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Kyle Busch drives No. 18 Toyota Camry to fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway

Kyle Busch finished fifth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

Busch’s top-five finish added 39 points to his season total. He now has 602 total points, good enough for 10th place in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Busch started in seventh position and led four laps in the race. The 17th-year driver has piled up 56 career victories, with 208 top-five finishes and 306 results inside the top 10.

Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway is a familiar place for Busch, who has one career win at the track. He has also compiled seven top-five finishes at Michigan and his fifth-place result marks the 12th top-10.

The Las Vegas, Nevada native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting six spots higher than his career mark of 12.8 and completing the race 10 places ahead of his 14.7 career average finish.

Busch took on a field of 39 drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured nine cautions and 43 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 12 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick earned the checkered flag in the race, and Brad Keselowski finished second. Martin Truex Jr crossed the finish line third, with Ryan Blaney securing fourth place. Busch rounded out the top five.

As well as winning the race, Harvick won Stages 1 and 2 to complete an impressive day in Brooklyn.

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