Kyle Larson won his 3rd NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Starting from pole Car 42 Kyle Larson Cars 3/Target Chevrolet won the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400, his 3rd win in 127 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 2nd win & 10th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & 4th Top 10 finish in 8 races at Michigan International Speedway. This is the 14th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory for Chip Ganassi Racing. 2nd Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet, started from 10th place posted his 3rd Top 10 finish in 4 races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 9th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Fordt, started from 7th place posted his 12th Top 10 finish in 18 races at Michigan International Speedway.

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

4th Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyotat, started from 5th place followed by 5th place Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolett, started from 8th place. 6th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyotat, started from 2nd place followed by 7th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red White & Blue Toyotat, started from 4th place. 8th Place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Fordt, started from 21st place followed by 9th place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew Chevrolett, started from 17th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolett, in 10th place, started from 13th place. Erik Jones (13th) was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 5 points over Martin Truex Jr.

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan

The race had 8 Cautions for 34 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 8 for Debris Frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 27 for Competition. 3rd Caution on lap 62 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 122 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 151 for Car 23 Ryan Sieg Dr Pepper Toyota Spin Turn 4. 6th Caution on lap 181 for Debris Frontstretch. 7th Caution on lap 188 for Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas-Automation Ford Crash in Turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 192 for Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxAct Ford, Car 19 Daniel Suarez # Stanley Toyota, Car 21 Ryan Blaney Omnicraft Auto Parts Ford, Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Smithfield Ford Crash on the Backstretch.

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The race had 10 Lead Changes among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: K. Larson 1-34; M. Truex Jr. 35-62; K. Larson 63-108; Kyle Busch 109-112; B. Keselowski 113-114; K. Larson 115; M. Truex Jr. 116-126; Kyle Busch 127; M. Truex Jr. 128-150; Kyle Busch 151-185; K. Larson 186-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Larson 4 times for 96 laps; M. Truex Jr. 3 times for 62 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 40 laps; B. Keselowski 1 time for 2 laps.

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 78,42,18,11,20,14,21,24,22,48
Stage #2 Top Ten: 78,18,42,20,14,4,11,41,24,2

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, celebrates with his son, Owen, in Victory Lane by placing the winner’s decal on his car after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 15
Unofficial Race Results for the 49Th Annual Firekeepers Casino 400 – Sunday, June 18, 2017
Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, MI – 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 400 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 42 Kyle Larson Cars 3/Target Chevrolet 200 Running
2. 10. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 200 Running
3. 7. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 200 Running
4. 5. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 200 Running
5. 8. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 200 Running
6. 2. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 200 Running
7. 4. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red White & Blue Toyota 200 Running
8. 21. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 200 Running
9. 17. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew Chevrolet 200 Running
10. 13. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 200 Running
11. 9. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Freightliner Toyota 200 Running
12. 15. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 200 Running
13. 14. Car 77 Erik Jones # 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota 200 Running
14. 11. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 200 Running
15. 19. Car 31 Ryan Newman Velveeta Chevrolet 200 Running
16. 12. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 200 Running
17. 27. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 200 Running
18. 25. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 200 Running
19. 26. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr.(i) Smithfield Ford 200 Running
20. 37. Car 13 Ty Dillon # Twisted Tea Chevrolet 200 Running
21. 16. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 200 Running
22. 30. Car 27 Paul Menard NIBCO/Menards Chevrolet 200 Running
23. 22. Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 200 Running
24. 20. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # Stanley Toyota 200 Running
25. 6. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Omnicraft Auto Parts Ford 200 Running
26. 3. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas-Automation Ford 200 Running
27. 18. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 199 Running
28. 28. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts Ford 199 Running
29. 29. Car 38 David Ragan Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford 198 Running
30. 32. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie # JAS Expedited Trucking Toyota 197 Running
31. 33. Car 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet 197 Running
32. 36. Car 34 Landon Cassill MDS Ford 196 Running
33. 31. Car 23 Ryan Sieg(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 196 Running
34. 34. Car 15 Reed Sorenson Corrigan Oil Chevrolet 195 Running
35. 35. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Hulu Chevrolet 195 Running
36. 24. Car 37 Chris Buescher Kingsford Chevrolet 194 Running
37. 23. Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxAct Ford 190 Accident

Race Comments: Before the start of the event, the following car (s) dropped to the rear of the field for the reason(s) indicated: Nos. 34, 47, 48 (backup cars) 41, 4 (unapproved body modification) and 19 (unapproved tire change). Failed to Qualify: N/A

Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 47 Mins, 24 Secs. Average Speed: 143.369 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.993 Seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 34 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 4 drivers.
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Larson, #42. Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Larson, #42 202.156 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Kurt Busch, #41 6 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #42. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #42. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Jimmie Johnson, #48 0.151 secs. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #77.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Jun. 25, 2017 – Sonoma Raceway
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