Bowyer wins rain-marred MI race

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Blaney was the victor of the race's first stage.

Harvick came out second after pit stops on Lap 87 after a Larson spin brought out a caution a spot behind Menard, who didn't pit. That took about the only non-SHR/Penske threat out of the picture, as Larson finished in 28th.

On the following restart on lap 126, Bowyer had to hold off his Stewart Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick who had four tires and the faster auto. After a drag race for a full lap, the No. 14 pulled ahead of the No. 4.

Kurt Busch broke into the lead when the green flag finally waved and kept it until the first caution came out for competition reasons on Lap 30 as NASCAR wanted to check tire wear and other variables as is custom after rain washes a track "green" before a race.

NASCAR wasted very little time in calling the race which gave Bowyer his second victory of the season. The win is SHR's seventh this season. Brad Keselowski 7. Joey Logano 8. Chase Elliott matched his auto number with a ninth-place finish for Hendrick Motorsports, while Larson's Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray scored his third top-10 run of the season in 10th. Now in his second year with Stewart-Haas Racing, his career has been rejuvenated. He also had to battle back from an uncontrolled tire during a pit stop. MI is considered the home track for the manufacturer and it turned out to be a Blue Oval day as Kyle Busch in a Toyota was the only non-Ford finisher in the top eight. There were 10 cautions for 37 laps, including one from laps 81-88 after a multicar incident in Turn 2. RFR didn't have the same kind of day on Sunday.

With more bad weather threatening but the race past official length, Bowyer started up front, with Harvick, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch and Keselowski comprising the rest of the top five, in order.

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It wasn't a good day for Toyotas.

Three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers - points leader Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones - had to start at the back because of inspection failures related to the splitter. Plus, Daniel Suarez has hit a cold streak. The son of Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir Guerrero and one of baseball's highest-ranked prospects, Guerrero Jr. left Wednesday's game for Double-A New Hampshire after going 2 for 2 with two singles, raising his average to.407. That's dropped him down to 21st in points, about 70 points behind the cutoff.

FORT WORTH, Texas - Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps of Saturday night's IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, winning for the second consecutive weekend and quickly breaking a tie for the third-most career wins in series history. "It's not lifting and how you get back to the gas or any of that, but it's making the move at the right time". The top Chevy driver is Larson, in 10th place. The team has even scored three finishes in the 15th - 20th range this season.

"Of course, when you build a auto, you learn from what you have, you try to put forth your best effort, your best foot forward into building a new vehicle, that Mustang that's going to be awesome for us". That wasn't the case on Sunday, which emphasized how nice this design looks.

At its All-Star Race last month, NASCAR tested an aerodynamic package that used restrictor plates to slow down the cars by limiting air flow through the engine and used ducts in the front of the cars that push air through the front wheel wells in addition to a bigger rear spoiler.

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