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Kevin Harvick sweeps stages at Michigan as Truex runs dry in Stage 2

Kevin Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr. on Lap 110 and went on to win Stage 2, sweeping the stage wins on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. With Truex Jr. conserving fuel, Harvick scooted past on the inside lane and cruised to his series-leading 12th stage victory of the 2018 season.

Truex had to come to pit road with one lap remaining in the stage because his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was running dry. Since pit road was closed for the end of the stage, Truex was assessed a penalty.

RELATED: Stage 2 results

Just like in Stage 1, Kyle Busch finished second in Stage 2 in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, with Ryan Blaney third in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford. Kurt Busch, in the No. 41 SHR Ford, and Austin Dillon, in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, rounded out the top five.

Joey Logano rebounded from shock problems on the opening pace laps to finish sixth in Stage 2.

Erik Jones spun for the second time on Lap 83 bringing out a caution, but Jones had rebounded to 15th place by the end of the stage.

STAGE 2 RESULTS

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing  10
2 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing   9
3 Ryan Blaney Team Penske   8
4 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing   7
5 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing   6
6 Joey Logano Team Penske   5
7 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing   4
8 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing   3
9 Brad Keselowski Team Penske   2
10 Kyle Larson  Chip Ganassi Racing   1

Stage 1

Kevin Harvick took the lead from Kyle Busch on a restart following a competition caution on Lap 25 and did not look back to win Stage 1.

Kyle Busch finished second in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Ford coming in third. Kurt Busch, in the No. 41 SHR Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, rounded out the top five.

RELATED: Stage 1 results

Truex rebounded from an early incident with the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by William Byron. The two collided in Turn 2 on Lap 15 with Byron taking the brunt of the damage. Truex, meanwhile, took no tires on the competition-caution pit stop to make up ground.

Erik Jones also brought out a caution by spinning in Turn 4 on Lap 8.

STAGE 1 RESULTS

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1  Kevin Harvick  Stewart-Haas Racing  10
2  Kyle Busch  Joe Gibbs Racing   9
3  Ryan Blaney  Team Penske   8
4  Kurt Busch  Stewart-Haas Racing   7
5  Martin Truex Jr.  Furniture Row Racing   6
6  Denny Hamlin  Joe Gibbs Racing   5
7  Aric Almirola  Stewart-Haas Racing   4
8  Ryan Newman  Richard Childress Racing   3
9  Brad Keselowski  Team Penske   2
10  Alex Bowman  Hendrick Motorsports   1