Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan, leads 1-2-3 sweep for SHR

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Clint Bowyer clinched his second win this season and the tenth NASCAR Cup Series victory in a career on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, winning the rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400.

Bowyer’s #14 Ford Fusion was leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing as his teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch finished in P2 and P3 respectively. It’s the first 1-2-3 for SHR in team’s history.

Harvick led for most of the laps (49), Kurt Busch was in the lead for 46 laps, but Bowyer took the lead when it was the most important, on the restart on lap 126. One more caution followed on lap 129 after Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s spin. Rain started almost immediately and the race was stopped after 133 of a scheduled 200 laps. Previously, the start of the race was delayed two and a half hours by rain.

Clin Bowyer and Kevin Harvick

Clin Bowyer and Kevin Harvick

Kyle Busch finished fourth in the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, the only non-Ford driver in the top eight. Paul Menard came home fifth, ahead of Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray.

Kyle Busch retained the series lead by 75 points over Harvick in second and 98 over Logano in third.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes next weekend off, returning to action for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 24 at Sonoma Raceway.

Check the full results of the FireKeepers Casino 400

Photos: Jeff Zelevansky, Daniel Shirey/Getty Images,

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