Description The 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled for June 9, 2019 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 203 laps -- extended from 200 laps due to an overtime finish, on the two-mile (3.2 km) D-shaped oval, it will be the 15th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The race was postponed to Monday, June 10, due to rain.
Logano led 163 of 203 laps at the 2-mile track in the Irish Hills. He had the fastest car in qualifying on Saturday and the fastest car in the 15th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event of the season.
But after a late caution for Erik Jones’ spin into the infield grass below Turn 2, Logano needed overtime to seal the win. He needed a superb restart on Lap 202 to gain an edge. And he needed a determined drive over the last two laps, aided by spotter T.J. Majors, to hold off charging Kurt Busch by .147 at the finish.
Thanks to Logano’s victory, Ford Motor Company retained the Michigan Heritage Trophy that goes to the manufacturer of the winning car. Ford drivers have won the last three races at the 2-mile track.
Busch ran in or near the top five for the vast majority of the race. He was third for the final restart and quickly steered to the inside of Martin Truex Jr.’s Toyota to grab the second position.
Truex held the third spot, followed by Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch.
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