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NASCAR Barometer: Larson Wins Third Consecutive Michigan Race

C.J. Radune

Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2015 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Kyle Larson became the first driver since Bill Elliott to win three consecutive races at Michigan on Sunday when he used a late-race restart to thread the needle between Furniture Row Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones. The Toyota pair started the overtime restart on the front row, but Larson timed the green flag to perfection and moved into the lead for the final two laps. The win was Larsonís third of the season and came on the back of three straight finishes outside of the top 20.

Sundayís top finishers included a number of drivers not normally at the front of the order at a race finish. Erik Jones scored his top finish in the series with a third-place effort, while Trevor Bayne and Chris Buescher had some of their best finishes of the season, too.

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