Finally, with five laps remaining, the race restarted, and Larson required charge around the outdoors. He won by .993 seconds.
Denny Hamlin, who won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, was 4th, adopted by Jamie McMurray and Truex. Busch wound up seventh, adopted by Ricky Stenhouse Junior. and Dale Earnhardt Junior. Jimmie Manley, who began behind after likely to his backup vehicle, finished tenth.
Then Clint Bowyer entered the wall, getting out another caution flag. Larson was initially off that restart, too, simply to be slowed by another caution following a multicar incident around the backstretch that incorporated Danica Patrick being pushed off the track and in to the wall.
It had been the 3rd Cup win of Larson’s career — and 2nd consecutively at Michigan. Larson and Elliott also finished 1-2 at MIS in August 2016. Elliott was second both in Michigan races this past year, and again this time around.
There have been three cautions toward the finish. The very first was for debris, and Larson beat Kyle Busch inside for that add the restart with 15 laps to visit.