MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FireKeepers Casino 400
Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, Michigan
Monday, June 10, 2019
Race Winner: Joey Logano
Team: No. 22 – Shell Pennzoil Ford
Owner: Team Penske
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon
IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “Ultimately getting a Ford and bringing a Mustang into Victory Lane for the first time at Michigan. I’m very proud and honored to be the guy that’s bringing a car like that into Victory Lane for the first time at a racetrack that’s in their backyard.”
– Joey Logano
Joey Logano won the 51st annual FireKeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Michigan International Speedway Monday. It was his 23rd victory in 378 career MENCS starts and his third career victory at Michigan International Speedway.
- Logano started the race on the pole and led a race-high 163 laps. He is the first driver this season to win a MENCS race from the pole.
- Kurt Busch finished second while Martin Truex Jr. came in third. It was Busch’s third consecutive top-10 finish at Michigan. For Truex, it was his sixth top-5 and ninth top-10 finish this season.
- Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have now combined to win 14 of the first 15 races this season. Kyle Busch has won four races while Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. have each reached Victory Lane three times.
- With wins to their credit this season Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Keselowski, Logano, and Truex Jr. have clinched a spot in the 2019 MENCS playoffs, which culminates with the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on Sunday, November 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
- Tyler Reddick won the fourth annual LTi Printing 250 NAScAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. It was his sixth career win in 64 NXS starts.
- For the reigning champion Reddick, it is his third victory this season, tying Christopher Bell and Cole Custer for the series lead.
- Reddick’s win marks his 10th consecutive top-5 finish this season, the longest streak since Kyle Busch in 2014. Reddick is the first non-Cup driver to achieve this feat since Sam Ard scored 15 straight top-5s in 1983-84.
- Noah Gragson finished second while Michael Annett came in third. For Gragson, it was his third top-5 finish this season and tied his best career NXS finish. It was Annett’s fourth consecutive top-10 finish this season.
- With wins to their credit this season, Annett, Bell, Custer and Reddick are the only drivers to have clinched a spot in the NXS playoffs, which concludes with the Ford EcoBoost 300 championship race on Saturday, November 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
- Greg Biffle won the 23rd annual SpeedyCash.com 400 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. It was his 17th career NGOTS win in 82 career starts and his first Truck series victory since 2001.
- Matt Crafton and Tyler Ankrum rounded out the top-3. For Ankrum, it was his first career top-5 finish.
- With his victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Hill is the only driver to have secured a spot in the NGOTS playoffs, which concludes with the Ford EcoBoost 200 championship race on Friday, November 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.