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Clint Bowyer slapped the wall and finished 26th in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It was a disappointing outcome for Bowyer and the No. 14 team. He had raced inside the Top 10 almost all afternoon in the FireKeepers Casino 400. With just 12 laps to go, in the heavy traffic of a late restart, Bowyer would come out on the short end of a tight three-car squeeze and would go careening into the outside wall. He would quickly pit and repair, but the lost track position could not be regained that late in the race. The poor finish would cause Bowyer to slide two spots to 12th-place in the driver point standings.

Jamie McMurray finished fifth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Chip Ganassi Racing team had a great day at the Michigan oval. Kyle Larson dominated his way to the win, and McMurray followed suit with a strong Top-5 finish. The No. 1 Chevrolet was impressive and McMurray did a good job navigating the storm of the final laps. It was just his second Top-5 finish of the season, but it was his ninth Top 10. The veteran driver advances one spot to seventh in the overall driver standings.

Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Joe Gibbs Racing star turned in a good performance at the two-mile Michigan oval. Hamlin was a Top-10 driver most of the afternoon in this 400-mile battle. In the closing laps he had the right pit strategy and it paid off with great track position. At the checkered flag Hamlin would earn just his third Top-5 finish of the season. He remains ninth overall in the championship standings after Michigan.

Joey Logano finished third in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It was the performance that the No. 22 Ford team needed to break out of their recent funk. Logano still didn't have that great of a car, and he would slip outside the Top 10 and race there most of the afternoon. However, the team would make the car better as the race progressed and Logano would make some good pit stop decisions with his crew chief. In the end it would pay off with the veteran driver racing at the front in the closing laps. The Top-5 finish was his seventh of the season and it snapped a five-race Top-10 drought for the Penske No. 22 team.

Chase Elliott finished second in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It was a tough, gritty performance for Elliott and the No. 24 team. The young driver didn't have the speed to challenge for the win, but he'd race among the Top 10 all afternoon in this 400-mile battle. Elliott would get tangled in a very tight restart with 9 laps to go, but he'd avoid the multi-car crash that would breakout. He'd hang around to grab the brilliant runner-up finish, which was his fifth Top 5 of the season. Elliott grabs one spot in the standings and now sits fifth overall.

Kyle Larson won the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It was a complete performance for the No. 42 CGR team. Larson dominated the day and led a race-high 96 laps. His biggest competition came in the form of Martin Truex Jr. for most of the day. Larson would pass Kyle Busch with 15 laps to go, and hang on through a couple late restarts to secure the win. It was his second victory of the season, and Larson reclaims the championship standings lead from Martin Truex Jr.

Johnny Sauter finished third in the Drivin' for Linemen 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.

Impact

The good racing just continues for the defending champion. Sauter didn't have the fastest truck at Gateway for this 160-lap battle. However, he worked his backside off and kept good track position as the team improved the truck over the course of the race. Sauter would get around Matt Crafton in the closing laps to secure third-place. It was his sixth Top 5 of the season and the GMS Racing driver remains atop the championship standings as a result.

Chase Briscoe finished second in the Drivin' for Linemen 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.

Impact

The BKR driver put on a dominant performance. Briscoe led 88 of the 160 laps and set the pace most of the evening at Gateway Motorsport Park. However, he would give way to Matt Crafton during the middle stages of the event. Briscoe would rally to get back around Crafton in the closing laps, and he would be rewarded with the runner-up finish. It was his fourth Top 5 of the season and Briscoe remains fourth overall in the driver standings.

John Hunter Nemechek won the Drivin' for Linemen 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.

Impact

It was the most complete performance of the season for the driver of the No. 8 Chevy truck. Nemechek would lead the first 39 laps and dominate the early stages of the event. He would rally late and pass Matt Crafton with just 6 laps to go. Nemechek would hang on to take the checkered flag first, and claim his first victory of the season. It's been a slow start to the season for the young driver, but he climbs into ninth-place in the driver standings as a result of the win.

Elliott Sadler finished third in the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet turned in his usual steady performance. Sadler raced among the leaders and took the lead for 14 laps during the middle stages of the event. He didn't have the speed to dominate, but he'd hound the leaders in the closing laps. At the checkered flag Sadler would take the third-place finish for his sixth Top 5 of the season. He reclaims the championship standings lead after Michigan.

William Byron finished second in the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Byron had the best performance thus far of his rookie season. He would start up front and race there all afternoon in the Irish Hills 250. The driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet would take the lead with just 9 laps to go, but he could hold off the hard-charging Denny Hamlin on the last lap. Both drivers would come to the finish line separated by mere inches, but Byron would be edged at the stripe. The runner-up finish was his third Top 5 of the season, and he remains third overall in the driver point standings.

Denny Hamlin won the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

It was a thrilling finish to a great race Saturday at MIS. Hamlin would pass William Byron on the final lap and hold off the No. 9 Chevrolet by 12 one-thousands of a second at the line to claim the win. It was the closest finish ever in a Michigan Xfinity Series event. As for Hamlin, it was his first victory of the season and his second-career win at the Michigan oval.

Matt Crafton was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 135.976 mph.

Impact

The ThorSport Racing star found some extra speed over his opening practice session. Crafton shot to the top of the scoring pylon with a near-136 mph lap, and he beat out John Hunter Nemechek for the fastest lap of final practice. The driver of the No. 88 Toyota Tundra should crack the Top 5 in Saturday night's Drivin' for Linemen 200.

AJ Allmendinger tangled with the outside wall during Happy Hour practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon. The team will go to the backup car for Sunday's race.

Impact

The struggles of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing team continued Saturday at the two-mile Michigan oval. With just seconds left in final practice, Allmendinger lost control and got hard into the outside wall. The rear-end damage suffered was bad enough to forget repairs. The team will roll out the backup car and prepare it for Sunday's race. Allmendinger will have to start from the rear of the field as a result.

Brad Keselowski was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 197.401 mph.

Impact

The Penske Racing star found some extra speed in final practice and climbed to the top of the leader board. Keselowski's No. 2 Ford edged Kyle Busch for the fastest lap of the final session. The veteran driver will be a Top-5 threat in Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400.

Christopher Bell was fastest in opening practice for the Drivin' for Linemen Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 136.030 mph.

Impact

The No. 4 Toyota team is on fire. Coming off the big Texas win, Bell is looking for more trophies at Gateway. He showed the way in this opening session by beating out Noah Gragson for the fastest lap of the session. Bell will be the driver to beat in Saturday night's truck race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Kyle Busch won the pole for the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 193.564 mph.

Impact

Busch piloted the No. 18 Toyota to the pole position in Saturday's pole qualifying session. He edged Brad Keselowski to take the top starting spot for Saturday afternoon's race. The Joe Gibbs Racing star will be a top contender to win the Irish Hills 250.

Jimmie Johnson spun and crashed in Saturday's first practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He will have to go to the backup car for Sunday's race.

Impact

The No. 48 Chevrolet had shown it's speed in this practice. Johnson was third fastest before disaster struck. He lost control and spun into the infield grass coming off turn 4. The infield diversion caused enough damage to the car to retire it for the weekend. The Hendrick Motorsports star will go to the backup car for Sunday's 400-mile race, and as a result he'll have to now start from the rear of the field.

Truex Jr. was fastest in Saturday's first practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He turned a fast lap of 198.385 mph.

Impact

That makes two strong practice sessions for the Furniture Row Racing star. Truex beat out Kyle Busch for the fastest lap of the session. The No. 78 Toyota is very fast and Truex will have a great car for Sunday's 400-mile race. He'll be a top contender to win at the two-mile Michigan oval.

Brad Keselowski was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 193.149 mph.

Impact

Speeds picked up in final practice Friday afternoon at MIS. Keselowski also picked up the pace and put the No. 22 Ford atop the scoring pylon. He edged Elliott Sadler for the fastest lap of the session. Keselowski should crack the Top 5 in Saturday afternoon's 250-mile race at Michigan International Speedway.