MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
Consumers Energy 400
Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, Michigan
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Team: No. 4 – Busch Light/Mobil 1 Ford
Owner: Stewart-Haas Racing
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers
IN THE WORDS OF THE WINNER – “We really got off on the wrong foot as far as where we needed to be on the cars, and it’s been kind of an uphill battle really all year to get where we needed to be. The cars have been running a lot better as we’ve got into the last two months…In the end you want to win that championship, and hopefully we’re peaking at the right time.”
– Kevin Harvick
- Kevin Harvick won the 30th annual Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday. For Harvick, it was his 47th win is 669 MENCS starts.
- Denny Hamlin finished second and Kyle Larson came in third. For Hamlin, it was his fifth consecutive top-5 finish this season, bringing his season total to a series-high 12. It was Larson’s fifth top-5 and 10th top-10 this season.
- Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski (66) and Joey Logano (52) led the most laps at Michigan, while Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch wont Stage 1 and Stage 2, respectively.
- Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top-5. It was Truex’s fourth consecutive top-10 this year. For Suarez, it was his third top-5 finish this season, tying his career-high.
- With victories to their credit this season, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Hamlin, Harvick, 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
- Austin Cindric won the seventh annual B&L Transport 170 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. It was his second career NXS win 55 career starts, and his second consecutive win this season.
- Christopher Bell finished second and A.J. Allmendringer came in third. It was Bell’s fifth consecutive top-2 finish. Bell is the first full-time NXS driver to accomplish this feat since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999.
- Tyler Reddick and Noah Gragson rounded out the top-5. It was Reddick’s series-leading 16th top-5 and 18th top-10 this season. For Gragson, it was his 10th top-10 in the last 11 races.
- With victories to their credit this season, Michael Annett, Chase Briscoe, Bell, Cindric, Cole 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
- Austin Hill won the 20th annual Corrigan Oil 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. It was his second career win in 67 NGOTS starts, both of which have come this season.
- Sheldon Creed finished second and Tyler Dippel came in third. It was Creed’s second consecutive runner-up finish. For Dippel, it was his first-career top-5.
- The second-place finish was a career-best for Creed. For Enfinger, it was his third consecutive top-5 at Eldora Speedway.
- Grant Enfinger finished seventh, clinching the regular season points championship for the first time in his career.
- The following are the eight drivers who qualified for the 2019 NGOTS playoffs, which start next week at Bristol Motor Speedway. The playoffs culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 200 NGOTS championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 15.
Name Pts. Name Pts.
- Brett Moffitt 2022 5. Ross Chastain 2012
- Grant Enfinger 2019 6. Matt Crafton 2011
- Stewart Friesen 2014 7. Johnny Sauter 2009
- Austin Hill 2012 8. Tyler Ankrum 2005