The Monster Energy Cup Series closes out the weekend with the FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
After failing pre-qualifying inspection twice, Martin Truex Jr has lost his head engineer.
And for the first time this season, there will be a NASCAR race without The Watermelon Man Ross Chastain who raced his truck in Texas on Friday night and then flew to Michigan for the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.
Joey Logano puts his number 22 Team Penske car on the pole with a time of 38.47 seconds around the two mile track.
Thirty six teams brought cars to MIS for the race.
The starting lineup for the FireKeepers 400:
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Martin Truex Jr
Stages one and two of the race are 60 laps each with stage three lasting 80 laps for a total of 200 laps and 400 miles. The drivers cannot complete any of the stages on a single fuel load.
After a rain storm and track drying delayed the start of the race, events finally get under way with a green track and cooler temperatures.
Drivers are seeing raindrops on their windshields as they move around the track on pace laps. After several pace laps,NASCAR brings the cars down pit road while they further assess the weather situation.
The cars are covered up and the drivers are again out of their cars while everyone waits out the rain cell moving through the area and the track drying equipment get back to work.
After over two hours of delays and attempted track drying, NASCAR has postponed the race until Monday evening.
NASCAR has called for a competition caution around lap 20.
After a delay of over 24 hours, Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and they are finally racing. Denny Hamlin takes the lead.
Lap four, Joey Logano gets around Denny Hamlin to take the lead with Paul Menard getting second; Hamlin drops to third.
Lap eight, Joey Logano holds on to a narrow lead over Kevin Harvick.
Lap 15, Joey Logano holds on to his narrow lead on Kevin Harvick.
NASCAR displays the competition caution on lap 21. Drivers can come down pit road for service including putting fuel in the cars.
Taking only two tires, Joey Logano leads the race off of pit road. After starting the race on the same tires they qualified on, Saturday morning; Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr, Alex Bowman, and Daniel Hemric took fuel only.
Jimmie Johnson and Matt DiBenedetto made contact on pit road as they were trying to get in and out of their pit stalls. The contact caused some damage to Johnson’s car that precipitated in Johnson making multiple trips down pit road.
Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 26 and holds on to his lead.
Lap 31, Joey Logano has a quarter of a second lead on Denny Hamlin while the drivers behind him battle for position.
Lap 39, Joey Logano’s lead is down to less than a quarter of a second on Erik Jones. Kurt Busch has moved into third place.
Kurt Busch bumps the wall but the track stays green.
Kevin Harvick is reporting that he has a loose wheel and may have to make an unscheduled trip down pit road.
With only 12 laps remaining in stage one, Joey Logano continues to lead the race as the positions behind him change; currently Aric Almirola holds the second spot with Erik Jones in third.
Lap 53, Kevin Harvick brings his car down pit road.
Aric Almirola battles Joey Logano for the lead but they are in traffic and Logano holds on to his lead.
Joey Logano wins stage one for his Cup leading sixth stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Martin treux Jr
Joey Logano wins the race off of pit roads. This time around the teams took four tires.
Kevin Harvick has to make a second trip down pit road during the caution flag.
Matt Tifft was caught speeding on pit road.
Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 68 and goes nose to nose with Alex Bowman before edging out for the lead.
Bubba Wallace has been charged with a restart violation.
Kyle Weatherman brings out the caution flag after he hits the wall on lap 71.
Kevin Harvick is reporting a vibration, but it is not the lug nuts.
Several of the drivers come down pit road for service and to pack the fuel cell to complete the stage.
Jimmie Johnson again has an issue on pit road and makes contact with another driver.
Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 76 and continues to lead the race.
Lap 81, Joey Logano continues to dominate the race with Ryan Blaney in second.
Lap 90, Joey Logano took the lead early in the race and has not let go; he has a lead of less than two tenths of a second on Kyle Larson. Bowman is reporting some handling issues with the car.
After staying out on the track during the last caution flag, the top seven drivers are questionable on whether or not they can make it to the end of the stage without making a pit stop for fuel.
Lap 107, Joey Logano continues to lead the race with Kyle Larson in second.
Eight laps remain in stage two; after going a lap down, Kevin Harvick has moved up to eighth place.
Kyle Larson becomes the first of the front seven to make a pit stop for fuel and tires.
With seven laps to go in stage two, leader Joey Logano brings his car down pit road for fuel.
Erik Jones becomes the next driver to come down pit road.
New leader Ryan Blaney brings his car down pit road.
Brad Keselowski was charged with a safety violation on his pit stop and will have to serve a pass through penalty.
Chase Elliott brings his car down pit road for fuel.
Clint Bowyer is the the leader and is the only driver yet to make a pit stop.
Clint Bowyer brings his car down pit road and gives the lead to Austin Dillon with Kevin Harvick in second.
Austin Dillon wins stage two for his first stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Martin Truex Jr
Taking only two tires, Joey Logano wins the race off of pit road.
Aric Almirola was charged with driving through too many pit boxes leaving pit road. He will have to restart the race from the back of the field.
After reviewing the video, NASCAR has deemed that Aric Almirola did not drive through too many pit boxes and he will restart in eleventh.
Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 128, but it is Kevin Harvick who takes the lead after Harvick, Chase Elliott, and Joey Logano get three wide across the track.
Kyle Larson and Joey Logano make contact but the track stays green.
Clint Bowyer brings out the caution flag with 72 laps remaining in the race when he gets into the wall twice after making contact with Erik Jones.
Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 134 and jumps out in front of Kyle Larson for the lead.
Kyle Larson takes the lead briefly before Joey Logano retakes the lead.
Austin Dillon brings out the caution flag after getting into the wall after making contact with William Byron.
Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart with Kevin Harvick alongside on lap 141 with Kevin Harvick getting the lead after drivers get three wide, but Joey Logano isn’t ready to let go and goes nose to nose with Harvick before Harvick finally takes the lead.
Erik Jones has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road with a possible flat tire.
Michael McDowell makes an unscheduled trip down pit road.
On lap 147 Joey Logano blows past Kevin Harvick to take the lead.
Bubba Wallace brings his car down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop.
Kevin Harvick challenges leader Joey Logano but Lugano holds on to the lead.
Fifty to go, Joey Logano has the lead with Kurt Busch in second.
Chase Elliott made an unscheduled pit stop on pit road after an on track incident.
Only 43 laps remaining in the race and drivers are getting three wide across the track as they battle for position.
Kyle Busch has entered the top 10 after the team has made multiple adjustments all during the race.
Forty laps remain in the race and leader Joey Logano has led 129 of the 160 run so far.
David Ragan and Matt Tifft got too high on the track and hit the wall but the track stays green. David Ragan brings his car down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop.
Thirty to go, Joey Logano continues to lead the race with Kevin Harvick in second.
Ty Dillon is the first driver to make green flag pit stops.
Twenty-six to go, leader Joey Logano brings his car down pit road for service and gives the lead over to Daniel Suarez.
Daniel Suarez comes down pit road and gives the lead over to Brad Keselowski.
With 20 laps to go, the top six drivers have yet to make a pit stop.
Leader Brad Keselowski comes down pit road and handing the lead over to Denny Hamlin.
Denny Hamlin comes down pit road and hands the lead over to William Byron with 16 laps remaining in the race.
William Byron comes down pit road and hands the lead to Ryan Preece. Preece is the last driver to make a pit stop; giving the lead back to Joey Logano.
With only 12 laps to go, Joey Logano has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Martin Truex Jr; the Busch brothers are right behind in third and fourth.
Ten to go, Joey Logano has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Martin Truex Jr.
Seven to go, Martin Truex Jr has closed the gap on leader Joey Logano to just over half a second.
Six to go and Logano’s lead is down to just two tenths of a second with Kurt Busch a half a second behind.
Erik Jones spins out and gets into the grass and brings out the caution flag with just five laps to go.
In an overtime restart Joey Logano edges out for the lead but the cars are getting three wide across the track.
Joey Logano takes the white flag with Kurt Busch on his bumper.
Joey Logano edges out Kurt Busch for the win to get his 23rd win of his career.
FireKeepers 400 results:
Martin Truex Jr
Ricky Stenhouse Jr