"I thought we had it there, but Kyle went out late and beat us. Sort of a home track for me even though Mid-Ohio is a little bit closer".
The victory by Larson at MI past year was his first on NASCAR's top circuit.
Allgaier seized the lead in the standings from Sadler after finishing runner-up at the Tricky Triangle.
It's the FireKeepers Casino 400 from scenic Brooklyn, Michigan. He added another this season at Fontana and has six top-five finishes in 2017. Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson round out the Top 5 as both have a win here in the last two years and each has two Top 5's.
Joey Logano has 10/1 odds to win today's race. Sadler has not yet been to Victory Lane this season but he also has two stage wins.
"I'm pumped to get to Michigan", Allgaier siad.
On what finally turned out to be the final restart, Larson again got the jump on the outside, with Hamlin restarting to his inside on the front row. That was big for us and we want to keep building on that.
In his second race in the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford as a substitute driver for injured Aric Almirola, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. will start 26th. The No. 42 auto crossed the green-checkered flag runner up. Although Bell now sits second to Johnny Sauter in the standings, he leads the Truck Series with 13 playoff points. I could tell by the rpm in the engine it was gong to be a pretty good lap, so I was happy about that - to get the pole after winning here previous year. Three times in the last six races the victor came from the pole position and only Kyle Larson last August started outside the Top 10 and finished inside the Top 3 in laps led.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. created a stir in early June when he named 10 drivers to watch after he retires at the end of this season.
This past Sunday saw yet another new victor in 2017 and a first time victor for their career in Ryan Blaney. Keep an eye on Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunner Daniel Suarez who won his first career NASCAR national series race at MI last season on his way to the XFINITY Series championship.
Larson started from the pole, led the most laps and was able to hold the lead throughout three restarts over the last 20 laps to give himself a Father's Day present.
Kyle Busch led the pack with 30 laps to go, though debris on the track and a caution put a stop to the action with under 25 to go.