Author: David Goricki
Date: August 9, 2020
Brooklyn, Mich. — Kevin Harvick continued his dominance at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday evening, earning the first doubleheader sweep in NASCAR Cup Series history by holding off Denny Hamlin to win the Consumers Energy 400 to reach Victory Lane for the second straight day.
Harvick, 44, is now the three-time champion of the Consumers Energy 400, winning the August race at the two-mile superspeedway in 2018 and ’19 as well.
On Saturday, Harvick led 92 of 160 laps in his No. 4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 with Rochester Hills' native Brad Keselowski finishing second.
The doubleheader took place after June’s FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing the race back nearly two months.
Sunday’s race was shortened to 312 miles due to the doubleheader. Both races were run without spectators and the drivers didn’t have practice sessions or qualifying this weekend.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve raced back-to-back days let alone in the Cup Car,” Harvick said. “I’ve never accomplished that obviously, but we’ve done that a couple times this year (earned a win in doubleheader at Pocono), so I think for us it’s worked out pretty well. We’re hoping it goes the same way at Dover when we go there in a couple of weeks.”
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