NASCAR: Five Lessons Learned From Michigan

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With the FireKeepers Casino 200 now over, here are 5 lessons we learned from the race at Michigan.

Michigan is yet another race in the books for NASCAR, and when the race was over fans saw a new driver get locked into the Chase.

Joey Logano dominated the race, from winning the pole to leading the most laps and eventually winning. He now enters the Chase with his teammate Brad Keselowski and helps make Penske look like one of the strongest teams in NASCAR.

Chase Elliot continued to impress at Michigan, not only leading lap but coming in second place. He continues to prove that he was the right driver to take over for Jeff Gordon in the 24 car.

Fans were also introduced to a new rule package that was supposed to improve racing, but realistically it didn’t do much from the fan perspective and the only real passing during the race happened on restarts.

Once again a lead car got out in front and became impossible to pass.

There won’t be a Sprint Cup race this upcoming weekend, so here for five lessons to think about as we wait for NASCAR to return in two weeks.

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