Lar­son out­lasts El­liott at Michi­gan again

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BROOK­LYN, MICH. | Kyle Lar­son took con­trol on a restart with five laps re­main­ing and raced to his sec­ond NASCAR Cup Se­ries victory of the sea­son, hold­ing off Chase El­liott on Sun­day at Michi­gan In­ter­na­tional Speed­way. It was the third Cup win of Lar­son’s ca­reer — and sec­ond in a row at Michi­gan. Lar­son and El­liott also fin­ished 1-2 at MIS in Au­gust. El­liott was sec­ond in both Michi­gan races last year, and again this time. Joey Logano fin­ished third. Martin Truex Jr. won the first two stages of the race but fin­ished sixth, ced­ing the points lead to Lar­son. Truex has 10 stage vic­to­ries this year.

Lar­son also was first in qual­i­fy­ing in his No. 42 Chevro­let.

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