NCS: Harvick pulls off weekend Cup sweep, ties Wallace for 10th all-time

(NASCAR.com, Saturday summary) In ways both literally and figuratively, the NASCAR Cup Series field saw red most of Saturday afternoon — Kevin Harvick‘s red-colored No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, which dominated the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, resulting in Harvick‘s third Michigan win in the last four races and fourth of his career.

Harvick ultimately edged Michigan native Brad Keselowski by a mere .284 seconds for the victory on a final overtime restart. Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch completed the top 10.

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(NASCAR.com, Sunday summary) Kevin Harvick’s victory in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway gave the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team a weekend race sweep and a whole lot of momentum as the NASCAR Cup Series closes out its regular-season schedule at the end of this month.

Harvick’s win is a series-best sixth of the season and 55th of his career – placing the 44-year-old Californian in 10th on the NASCAR Cup Series all-time wins list, tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. Sunday marked the first time since 1971 (Richard Petty) that a driver has won back-to-back NASCAR Cup Series races on back-to-back days.

It was the fourth win in the last five Michigan races for Harvick and his weekend double earned the prestigious Michigan Heritage Trophy for Ford Motor Company – honoring the weekend’s top make in America’s auto manufacturer’s backyard.

Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch finished third and fourth followed by Team Penske’s Joey Logano. Harvick’s teammate Aric Almirola was sixth. Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch rounded out the top 10.

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