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Because the starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan featured an inversion of the top 20 finishers from Saturday’s first leg of the doubleheader, Kevin Harvick was stuck in 20th to start the second leg.

About NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing. The privately owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and his son, Jim France, has been the CEO since August 6, 2018. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

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About Michigan
Michigan ( (listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. With a population of approximately 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, the 11th most extensive by area, and the largest by area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation’s most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called “the U.P.”) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. It also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.The area was first occupied by a succession of Native American tribes over thousands of years. Inhabited by Natives, Métis, and French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France colony. After France’s defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded the territory to the newly independent United States after Britain’s defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, a free one. It soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular émigré destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; immigration from many European countries to Michigan was also the busiest at that time, especially for those who emigrated from Finland, Macedonia and the Netherlands.Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country’s three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all in Metro Detroit). While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism due to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry.

And yet, the NASCAR Cup Series points leader is still the favorite for Sunday’s race at Michigan. Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang was that much better than other cars throughout Saturday’s race.

The question for the Consumers Energy 400, which features the same distance (156 laps and 312 miles) as Race 1, is whether Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott or anybody else who showed speed Saturday will have anything for Harvick on Sunday. Teams were able to make significant adjustments overnight, so the possibility exists.

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Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan. Follow below for complete results from the Consumers Energy 400.

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NASCAR at Michigan live race updates, highlights from Consumers Energy 400

6:58 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins. What a race with Denny Hamlin in the closing lap. Harvick sweeps the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Michigan.

6:54 p.m. ET: With six laps to go, Kevin Harvick’s lead over Denny Hamlin is shrinking to a few car lengths and less than half a second.

6:48 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 15 laps to go. Kevin Harvick takes the lead, and he’ll be tough to catch.

6:41 p.m. ET: Caution for debris from Alex Bowman’s shredded tire. This should make things interesting with 19 laps to go.

6:40 p.m. ET: With 20 laps to go, Kevin Harvick still has a strong lead over Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

6:28 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick runs down Aric Almirola and takes the lead with 40 laps to go.

6:23 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 47 laps to go. Kevin Harvick gets back to the lead, but Aric Almirola takes it from him a lap into the run.

6:16 p.m. ET: Caution. Christopher Bell spins in Turns 1 and 2 thanks to a flat right rear tire, but he keeps it out of the wall. Clint Bowyer gets the free pass right after pitting for a flat tire.

6:14 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 55 laps to go. Kevin Harvick pushes Denny Hamlin to the front and then takes the lead.

6:04 p.m. ET: Caution. Penkse-on-Penkse crime. Brad Keselowski goes low to try to take the lead from teammate Ryan Blaney in Turn 2, but he gets loose, slides up the track and collects Blaney. They both crash into the wall and are out for the rest of the race.

6 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart to begin Stage 3 on Lap 92. Ryan Blaney shoves Denny Hamlin to the front and then takes the lead from him. Hamlin is stuck battling with Kevin Harvick for second.

5:56 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins the race off pit road ahead of Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.

5:51 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick wins Stage 2 with ease by roughly four seconds over Brad Keselowski. Both of the first two stages play out caution-free. Michael McDowell gets the free pass under caution.

5:38 p.m. ET: Halfway through Stage 2, Kevin Harvick has a two-second lead over Brad Keselowski with Kyle Busch in third. The race is still caution-free.

5:27 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart to begin Stage 2 on Lap 48. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, who both take the top lane, shoot out to the front. Harvick eventually takes the lead.

5:20 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch wins the race off pit road with a blazing stop, and Kevin Harvick comes out second ahead of Clint Bowyer.

5:14 p.m. ET: Clint Bowyer wins Stage 1 after leading the entire segment, which goes green the entire way. Track position proves key, as Bowyer was never challenged for the lead after driving away from the start. Daniel Suarez gets the free pass under caution.

5:02 p.m. ET: Halfway through Stage 1, Clint Bowyer has a comfortable lead over Christopher Bell with Matt DiBenedetto in third. Race favorite Kevin Harvick has worked his way up to ninth after starting 20th.

4:48 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway is underway. Clint Bowyer eventually pulls ahead of William Byron to take the lead.

4:47 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon gets hit with a pass-through penalty for an unapproved adjustment on pit road before the race.

4:39 p.m. ET: Engines fired for the Consumers Energy 400.

12:15 p.m. ET: Chris Buescher (first), Tyler Reddick (third) and Aric Almirola (fifth) are among those giving up their starting positions by moving to backup cars for Sunday’s race, as they will need to start from the back of the pack. This makes Clint Bowyer the new pole-sitter.

NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan is based on where drivers finished in Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan. Below are the starting positions:

Start
Driver
Car No.
Team
1
Chris Buescher
17
Roush Fenway Racing
2
Clint Bowyer
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
3
Tyler Reddick
8
Richard Childress Racing
4
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
5
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
6
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wood Brothers Racing
7
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
8
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
9
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
10
Erik Jones
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
11
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
12
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
13
Joey Logano
22
Team Penske
14
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
15
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
16
Kyle Busch
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
17
Ryan Blaney
12
Team Penske
18
Martin Truex Jr.
19
Joe Gibbs Racing
19
Brad Keselowski
2
Team Penske
20
Kevin Harvick
4
Stewart-Haas Racing
21
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
22
Corey LaJoie
32
Go Fas Racing
23
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
24
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
25
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
26
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
27
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
28
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
29
Michael McDowell
34
Front Row Motorsports
30
Reed Sorenson
74
Spire Motorsports
31
Austin Dillon
3
Richard Childress Racing
32
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
33
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsports Business Management
34
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
35
Garrett Smithley
53
Rick Ware Racing
36
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Front Row Motorsports
37
Brennan Poole
15
Premium Motorsports
38
James Davison
51
Petty Ware Racing
39
Josh Bilicki
7
Tommy Baldwin Racing

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