NASCAR Sprint Cup: 7 Things We Learned from the Weekend's Race at Michigan

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NASCAR Sprint Cup: 7 Things We Learned from the Weekend's Race at Michigan
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Through a process of short-pitting, gambling for a bit of track position and taking major swings at a car's set-up, many NASCAR Sprint Cup teams had their hands full in Sunday's Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. 

As the laps winded down, teams gambled with fuel mileage, leaving many of the leaders to believe they may not have enough fuel to make it to the checkered flag without having to pit again. That, of course, was until a caution came out, giving teams the chance to pit.

This gave a chance for the race to come down to who had the best car.

All race long, the Fords were near the front, if not leading. Surely one would take the win, right?

But it was Toyota who came away with the top honors, as Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Snickers car, led many laps while fighting chest pains and illness before finishing third for the second week in a row.

Finally, Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota, came home with the win.

We saw many factors playing in and out of the race. Let's see the seven things we've captured from this weekend's race at Michigan. 

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