Race Recap and Results

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The box score from Monday‘s rain-delayed FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway reads Joey Logano led 163 laps on his way to Victory Lane. But that does not tell the while story.

The race was about as entertaining an affair held at the two-mile track in some time. The 2019 rules package made a huge impact to create drafting and passing throughout the field despite the fact nobody could get around the leader. You‘ll have that when you have a car as good as Logano‘s team Penske Ford.

The return trip to Michigan this August will be interesting. What teams learned or what drivers disliked — and there were still many vocal opponents of the rules impact — will need to be monitored. The potential for a race as entertaining as Monday‘s is high.

The only thing that would make it better is if the green flag flies at the regularly scheduled time.

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