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Michigan State introduces Beekman as AD

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has officially introduced Bill Beekman as its new athletic director, giving him the job he has held on an interim basis since early February. The school held a news conference Monday across the street from its basketball arena. John Engler, Michigan State’s interim president, says he’s confident Beekman will bring ”success and honor” to ...

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Martin Truex Jr. unexpectedly never in contention at Michigan

Michigan was a very uncharacteristic race for reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. Sure, Truex has had worse finishes this season and 18th isn’t exactly terrible. But it was the worst finish for Truex and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team this year in a race in which they did not get collected in an ...

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Third at Michigan, Kurt Busch says, “our day will come”

After winning pole and finishing third at Michigan, Kurt Busch feels a win is just around the corner for his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team. Busch enjoyed his best finish at Michigan since coming home second at Talladega Superspeedway and won his second pole award of the season in qualifying. Busch, who has scored three of his 29 NASCAR Cup ...

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Ryan Blaney holds off Larson to take Stage 1 win at Michigan

Ryan Blaney held off Kyle Larson in a one-lap dash to claim the Stage 1 victory at Michigan International Speedway. Clint Bowyer finished third, Kevin Harvick was fourth and Denny Hamlin completed the top-five. Also collecting stage points were Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, William Byron, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola. Sunday’s race finally got underway after about a 2 ½ ...

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Kevin Harvick wins Stage 2 at Michigan as rain threatens

Kevin Harvick took the Stage 2 victory at Michigan as rain threatened to bring Sunday’s race to an early end. Harvick easily held off his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer by almost three seconds for his eighth stage win of the season. Kurt Busch was third, Kyle Busch fourth and Paul Menard completed the top-five. Also collecting stage points were ...

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Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened Michigan race; SHR 1-2-3

The rain held off just long enough for Clint Bowyer. Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 was official after the completion of Stage 2 and the race made it just 13 laps in the final stage before rain enveloped the area around Michigan International Speedway. NASCAR called the race and Bowyer ended up with his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win ...

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Kyle Busch: Ford teams had superior straightaway speed at Michigan

Kyle Busch was on an island at the end of Sunday’s rain-shortened NASCAR Cup race at Michigan. Busch was the only non-Ford driver inside the top eight, finishing fourth in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Although his car handled well, he was helpless against the rival Ford teams on the straightaways. “The blue ovals were just tough today – ...

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