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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Summer Michigan Race Page

Consumers Energy 400
(312 miles)
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Michigan International Speedway
4:30pm/et
Laps: 156 - Stages: 40/85/156
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, August 7
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
12:00 PM 12:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, August 8
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:00 AM-9:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
9:00 AM-11:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 40/85/156 LAPS = 312 MILES)

Sunday, August 9
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
8:30 AM-3:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
4:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 40/85/156 LAPS = 312 MILES)
8:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Kevin Harvick sweeps Michigan and gets 55th career Cup win: 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 10th on the NASCAR Cup Series all-time wins list tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. And Sunday marked the first time since 1971 (Richard Petty) a driver has won back-to-back NASCAR Cup Series races on back-to-back days.[Read More](8-9-2020)

Sunday Paint Schemes

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The win is his 6th win of the year, 5th at Michigan, and 55th career win. He won both races at Michigan this weekend.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #10-Almirola, #21-DiBenedetto, #3-Dillon, #9-Elliott, and #1-Busch.
Pole sitter #17-Buescher finished 20th after having to start the race at the rear for going to a backup car.
Stage 1 was won by #14-Bowyer. Stage 2 was won by #4-Harvick.
There were 10 lead changes among 6 drivers and 5 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 144.463mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Michigan:
Kevin Harvick won the 51st Annual Consumers Energy 400, his 55th victory in 704 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his sixth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his fifth victory and 21st top-10 finish in 40 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 30 races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2020.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 30 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Christopher Bell (17th) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Stewart-Haas Racing’s sixth NASCAR Cup Series victory at Michigan International Speedway.
Ford wins the Heritage Trophy in 2020 sweeping both races at Michigan International Speedway. Today’s victory is Ford’s 41st win at Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Kevin Harvick becomes the first driver to win back-to-back races at the same track in consecutive days in the NASCAR Cup Series. The last driver to win a Cup races in consecutive days was NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty in 1971 (7/14-15/1971 at Islip and Saratoga).
(NASCAR)(8-9-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Michigan (race 22):
(4 races remaining until the Playoffs begin)

Pos Driver
Wins
Points
Behind
1) #4-Kevin Harvick
6
916
leader
2) #11-Denny Hamlin
5
776
3) #2-Brad Keselowski
3
779
4) #22-Joey Logano
2
717
5) #12-Ryan Blaney
1
741
6) #9-Chase Elliott
1
721
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
1
716
8) #88-Alex Bowman
1
585
9) #3-Austin Dillon
1
501
10) #41-Cole Custer
1
396
Currently in on points
11) #10-Aric Almirola
669
-247
12) #18-Kyle Busch
651
-265
13) #1-Kurt Busch
648
-268
14) #14-Clint Bowyer
571
-345
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto
568
-348
16) #24-William Byron
537
-379
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #20-Erik Jones
511
-405
18) #48-Jimmie Johnson
511
-405
19) #8-Tyler Reddick
501
-415
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #15-Poole (engine change), #7-Bilicki (transmission change, driver change), #3-Dillon (backup car), #6-Newman (backup car), #8-Reddick (backup car), #10-Almirola (backup car), #17-Buescher (backup car), #34-McDowell (backup car) #37-Preece (backup car), #38-Nemechek (backup car), #41-Custer (backup car), #74-Sorenson (multiple inspection failures), #96-Suarez (multiple inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the results of Saturday’s race.
Saturday winner #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1.
Saturday runner-up #2-Keselowski took the 2nd stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(8-8-2020)

#17-Chris Buescher will start from the pole for the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
#14-Bowyer will start second, followed by #8-Reddick, #42-Kenseth, #10-Almirola, #21-DiBenedetto, #24-Byron, #95-Bell, #48-Johnson, and #20-Jones.
The lineup was set by the finish of Saturday’s race with the top 20 finishers inverted.
See the complete Consumers Energy 400 Starting Lineup.(8-8-2020)

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Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Bilicki, #27-Yeley, #51-Davison, #53-Smithley, #74-Sorenson.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Brian Rich, SVP Consumers Energy
Command: Brian Rich
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Fr. Geoff Rose
National Anthem: Laine Hardy
Flyover: None

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