With the finish line in sight and Truex in the lead with Johnson right behind him, Johnson slid in one of the final turns, spinning Truex in the process. That allowed an opening for Ryan Blaney to pass both of them and win
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.
Denny Hamlin won his first race of the year by holding off Kyle Larson over the final laps at New Hampshire Speedway on Sunday. Hamlin led 54 of 301 laps for his third career win at New Hampshire and he did it in a back-up car after crashing his primary car in a Friday practice session.
It's been an impressive season for Kyle Larson. After 15 races he has 10 Top-10's including five second-place finishes and two victories. His latest win is his second in a row at Michigan and the third of his career.
It doesn't matter how many laps you lead, just as long as it's the last one. Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson on an overtime restart to win at Dover's Monster Mile on Sunday for his third Cup victory of the season, his 11th at Dover and the 83rd of his career. It ties him with Cale Yarborough for sixth place on NASCAR's all-time win list.
After Sunday's rainout, Monster Energy Cup drivers were greeted by a beautiful day at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday and it turned out to be a perfect day for Jimmie Johnson who won his second straight race. Johnson led 81 of 500 laps to claim his 82nd career victory putting him just one behind Cale Yarborough and two behind Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip.
Chalk up the seventh Cup win for Jimmie Johnson at Texas Motor Speedway. He passed Joey Logano with 16 laps left and pulled away for his first victory of the season and 81st of his career. Not a bad day after starting from the rear because he didn't use the same set of tires he qualified with.