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The Pit Stop


August 15, 2010 4:19 PM

Kevin Wins At Michigan

Kevin Harvick Michigan.jpgSprint Cup drivers are back in Michigan for the Carfax 400. Kasey Kahne earlier in the week was able to pick up the poll for the event.

"Last race you can control everything," said Clint Boyer who is fighting with Mark Martin over the final spot in the chase. Kurt Busch stated that he is on the loose side of tings with his car. "Qualifying effort was strong," said Jimmie Johnson. "My car is pretty good," Greg Biffle.

At the starts of the green flag it was Jimmie Johnson that was leading lap as Greg Biffle got hot. A few laps into the race and it was Mark Martin hitting the wall and then he just starts going backwards. Greg was able to take the lead of the race on lap 14. Greg kept on leading laps and Mark Martin came down pit road for service. On the next lap though the caution comes out as Kurt Busch and his car blows up. The caution was very close for some cars to run out of fuel.

"Kind of a bummer deal," said Kurt Busch. He also stated that his motor was giving him the right amount of juice during practice.

Greg Biffle was able to win the race off pit road. Greg led all the laps during the next green flag run that saw Mark Martin wind up the last car on the lead lap and almost go one lap down. The caution popped out on lap 60 for sprinkle that fell on the race track

The leaders pit again and Greg Biffle wins the race off pit road again while Mark Martin made multiple pits down pit road to fix his car. This led to the longest green flag run of the day. Greg Started off leading more laps as Tony Stewart got hot and took over the lead of the race on lap 84. He then put Mark Martin a lap down. Green flag pit stops started at lap 98. Tony pitted on lap 103 and kept the lead of the race after pit stops were over.

Levin Harvick gets hot and at Lap 112 now leads the race and starts to break out into a nice sized lead. At lap 120 his lead over Tony Stewart was over four seconds. Then Greg Biffle moves into second place, but at lap 130 Greg was over 6 seconds back of Kevin for the lead of the race. Around lap 138 the next round of green flag pit stops start. Kevin comes in at lap 142 and was able to keep the lead of the race with Greg Biffle in second.

The caution finally comes out for Ryan Newman who spins out on lap 148. The leader pitted with a lot of cars taking only two tires as fuel. The racing after the green flag got wild and getting the worst of it was Jeff Gordon who wound up getting hut by Jeff Burton. The Jeff Gordon slowed down enough to bring out the caution.

This time the cars that came down pit road only took fuel and Tony Stewart won the race off pit road. Only a couple cars stay out. The green flag drops and Martin Truex Jr. gets to lead laps. Then David Ragan gets hot and takes the lead with 34 laps left, but he did not keep it long and with 33 laps left Tony Stewart takes the lead as the caution comes out for debris.

The caution brought in the leaders again with Kyle Busch taking a very long time to fix his car. Tony Stewart was able to win the race off pit road. The green flag drops with 28 laps left and Tony Stewart wins the race to first place. Then Denny Hamlin gets hot and take the lead with 22 laps left putting Tony back into third place. Kevin Harvick though is stuck in second at this time and made many moves to get the lead of the race. He finally got the lead with 11 laps left as he went high to pass Denny. Kevin then darts out to a one second plus lead and the win of the race.

"This has been a very bad track for us," said Kevin Harvick. He also stated that he was not good on the restarts.

Kasey Kahne stated the car got tight on him.

"We had a really fast car," said Greg Biffle. "A lot of fun racing today."

"Car was really fast the last run," said Mark Martin. He stated that he though he had a decent car, but everything went wrong at the start.

"Great finish for us," said Matt Kenseth.

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