Kevin Harvick catches Hamlin, sweeps Michigan over weekend


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Kevin Harvick did a weekend-long double sweeper sweep at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, with Danny Hamlin riding a dominant Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford for his second NASCAR Cup Series win in a two-day event.

Harvick led 90 laps of 156 laps at Sunday’s Consumer Energy 400, followed by 92 of 161 at the Saturday Triumph at the 2-mile Michigan Track. His sixth win of the season was his fifth in Michigan and the 55th win of his Cup Series career, tying him with Rusty Wallace on the series’ all-time win list.

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Hamlin placed second at No. 11, Gibbs Racing Toyota, just .093 seconds – about the length of the car – behind the checked flag. Martin Truex Jr. finished in the second straight race with Kyle Busch fourth and Joey Logano fifth.

The victory also sealed the Michigan Heritage Trophy for Ford. The award is given to the top performing automaker at the two annual Cup Series races at MIS.

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A mid-race crash fired Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blane from contention. Keselowski was at the bottom of his lap 96 competition when his No. 2 Ford broke loose, collecting Blane’s No. 12 Mustang. Both cars demolished the Turn 2 retaining wall, ending the day early for both. Blaney finished 38th with Keselowski last in the 39-car field.

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The next race for the Cup Series is scheduled for Go Bowling 235, Sunday (3 pm ET, NBC, MRN, SeriousXM) at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. This will mark the first event of the series on the oval-road course layout.

This story will be updated.