Kyle Larson Wins Third Straight at Michigan
There must be something about Michigan International Speedway that brings out the best in Kyle Larson. He admitted he didn't think he had even a top-10 car on Sunday, but at the end he was good enough to be at the front of the field for an overtime restart. It was there that he took advantage of a mistake by Martin Truex, Jr and it paid off for Larson with his third straight win at Michigan.
Truex appeared to have the car to beat in the late going, but a wreck with just four laps to go brought out the red flag and set up the overtime. Truex says it allowed his tires to cool off and when it came time to get going again he spun the tires just enough to let Larson get by him. Larson led only two laps, the last two, but that's all he needed for his fourth career victory and third in a row at Michigan.
Rookie Eric jones came in third to match a career-best finish. Ryan Newman and Trevor Bayne completed the Top 5.
Brad Keselowski started from the pole and dominated early leading 105 laps, but faded to finish 17th.
Next stop is Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.