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Race 36 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Ecoboost 400 Stage 2 Write-Up at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Before the Stage 2 restart, Kyle Busch lost six spots on pit road when his crew struggled to connect with both front tires.

At the restart, Kevin Harvick didn’t have a high initial run when Kyle Larson pulled him off for the lead.

Although, Joey Logano got around Larson at the front straight on Lap 91.

Despite racing with some clean air, it’s the old tires that became a disadvantage for Larson’s No.42 Chevy.

Logano kept running the top line before Larson tagged his rear bumper where helped him bounced back on Lap 104.

Not long later, Logano too lost two spots in 4th by the Stewart-Haas pair of Kevin Harvick & Aric Almirola.

Stage 2 Part 2

The second sets of green-flag pit stops came into play with Kyle Larson hits first ahead of a few other drivers.

Larson may have got in a little push and shove with Michael McDowell.

But Larson didn’t pick up any damage as he continues to lead in Miami as the first caution came out on Lap 139.

A piece of metal came left on the race track where it may indicate the right rear damage of Erik Jones’s No.20 Toyota.

And NASCAR quickly took action when Timmy Hill’s No.66 car hit the sheet after Turn 4.

When the race resumed under green on Lap 144, Harvick cleared Larson for the lead with 13 to go.

Although, Larson again used his famed high line on the last lap towards Turns 3 & 4 before he swooped the Stage 2 win.

Results

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Clint Bowyer

With Stage 1 & 2 done and dusted, there will be a pit stop during the break.

Then we’ll get back going for the last 107 laps where we will find out who will win the Ford Ecoboost 400 and the Championship.

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