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Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick grab stage wins at Michigan

Stage 1

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.

Finish Driver Team Race points
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

Stage 2

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.

Finish Driver Team Race points
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