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NASCAR at Michigan live race updates, results, highlights from the FireKeepers Casino 400

There have been two 2020 breakthroughs in the last four NASCAR Cup Series races, with Cole Custer and Austin Dillon winning their first races of the season over the past month.

But Michigan International Speedway, which hosts the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Saturday, has been more friendly to entrenched racing powers of late: Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano have led the way the past three times out here.

Interestingly, suspended driver Kyle Larson has won three times at Michigan since 2016, but won’t be in the field this weekend.

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan. Follow below for complete results from the FireKeepers Casino 400.

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NASCAR at Michigan live updates, highlights from FireKeepers Casino 400

7:20 p.m.: CRASH. Cole Custer goes into the wall, and Kyle Busch is not happy. “What the f—?” he yells into the radio.

7:19 p.m: Kyle Busch and Harvick are going back-and-forth at the restart.

7:18 p.m.: Down to the wire with the choose rule in play. Drama!

7:17 p.m.: 10 more laps left. The race is still under caution, though.

7:11 p.m.: Caution for Ryan Preece.

7:10 p.m.: Chase Elliott pushes to the top of the field.

7:07 p.m.: Back to green.

7:02 p.m.: Welp.

6:55 p.m.: Caution. Debris on the track.

6:45 p.m.: With 40 laps to go in the race, Harvick remains in the lead. He’s trailed by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.

6:29 p.m.: Back to green early in Stage 3.

6:20 p.m.: Caution for a spinning John Hunter Nemechek.

6:10 p.m.: Harvick wins Stage 2. His impressive season continues.

6 p.m.: Erik Jones, who’s racing for a job in 2021, briefly moved into third position. Joe Gibbs Racing announced during the week that he would not return to the team next season.

5:50 p.m.: Blaney takes the lead from Hamlin early in Stage 2 with a pass on the outside.

5:40 p.m.: Hamlin wins the race off pit road from Harvick and will lead the restart.

5:34 p.m.: Harvick wins Stage 1.

5:30 p.m.: Harvick leads entering the final laps of Stage 1.

5:22 p.m.: Update: It was a flat tire for Truex Jr.

5:21 p.m.: Something to keep an eye on: Martin Truex Jr. appearing to run into some trouble after the first competition caution.

5:14 p.m.: Logano leads with Hamlin just behind him through the first 15 laps.

5:11 p.m.: Joey Logano is fast. Joey Gase is not.

5:03 p.m.: Green flag. After pre-race inspections some drivers (including Jimmie Johnson) were sent to the back.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan will wave shortly after 5 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have so often been since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.

Though NASCAR will have plenty of time to get the race in before sunset in Brooklyn, Mi. — nearly 9 p.m. ET — the relatively late start time for an afternoon race is notable, as Michigan International Speedway has no lights.

Saturday’s race is scheduled for 156 laps around the two-mile oval for a total of 312 miles.

NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan

Here are the results of the starting lineup draw for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan:

Pos.DriverCar No.Team
1Joey Logano22Team Penske
2Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
3Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing
4Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing
5Brad Keselowski2Team Penske
6Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports
7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
8Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
9Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing
10Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing
11Ryan Blaney12Team Penske
12Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
13Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing
14Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing
15Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing
16Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
17Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports
18Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing
19William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
20Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing
21Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports
22Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing
23Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing
24Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports
25Quin Houff00StarCom Racing
26JJ Yeley27Rick Ware Racing
27Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports
28James Davison51Petty Ware Racing
29Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing
30Reed Sorenson74Spire Motorsports
31John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports
32Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
33Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing
34Ty Dillon13Germain Racing
35Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing
36Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing
37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing
38Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management
39Joey Gase7Tommy Baldwin Racing

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