Kyle Larson wins again at Michigan International Speedway

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Kyle Larson made the move of the race off a final restart with two laps remaining in the overtime session and went on to win the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Larson was in Knoxville, Iowa, Saturday night where he finished second in the Knoxville Nationals dirt sprint auto event.

Martin Truex, Jr., who Larson passed for the victory, finished second, MI native Erik Jones was third, Ryan Newman was fourth, and Trevor Bayne fifth. After a second-place finish at Kentucky on July 8, Larson was a point ahead of Truex for the Cup Series points lead. Larson, who won the Pure Michigan 400 for a second straight year, led the race for just two laps.

Truex was in front of the pack, but Michael McDowell spun out, sparking a late caution and forcing overtime.

Larson restarted fourth behind Truex and Truex's teammate Erik Jones.

Larson won by 0.31 seconds in his No. 42 Chevrolet.

Larson came into MI in a "slump" by his lofty standards, finishing outside the top 20 for three consecutive races from a variety of issues.

The race was originally scheduled for 200 laps and 400 miles. Another Michigan driver, Jones, stayed out four extra laps during the cycle to lead before Keselowski cycled back around to the top spot.

Aside from the end of the first two stages, there were no yellow flags until lap 140, after Kasey Kahne slid in front of Daniel Suarez and slammed into the wall, taking them both out.

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