Ryan Blaney was quickest on a restart with one lap to go and won Stage 1 of the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. For Blaney, who started ninth, the stage win was his fourth of the 2018 season.
Blaney held off Kyle Larson, who rebounded from starting 26th to finish second.
RELATED: Full Stage 1 results
Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five. Hamlin started at the rear of the field, along with Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones, for failing pre-race inspection (splitter).
Pole-sitter Kurt Busch led 46 of the first 60 laps but dropped to seventh to end the stage.
|1||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||10|
|2||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||9|
|3||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||8|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||7|
|5||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||6|
|6||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||5|
|7||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||4|
|8||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||3|
|9||Joey Logano||Team Penske||2|
|10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||1|
Kevin Harvick took the lead on a restart on Lap 91 and did not look back in winning Stage 2 of Sunday’s race. For the driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford it was his series-leading eighth stage win of the season.
Fords dominated the Stage 2 results with Clint Bowyer placing second and pole-sitter Kurt Busch third. Kyle Busch, in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, was fourth.
Paul Menard, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski finished fifth, sixth and seventh to continue the Ford parade. Jamie McMurray, in eighth place, was the top Chevrolet.
McMurray’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Kyle Larson didn’t fare nearly as well during the stage, spinning on Lap 85 and bringing out a caution. Larson fell a lap down as a result of the mishap.
|1||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||10|
|2||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||9|
|3||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||8|
|4||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||7|
|5||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||6|
|6||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||5|
|7||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||4|
|8||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||3|
|9||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||2|
|10||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||1|