- Kevin Harvick won his second race of the season and 47th of his Cup career today.
- This marks the 17th win for Stewart-Haas Racing since joining Ford.
- The win is Mustang’s seventh of the season.
- Today’s win is Ford’s 683rd all-time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition.
- The win caps a season sweep of Michigan International Speedway for Ford after Joey Logano took home the June race win.
- The win keeps the coveted Michigan Heritage Trophy at home in the Ford offices in Dearborn for the next 10 months.
FORD FINISHING RESULTS
1st – Kevin Harvick
5th – Daniel Suarez
12th – Ryan Newman
15th – Paul Menard
16th – David Ragan
17th – Joey Logano
19th – Brad Keselowski
21st – Corey LaJoie
22nd – Michael McDowell
24th – Ryan Blaney
25th – Matt Tifft
28th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
33rd – Aric Almirola
37th – Clint Bowyer
BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Finished 19th
“Man, I want this one so bad. We got that flat tire early on and we recovered and got up to third there in the late stages and then we just ran out of gas. That is just the way it goes sometimes.”
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang – Finished 1st
CLINT BOWYER, No. 14 One Cure Ford Mustang – Finished 37th — (Retired due to accident on lap 139)
“Somebody got in the back of me. When I went around I just saw Bowman and thought it was him. I guess maybe the 21 or somebody. As soon as it happened, I was just along for the ride. I don’t know. We have to get something figured out with these race tracks. We are really fast by ourselves, practice and qualifying really well, in the top-five almost every single time but then we start the race and don’t make the grip we need to compete. We definitely need to find some things out. You can talk about the bubble and worrying about points but I am way more worried about getting established and running up front at these types of race tracks. If you make the playoffs and can’t compete in it then what is the use? We have some things to work out. We have some time. We have some good race tracks for us including Bristol coming up. We have plenty of racing but we have to get some things figured out.”
RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Moen Ford Mustang – Finished 24th
“I had a really good car. Our Mustang was fast, especially later in the race. I just got off pit road too early and we ended up running out of gas. It is easy to second guess those types of decisions after the race, but I didn’t second guess anything at the time. Just the way it shakes out sometimes.”
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang – Finished 17th
“I needed more gas. The Shell car isn’t supposed to run out of gas. The positive is we were way better than we were on Friday and Saturday. The negative is that we almost won the race but ended up finishing 17th. You win some you lose some. If the caution comes out we would have been in good shape but it stayed green, and that is it. That is the gamble. We took the gamble and it didn’t pay off. Pocono we played it the other way and the caution came out. That is two races and we played it wrong both times.”
DANIEL SUAREZ, No. 41 ARRIS Ford Mustang – Finished 5th
“It was a decent day for us. We had ups and downs. There was something wrong, a bad set of tires or something in that second stage. We couldn’t control it. The team was able to overcome that with good adjustments and they put me back in the game with track position and we were able to get a good result from there.”
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