NASCAR at Michigan 2014: Live Results and Analysis from Quicken Loans 400

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2014

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The Quicken Loans 400 started off with two cautions, as Brian Vickers got loose and spun out on Lap 1, and rookie Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne spun out once the race went back to green. It was Jimmie Johnson who ended up in Victory Lane when the race was over.

After the track calmed down, Kevin Harvick took the lead, but he soon found himself in second, as Jeff Gordon showed why Hendrick Motorsports has been dominating the season lately.

It was Hendrick engines that dominated the race at Michigan, though. Johnson, Gordon, Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart all ran well, and all had Hendrick engines under their hoods.

The only driver who was able to lead that didn't have Hendrick power under his hood was Joey Logano. But as the race continued, Hendrick power once again found its way to the front, as Johnson led with only 50 laps to go.

We saw eight cautions in Sunday's race, but it was always the same drivers who found their way to the front.

As the race came to an end, drivers like Matt Kenseth and Stewart tried to stay out and hoped for a caution so they could be closer to winning their first race of the season. But eventually they had to head to pit road, as the race stayed green and the lead cycled through to Johnson once again.

Hendrick Motorsports won its fifth race in a row, and Johnson won his first at Michigan International Speedway, as he held the lead for the remainder of the race.

 

Winner at Michigan: Jimmie Johnson

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