Mid-race cautions slowing pace at Michigan


The second half of today’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway has had a disjointed start.

On Lap 110, Alex Bowman went into the wall to bring out the caution. Then on the subsequent restart at Lap 114, Brett Moffitt spun out in Turn 3 to slow the race yet again.

The green flag came back out at Lap 120, but once more, the yellow came out almost immediately afterward as Denny Hamlin lost control and made contact with Aric Almirola in Turn 3.

Hamlin took a glancing hit off the wall, while Almirola slid down to the infield grass. There, the front bumper of his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford got stuck; he eventually was able to get out of there and head to the pits.

That led to pit stops in which Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano stayed out, but a good portion of the field went in. Harvick and Logano took the Lap 128 restart in first and second respectively.