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Listen to this article Hamlin finished second in Stage 1 and took the Stage 2 win on Sunday and looked to be in excellent position heading into the final round of green-flag stops to challenge for his third win of 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. On Lap 160 of 200, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Christopher Bell, attempted to block an advance by Ross Chastain and the two ended up wrecking into the Turn 4 wall to bring out a caution. Most of the cars, including Hamlin, elected to pit but Kevin Harvick stayed on the track and inherited the…

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Listen to this article Wallace kicked off the weekend winning the pole for Sunday’s race – the first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin. He followed that up with a strong performance in the race, leading 23 of the 200 laps and put himself in contention for the win late in the race. Kevin Harvick had stayed out on the final caution and deftly held off Wallace and Kyle Larson on a wild restart with 35 to go. Harvick cleared for the lead and built up a sizeable…

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Listen to this article Harvick had just made his final green-flag stop for tire and fuel to make it to the finish when Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain wrecked on Lap 160 of 200 to bring out a caution. All of the lead-lap cars ahead of Harvick elected to pit but he and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford stayed out and inherited the lead. On the ensuring restart, Harvick got a great jump on the field to clear for the lead and spent the final 37 laps cruising to the win without serious challenge. He took the checkered flag…

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Listen to this article Harvick had just made his final green-flag stop for tire and fuel to make it to the finish when Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain wrecked on Lap 160 of 200 to bring out a caution. All of the lead-lap cars ahead of Harvick elected to pit but he and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford stayed out and inherited the lead. On the ensuring restart, Harvick got a great jump on the field to clear for the lead and spent the final 37 laps cruising to the win without serious challenge. He took the checkered flag…

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Listen to this article Earlier Sunday NASCAR moved up the green-flag start of the 400-mile race to 3:01 p.m. ET with the threat of thunderstorms in the area. However, 30 minutes before the adjusted start time a 30-minute lightning hold was announced and shortly afterward rain began falling. On Saturday, Bubba Wallace led a Toyota sweep of the top three starting positions in qualifying and won his first career Cup Series pole. Wallace and Christopher Bell will share the front row. The pole was also the first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup…

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Listen to this article Andretti, 35, is the grandson of motorsports icon Mario Andretti. Andretti competed full-time as an IndyCar driver from 2006 to 2020, winning twice. Since then, he has made one-off appearances in the Indianapolis 500, a race he has started 17 times. Most recently, he earned the championship in Season 2 of Tony Stewart’s six-week Superstar Racing Experience (SRX). He beat NASCAR veterans Ryan Newman and Bobby Labonte to take the title. But now he will take on NASCAR itself, making his debut in the Xfinity Series later this year during the playoffs. He will pilot the…

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Listen to this article Gibbs, 19, dominated the final stage of Saturday’s race at Michigan International Speedway which remained caution-free, but his No. 54 Toyota did pick up a sizeable piece of debris on his grille on Lap 88 of 125. Gibbs pulled up behind the lapped car of Blaine Perkins and the air quickly dislodged the debris and returned his engine temperature to normal. After successfully navigating a round of green-flag pit stops, Gibbs was not seriously threatened for the lead and won by 1.160 seconds over Justin Allgaier. The win is the fifth of the year for Gibbs…

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Listen to this article Wallace, the last of the 10 cars to qualify in the final round, easily topped Christopher Bell with an average lap speed of 190.703 mph. Wallace and Bell (189.898 mph) will share the front row to start Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the first for Wallace in his career and first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup driver Denny Hamlin. “That was tough – it took me five years to get my first pole,” Wallace said. “It’s a testament to everyone at 23XI, everybody on…

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Listen to this article Wallace, the last of the 10 cars to qualify in the final round, easily topped Christopher Bell with an average lap speed of 190.703 mph. Wallace and Bell (189.898 mph) will share the front row to start Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the first for Wallace in his career and first for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Cup driver Denny Hamlin. “That was tough – it took me five years to get my first pole,” Wallace said. “It’s a testament to everyone at 23XI, everybody on…

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Listen to this article Busch set his top average lap speed of 188.788 mph in the first 20-minute session but Bubba Wallace came close in the second session with a lap at 188.432 mph. Denny Hamlin ended up third-fastest, Ty Gibbs was fourth and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top-five. Tyler Reddick was the top non-Toyota driver in practice, coming in sixth overall in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Among those drivers who ran at last 10 consecutive laps, Hamlin had the fastest average speed (186.992 mph). Wallace and Gibbs were second and third, respectively, in that category. Read…

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