 for Debris Turn 2. 7th Caution on lap 122 for Car 19 Matt Tifft Tunity Toyota Crash on the Frontstretch.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The race had 10 Lead Changes among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: 0; B. Keselowski(i) 1-32; D. Hamlin(i) 33; C. Custer # 34-48; B. Keselowski(i) 49-57; E. Sadler 58-70; B. Keselowski(i) 71-83; E. Sadler 84; D. Hamlin(i) 85-116; W. Byron # 117-124; D. Hamlin(i) 125;. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): B. Keselowski(i) 3 times for 54 laps; D. Hamlin(i) 3 times for 34 laps; C. Custer # 1 time for 15 laps; E. Sadler 2 times for 14 laps; W. Byron # 1 time for 8 laps.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 22,20,1,2,9,42,23,3,00,7
Stage #2 Top Ten: 1,48,7,62,11,33,4,01,92,20

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 13
Unofficial Race Results for the 26Th Annual Irish Hills 250 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, MI – 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 125 Laps – 250 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 5. Car 20 Denny Hamlin(i) Hisense Toyota 125 Running
2. 4. Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 125 Running
3. 3. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 125 Running
4. 2. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 125 Running
5. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 125 Running
6. 17. Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 125 Running
7. 10. Car 2 Paul Menard(i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 125 Running
8. 20. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford 125 Running
9. 11. Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet 125 Running
10. 7. Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford 125 Running
11. 15. Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet 125 Running
12. 16. Car 21 Daniel Hemric # Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet 125 Running
13. 6. Car 42 Tyler Reddick BBR/Jason Aldean Chevrolet 125 Running
14. 23. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 125 Running
15. 18. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 125 Running
16. 22. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Suave Men Chevrolet 125 Running
17. 13. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 125 Running
18. 8. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 125 Running
19. 24. Car 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 125 Running
20. 28. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField United Toyota 125 Running
21. 38. Car 99 David Starr Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Chevrolet 125 Running
22. 27. Car 01 Harrison Rhodes teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 125 Running
23. 19. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 125 Running
24. 30. Car 24 Dylan Lupton Nut Up Toyota 125 Running
25. 35. Car 52 Joey Gase Franklin Signs & Graphics Chevrolet 124 Running
26. 14. Car 19 Matt Tifft # Tunity Toyota 124 Running
27. 32. Car 40 Josh Bilicki CNC Swiss/X-TREME PH Chevrolet 123 Running
28. 34. Car 78 Tommy Joe Martins Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet 122 Running
29. 26. Car 0 Garrett Smithley Operating Engineers Local 324 Chevrolet 122 Running
30. 29. Car 8 BJ McLeod Chevrolet 122 Running
31. 33. Car 07 Korbin Forrister(i) All Secure Chevrolet 122 Running
32. 40. Car 74 Mike Harmon Veterans Motorsports Dodge 120 Running
33. 31. Car 90 Brandon Brown Coastal Carolina University Chevrolet 118 Running
34. 36. Car 92 Josh Williams Chevrolet 66 Electrical
35. 25. Car 93 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 44 Vibration
36. 12. Car 96 Ben Kennedy Weber Chevrolet 41 Accident
37. 9. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 38 Accident
38. 21. Car 14 JJ Yeley TriStar Motorsports Toyota 37 Accident
39. 39. Car 13 Timmy Hill OCR Gaz Bar Toyota 20 Steering
40. 37. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 19 Suspension

Race Comments: Before the start of the event, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field reason indicated: Nos. 21 (unapproved adjustment) and 96 (tire change). Failed to Qualify: N/A.
Caution Flags: 7 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 5 drivers.
Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18 193.564 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Brad Keselowski, #22. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #9
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Jun. 24, 2017 – Iowa Speedway
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