Kyle Larson's restart power move gives him third-straight MI win

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Larson, who won the Pure Michigan 400 for a second straight year, led the race for just two laps.

Martin Truex Jr., who led the race at the time that the green flag was brought out, finished second with rookie Erik Jones finishing third.

Larson was lined up fourth and behind Truex, who was leading, on an overtime restart with two laps remaining. He finished second at New Hampshire, but in the three races preceding Sunday's at MI he finished outside the top 20.

Kyle Busch had a sharp response to the remarks Brad Keselowski made Friday about the Toyota camp holding back this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex was the class of the field in the second half of the race, but when he pitted during a cycle of green-flag pit stops with just over 40 laps remaining, varying pit strategies put other drivers up front.

Kyle Larson's most recent victory prior to Sunday came on June 18 in the FireKeepers Casino 400, which is also held at Michigan International Speedway.

MI native Brad Keselowski dominated the first half of the race and was the victor of the first 60-lap stage. Larson was in Knoxville, Iowa, Saturday night where he finished second in the Knoxville Nationals dirt sprint vehicle event.

Toyota had won the last five pole positions in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before Keselowski interrupted that streak. The aforementioned Truex Jr. led 57 laps on the day. Matt Kenseth was the fastest of four Toyota drivers qualifying in the top 10.



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