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Jamie McMurray finished ninth in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The No. 1 Chevrolet was strong and McMurray had a good balance between racing hard and conserving fuel. Like a lot of Michigan races this one would come down to fuel efficiency. McMurray would cruise across the finish line with a well-deserved ninth-place finish. It was his 12th Top-10 finish of the season and he remains eighth overall in the driver point standings after Michigan.

Sunday afternoon, Chase Elliott continued his run of success at Michigan International Speedway. Elliott led his teammates in Stage 1, Stage 2 and at the checkered flag, taking home an eighth-place finish in the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS. He has finished inside the Top 10 in all four of his trips to Michigan in the NASCAR Cup Series, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.

Impact

"We fought hard, definitely have some work to do, though, these next couple of weeks," Elliott said. "We'll keep fighting and go on to the next one." The effort failed to measure up to his prior three-consecutive runner-up finishes at the Michigan, oval but it was still a pretty good day for the No. 24 team. Elliott now has 13 Top-10 finishes on the season and sits seventh overall in the championship standings.

Austin Dillon finished seventh in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

Dillon was one of a handful of drivers that benefited from alternate pit strategies and the late cautions that marked this Michigan battle. The No. 3 team registered a sub-par 27th-place finish at this oval in June, so Dillon was looking to rebound from that outing. The Richard Childress Racing driver did turn in some great moves on the track as his 39 quality passes for the event demonstrates. It was just Dillon's third Top-10 finish of the season.

Chris Buescher finished sixth in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The JTG Daugherty Racing driver bucked his recent trends on the two-mile ovals with a great performance at Michigan. Buescher started 20th on the grid and had the right pit strategy for this changing-fortunes race. He would turn in only 41 laps inside the Top 15 in this 202-lap event, but those would come in the most important time, near the end of the race. It was Buescher's third Top 10 of the season and he has finished inside the Top 11 in three of the last four races.

Daniel Suarez crashed and finished 37th in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It was an unfortunate day at the track for Suarez and the No. 19 Toyota team. Things would go well enough through the first half of the race. Suarez would lead 3 laps and race among the leaders at times, and appear on his way to another Top-10 finish. However, disaster would strike on lap 140 when he and Kasey Kahne would get tangled up coming out of turn 2. Both cars would go spinning out of control and hard into the wall. The damage would send the No. 19 Toyota to the garage for the day, and Suarez would suffer just his second DNF of the season. The poor finish snapped a four-race Top-10 streak for the rookie driver.

Trevor Bayne finished fifth in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

Bayne turned in one of his best efforts of the season in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. He would start 21st on the grid, and use his strong Roush Fenway Racing Ford to race towards the front. Good track position and clean air would be paramount late in this race as most Michigan races. Bayne would cross the finish line fifth at the checkered flag for his first Top-5 finish of the season.

Ryan Newman finished fourth in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

Thanks to good pit strategy and improvements the team made to Newman's Chevrolet, the veteran driver worked his way through field. He was in great track position late in this race, and was able to navigate a couple cautions in the final 15 laps to be rewarded with a Top-5 finish. it was Newman's fifth Top 5 of the season, and he moves up one spot to 15th-place in the championship driver standings.

Erik Jones finished third in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

Sunday afternoon's performance was Jones' best effort of the season. The Furniture Row Racing rookie started and raced inside the Top 10 all afternoon long in the Pure Michigan 400. He led twice for 5 laps and raced among the best in the Monster Energy Cup Series in this 400-mile battle. Jones was in the mix for the win on the final restart, but he didn't have the speed to challenge Martin Truex Jr. or Kyle Larson. It was his second Top 5 of the season, and the young driver moves up two spots to 16th-place in the driver standings.

Truex Jr. finished second in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Furniture Row Racing star would see this one slip away on the final restart. Truex led 57 laps for the day, spread throughout this 200-lap event. He would restart on the front row for the green-white-checkered finish, but would lose a one-on-one battle with Kyle Larson over those last 2 laps. The runner-up finish was his 10th Top-5 finish of the season. Truex retains the standings lead after Michigan.

Kyle Larson won the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

This one played out a bit peculiar. Brad Keselowski dominated much of the race, but varying pit strategies and late accidents would shuffle the order at the front. Larson would pounce when the time was right. The race went into overtime, and on the green-white-checkered restart he took the lead from Martin Truex Jr. with a very aggressive move. Larson would run away over the final 2 laps and nab his third win of the season and third-straight victory at the Michigan oval. He remains second overall the championship standings.

Matt Tifft finished third in the First Energy Tans Am 100 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The young Joe Gibbs Racing driver turned in one of his best performances of the season at the Ohio road course Saturday. Tifft qualified well for this event, starting fifth on the grid. He would race among the leaders most of the day, and avoid the four major accidents over the final 22 laps. It was Tifft's first Top-5 finish of the season and he remains seventh overall in the championship point standings.

Daniel Hemric finished second in the First Energy Tans Am 100 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The Richard Childress Racing driver ran inside the Top 10 much of the event. Hemric would push forward to lead 8 laps scattered throughout the caution-filled second half of the race. In the closing laps he was in position to challenge for the win, but he could not subdue the dominant Sam Hornish Jr. Hemric would cross the finish line second for his third Top 5 of the season. He remains fifth overall in the driver point standings.

Hornish Jr. won the First Energy Tans Am 100 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The Penske Racing veteran turned in a dominant performance at the Ohio road course Saturday afternoon. Hornish led 61 of the 75, but it would be a wreck-filled stretch run to the finish. The race would go green with just 5 laps to go, and Hornish would hold off Daniel Hemric by just over 1 second to claim the victory. It was his first win of the season and fifth-career series win.

Kyle Busch finished third in the LTi Printing 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

It was a tough day at the track for the owner/driver of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra. Busch led a race high 47 laps and he won the first two stages going away. It looked like another truck series victory for Busch was in the making, but it would not be this day. A lap 65-restart would see contact and Busch's truck would suffer damage. He would spend the remainder of the race playing catch up before finally finishing third. It was his third Top-5 finish in just six starts this season.

Christopher Bell finished second in the LTi Printing 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The KBM rising star had a strong day at Michigan's two-mile oval. Bell didn't lead any laps, but he would race among the leaders most of this 100-lap event. He could hold off the hard-charging Darrell Wallace Jr., and he couldn't reel him in over the closing laps. However, it would be Bell's ninth Top-5 finish of the season. He remains the championship standings leader after Michigan.

Wallace Jr. won the LTi Printing 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Wallace made a triumphant return to action in this truck series event. He piloted the No. 99 Chevy truck for MDM Motorsports. The young driver passed Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric with just 11 laps to go and would hold on to claim the victory. It was his sixth-career win in this division of NASCAR in just his 45th start.

Hornish Jr. won the pole for the First Energy Tans Am 100 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 96.863 mph.

Impact

The No. 22 Ford team was impressive and Hornish piloted the car to a great lap during qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The veteran driver beat out Elliot Sadler to capture the pole position for the First Energy Trans Am 100. It was his first pole of the season and ninth of his career. Hornish is a four-time winner in this division of NASCAR, and he'll be aiming for his fifth win in Saturday's race.

Matt Crafton won the pole for the LTi 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 184.256 mph.

Impact

Crafton beat out Johnny Sauter to claim the top starting spot for Saturday's race at MIS. It was his first pole position of the season and the 13th of his truck series career. Crafton rides a four-race Michigan Top-10 streak into Saturday's action, and he'll be going for his first win at the two-mile oval in the LTi 200.

Brad Keselowski was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 200.865 mph.

Impact

Speeds were a bit down in this low key final practice at the Michigan oval. Keselowski showed the way in his No. 2 Ford by beating out Martin Truex Jr. for the fastest lap of the hour-long session. The Penske Racing star is looking like a contender to win Sunday's 400-mile battle at Michigan.

Hornish Jr. was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the First Energy Tans Am 100 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday morning. He turned a fast lap of 94.857 mph.

Impact

Hornish swept both practice sessions Saturday at the Mid-Ohio road course in the No. 22 Penske Ford. The veteran driver has had a rough go in his couple of Xfinity Series starts this season. However, his road racing skills should help him rebound Saturday at Mid-Ohio. Hornish should challenge the Top 5 in the First Energy Trans Am 100.