Kevin Harvick picked up the win yesterday at Michigan International Speedway, but will her go back-to-back as NASCAR has the rare Cup doubleheader this weekend with the Consumers Energy 400 on NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Harvick defeated Brad Keselowski by .284 seconds and Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the third podium position. But Harvick looked unbeatable yesterday, from the green flag until the overtime finish. It was his third win at the track in four races, and he’ll look for an 80% rate of late after today’s event.
Cole Custer ($7,500)
His price went up from yesterday despite starting 16th and finishing 34th and not finishing the race, and that’s because he had plenty of car before this wreck.
Had a solid Stage 1&2 today, and didn’t have the ending we wanted... Got put in the wall and then a tire went down We’ll move onto tomorrow, had a fast car today just need to keep it towards the front! https://t.co/Px2MCs0lnx— Cole Custer (@ColeCuster) August 9, 2020
With a win and five Top 10’s so far this season he still had an outside shot at Rookie of The Year, but after yesterday he might be too far behind Tyler Reddick.
J.H. Nemechek ($6,400)
Was running great yesterday as well, starting in 31st and had it up to 16th when the green flag dropped for Stage 3. But a bit of a rub with the #17 of Chris Buescher got his tires out of whack, and they started cutting before he limped to a finish in 36th. No problems with the driver or equipment here, just some bad luck he can overcome. Also plenty of place points on offer today with him starting 36th.
Bubba Wallace ($6,100)
Brought home a Top 10 yesterday and had plenty of car while doing so. The #43 seems to run better on the bigger tracks, and yesterday’s 50 DFS points came without a lap lead all day. He’ll start 12th today, and might have a chance for some bonus points from being a bit closer to the front (or at least when Harvick pits).