This weekend, NASCAR runs a split triple header with the Camping World Truck Series in Texas while the Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series take on the two mile track at Michigan Motor Speedway.

The Monster Energy Cup Series runs the FireKeepers Casino 400 and will reach speeds in excess of 200mph.

Prior to the three rounds of qualifying, all 39 teams passed inspection.

After three rounds of qualifying with a lap of 35.40 seconds, Kurt Busch won the pole and will bring the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the FireKeepers 400:
Kurt Busch
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch – moved to the back of the field for a splitter issue during inspection
Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
Aric Almirola
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Erik Jones – moved to the back of the field for a splitter issue during inspection
Ryan Blaney
Denny Hamlin – moved to the back of the field for a splitter issue during inspection
Ryan Newman
Clint Bowyer
Chase Elliott
William Byron
Paul Menard
Austin Dillon
Martin Truex Jr
Chris Buescher
Matt Kenseth
Jimmie Johnson
Alex Bowman
Daneil Suarez
Michael McDowell
Jamie McMurray
AJ Allmendinger
Kyle Larson
David Ragan
Bubba Wallace
Kasey Kahne
Matt DiBenedetto
Ty Dillon
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Gray Gaulding
BJ McLeod
Landon Cassill
D. J. Kennington
Timmy Hill
Garrett Smithley

After causing major delays during the Xfinity race, the weather is once again causing issues for the drivers. The start of the race has been delayed due to rain. Once the race begins, NASCAR will throw a competition caution on lap 25.

After a delay of over two hours, NASCAR calls the drivers to their cars the get the race underway.

Stages one and two of the race are 60 laps each with stage three lasting 80 laps for a total of 200 laps around the two mile track. The drivers must complete at least the first two stages in order for the race to be considered a complete race.

Getting ready to run speeds of over 200 miles per hours, pole sitter Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of the race but it is Brad Keselowski who started along side Busch on the front row that gets out in front first.

Kurt Busch leads lap one with Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Aric Amirola, and Clint Bowyer rounding out the top five.

Garrett Smithley has taken his car to the garage.

Lap seven, Kurt Busch holds on to the lead with Kevin Harvick in second; Brad Keselowski, Aric Almirola, and Joey Logano round out the top five. The three drivers who had to start from the back of the field – Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Denny Hamlin – have moved up at least 10 spots.

Divers are reaching speeds of 219mph.

Lap 10, Kurt Busch continues to lead with Kevin Harvick on his bumper.

Lap 12, after starting in 26th, Kyle Larson has moved up to 14th.

Lap 17 Kurt Busch has led every lap so far; Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Aric Almirola, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Lap 18, Kyle Busch is in the top 20.

Lap 20 Kurt Busch has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Kevin Harvick; Brad Keselowski, Aric Almirola, and Clint Bowyer round out the top five.

There are 34 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 23, Kurt Busch’s lead is down to under a second over team mate Kevin Harvick.

Lap 25, Kurt Busch has pulled out to a lead of over two and a half seconds on Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR throws the competition caution on lap 26. Corey LaJoie is the “lucky dog”.

Kurt Busch wins the race off of pit road with Kevin Harvick in second. Busch, Harvick, and Denny Hamlin all took only two tires.

Paul Menard and Erik Jones were caught speeding on pit road. Aric Almirola lost eleven spots on the track after sliding through his pit stall and having to make a second trip down pit road.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 29 with Kurt Busch getting out in front for the lead. The drivers are getting four wide across the track.

Lap 32, Kurt Busch is in the lead with Brad Keselowski in second; Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Lap 34, Kyle Busch is just outside the top 10 in 12th after having to start the race at the back of the field.

David Ragan brings out the caution flag after getting loose, spins out and hits the wall. Bubba Wallace was also involved in the crash when Ragan made contact with Wallace’s car. Landon Cassi is the “lucky dog”.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 40 and holds on to the lead of the race with Brad Keselowski in second.

The top five are Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch is in the top 10 in eighth place.

Lap 44, Kurt Busch is in the lead with Ryan Blaney in second; Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 46, Ryan Blaney passes Kurt Busch to take the lead; Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 50 Ryan Blaney is in the lead with Kurt Busch in second; Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

Lap 52, Ryan Blaney has pulled out to a two second lead on Kurt Busch.

Lap 54, Ryan Blaney has a three and a half second lead on Kurt Busch.

Matt Kenseth brings out the third caution flag of the race after spinning out. Timmy Hill is the “lucky dog”.

Chase Elliott brings his car down pit road with a flat tire.

In a one lap shootout, Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag restart to end stage one.

Ryan Blaney wins stage one. This is Blaney’s fourth stage win this season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Ryan Blaney
Kyle Larson
Clint Bowyer
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Kurt Busch
William Byron
Joey Logano
Aric Almirola

Taking only two tires Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon win the race off of pit road.

Kasey Kahne brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 66 and holds on to the lead while drivers jockey for position behind him.

Getting four wide, drivers get loose and stacked up. Daniel Suarez spins out and brings out the caution flag.

Kasey Kahne brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 72 but gets passed b Kevin Harvick.

The top five are Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Blaney

Lap 75 Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a near one second lead on Clint Bowyer; Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, and Kasey Kahne round out the top five.

Lap 83, Kevin Harvick has a one second lead on Clint Bowyer with Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, and Joey Logano rounding out the top five.

FOX broadcaster reports that he sees some raindrops as they discuss the drivers reaching speeds of 220mph.

Kyle Larson gets turned around and takes an off track excursion through the grass; bringing out the caution flag on lap 85.

Kevin Harvick wins the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Paul Menard brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 90 but Kevin Harvick takes the lead of the race.

The top five are Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, and Kyle Busch.

Lap 95, Kevin Harvick has a one second lead on Paul Menard; Clint Bowyer, Kurt and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Lap 100, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Clint Bowyer; Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Lap 105, Kevin Harvick’s lead is now three seconds on Clint Bowyer; Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Lap 110 Kevin Harvick has a lead of over two and a half seconds on Clint Bowyer; Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Kyle Busch round out the top five. There are 30 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 115, Kevin Harvick has a two and a half second lead on Clint Bowyer; Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, and Paul Menard round out the top five.

Kevin Harvick wins stage two for his eighth stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kevin Harvick
Clint Bowyer
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Paul Menard
Ryan Blaney
Brad Keselowski
Jamie McMurray
Erik Jones
William Byron

Taking only two tires, Clint Bowyer wins the race off of pit road.

Clint Bowyer brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 126 with Kevin Harvick jumping out in front for the lead of the race. Harvick and Bowyer battle for the lead; swapping the lead back and forth for a few laps before Clint Bowyer finally takes the lead.

Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch battle for position.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr brings out the caution flag when he gets bumped from behind by Kasey Kahne and spins out.

And the rains have returned with 67 laps remaining in the race. NASCAR has displayed the red flag.

If the race ends under these conditions, Stewart-Haas Racing will finish the race 1-2-3.

At 6:47pm NASCAR has called the race and Clint Bowyer has been named the winner of the race.

The unofficial results of the FireKeepers Casino 400:
Clint Bowyer
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Paul Menard
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Ryan Blaney
Chase Elliott
Jamie McMurray
Aric Almirola
Denny Hamlin
William Byron
Austin Dillon
Erik Jones
Alex Bowman
AJ Allmendinger
Martin Truex Jr
Bubba Wallace
Jimmie Johnson
Ty Dillon
Ryan Newman
Kasey Kahne
Chris Buescher
Michael McDowell
Ross Chastain
Corey LaJoie
Kyle Larson
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Daniel Suarez
Gray Gaulding
Landon Cassill
Matt Kenseth
DJ Kennington
Timmy Hill
BJ McLeod
Matt DiBenedetto
David Ragan
Garrett Smithley

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