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Michigan winners and losers

After Kevin Harvick's victory at Michigan, he takes his son Keelan for a ride to get the checkered flag and celebrates with some on-track burnouts.


Kevin Harvick — Scored his second win in the last four races, overcoming a flat tire and a loose wheel. He was the favorite this weekend and came through. Harvick also got to take son Keelan for a victory burnout afterward.

Denny Hamlin — Runner-up finish was his fifth consecutive top-five result. He also has scored the most points since the race at Chicagoland Speedway, collecting 273 points in seven races (an average of 39 points per race).

Scott Graves — Crew chief for Ryan Newman called his driver in to top off for fuel on Lap 151, a lap after pitting under caution. That extra fuel proved critical. Newman ran out of fuel off Turn 4 and finished 12th, passing both Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson in the points to move into a playoff spot with three races left in the regular season.

Ryan Preece — He finished seventh for his best Cup result on a track other than Daytona and Talladega.

Ty Dillon — His 11th-place result was his best finish this season at a track other than Daytona.


Clint Bowyer Crash after contact with Paul Menard caused Bowyer to place 37th, his fourth finish of 30th or worse in the last nine races.
Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski — Both had to pit in the final laps and give up potential top-five finishes. Blaney finished 24th. Keselowski placed 19th.

Joey Logano — Finished 17th, losing seven points to Kyle Busch in their battle for the regular-season championship (and the 15 playoff points that go with it). Busch leads Logano by 20 points.

Jimmie Johnson — Early contact with the wall caused him to fall laps behind the leaders. He never recovered, finishing 30th or worse for the third time in the last five races, and fell out of a playoff spot.