The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) held the Consumer Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS)

 

Results (with starting pos.)

P1           (2) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Ford

P23         (13) Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

 

Details of the Day

  • Busch led a total of five laps today, and scored points at the conclusion of the second stage
  • Busch had an average running position of 9th today, running 172 of the 200 laps in the top-15
  • Busch was running seventh with one lap to go, before running out of gas and coasting to a 23rd-place finish
  • Fuel mileage played a role at the end of the race, with several cars running out of gas
  • The caution flag was shown six times for a total of 24 laps
  • The lead changed 19 times among eight drivers

 

Matt McCall, Crew Chief, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – β€œThat was how you turn a good day to bad really quickly, in one lap. We really worked with Kurt to get the balance right on the Monster Energy Chevy early in the race. Our pit strategy worked out that we were a top-five or top-10 car most of the day. Unfortunately, we just ran the driver out of gas on the last lap. It’s tough to ask the driver to save fuel like that; we just came up short.”

 

MENCS teams will head to Bristol Motor Speedway next week for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday, Aug. 17. NBC Sports, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 7:30pm ET.