Michigan Top Ten Starters

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Jamie McMurray
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Chase Elliott

Michigan Full Starting Lineup

Michigan Pre-race Notes

Darrell Wallace Jr. drove the #43.

Drivers who started in the back: Harvick (body modification), Daniel Suarez (changed tire), Kurt Busch (body modification), Jimmie Johnson (backup car), AJ Allmendinger (backup car) and Landon Cassill (backup car).

Michigan 2016 Loop Data Box Score

Michigan 2016 Loop Data Speed Stats

Michigan Race Notes

Kyle Larson started on the pole and selected the high-line. He led the opening 34 laps.

Running order on lap 10 under caution: 42,78,14,41,11,21,22,24,2,1 … 20,88,77,5,17,31,37,10,6,83 … 43,38,32,72,23,4,15,19,95,33 … 41,27,13,48,3,34,47

Running order on lap 22: 42,15,78,11,18,24,21,22,2,20 … 77,1,88,5,17,41,37,6,48,4 … 19,31,10,43,17,38,95,83,13,3 … 72,47,32,23,34,33,15

During the competition caution pit stops on lap 25 all the leaders took two tires. Martin Truex Jr. got the lead off pit road and then went on to lead the next 28 laps.

Running order on lap 31: 78,42,21,11,18,15,20,77,22,24 … 5,88,48,2,4,41,19,95,1,6 … 10,17,13,43,37,27,3,31,38,47 … 72,83,32,34,23,33,15

Running order 40 laps into the race: 78,42,18,11,15,21,20,77,22,24 … 48,5,41,2,4,88,1,19,6,17 … 10,95,13,27,43,37,31,47,3,38 … 32,72,83,34,23,15,33

Notable Moment: On lap 41 Erik Jones make an unexpected pit stop from 8th because of a loose lug nut. This dropped him a lap down to last.

Running order on lap 51: 78,42,18,11,20,15,2124,22,48 … 5,41,4,2,88,1,17,19,6,10 … 95,43,27,31,13,37,47,32,3,38 … 72,83,23,34,15,33,77

Top Ten At The End Of Stage #1: 78,42,18,11,20,14,21,24,22,48

  • During the Stage #1 caution Blaney had a slow stop that dropped him from 7th to 20th. Both Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin had slow stops that dropped them back quite a few positions.

During the restart for the second stage Kyle Larson shot to the lead. He then led the next 46 laps.

Running order on lap 70: 42,20,78,18,22,4,14,41,2,24 … 1,11,6,19,5,21,17,88,27,95 … 48,43,47,10,31,3,37,77,13,32 … 38,34,33,23,15,72,83

On lap 82 Landon Cassill made an unexpected green flag pit stop.

Running order on lap 81: 42,20,78,18,4,15,22,2,24,11 … 41,1,21,88,5,6,17,48,19,43 … 27,47,77,31,10,3,95,13,37,32 … 23,72,83,15,33,38,34

Running order on lap 91: 42,20,78,18,4,14,22,2,11,24 … 41,1,88,21,5,17,6,19,48,43 … 77,47,31,27,10,3,13,37,95,32 … 23,772,83,38,15,33,34

On lap 93 it was said Jimmie Johnson’s car was very loose.

On lap 102 it was mentioned that Matt Kenseth who was running in 2nd was starting to close in on Kyle Larson.

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