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In ways both literally and figuratively the NASCAR Cup Series field saw red most of Saturday afternoon.

Kevin Harvick’s red No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was out front the majority of the afternoon — leading a race-best 92 of the 161 laps — but five restarts in the final 30 laps, including an overtime finish, forced Harvick, “The Closer,” to close out the win.

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“This was just an awesome car to drive today,” Harvick said.

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Below is more about Harvick’s win, plus the complete results of Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan.

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Kevin Harvick dominated the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, resulting in his third Michigan win in the last four races and the fourth of his career. It was also his fifth win of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, tying him with Denny Hamlin for most in the series this year.

Harvick edged Michigan native Brad Keselowski by 0.284 seconds for the victory on a final overtime restart. 

“Kevin is just super-fast on the straightaways and doesn’t give up anything in the corner,” said Keselowski, who was hoping to become the first Michigan native to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at the state’s famed two-miler. “We’ve got some work to do.”

Keselowski was referring to the second half of the Michigan doubleheader weekend, which features another scheduled 156-lap race Sunday, the Consumers Energy 400 (4:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The lineup for Sunday’s race was set in a unique way — inverting the top 20 finishers on Saturday. That means 20th-place Chris Buescher and 19th-place Clint Bowyer will start out front.

NASCAR results at Michigan

Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five after Harvick and Keselowski. Busch was racing for the win when Harvick’s car almost made contact with Busch’s car. The resulting change in air flow caused Busch’s car to get loose and nearly hit the outside wall.

“Felt like we had a fast car,” said Busch, the reigning series champion who is still looking for his first victory of the season. “But it was the best of the rest. The 4 car (Harvick) was lights out. He deserved to win the race. It was a race for second today.”

Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch completed the top 10.

Below are the complete results from the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan:

Finish
Driver
1
Kevin Harvick
2
Brad Keselowski
3
Martin Truex Jr.
4
Ryan Blaney
5
Kyle Busch
6
Denny Hamlin
7
Chase Elliott
8
Joey Logano
9
Bubba Wallace
10
Kurt Busch
11
Erik Jones
12
Jimmie Johnson
13
Christopher Bell
14
William Byron
15
Matt DiBenedetto
16
Aric Almirola
17
Matt Kenseth
18
Tyler Reddick
19
Clint Bowyer
20
Chris Buescher
21
Alex Bowman
22
Corey LaJoie
23
Ty Dillon
24
Daniel Suarez
25
Ryan Preece
26
JJ Yeley
27
Quin Houff
28
Ryan Newman
29
Michael McDowell
30
Reed Sorenson
31
Austin Dillon
32
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
33
Timmy Hill
34
Cole Custer
35
Garrett Smithley
36
John Hunter Nemechek
37
Brennan Poole
38
James Davison
39
Joey Gase

Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.