BROOKLYN, Michigan – Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but Austin Dillon made the save of the day.
The save that allowed Dillon to post his first top-five finish since winning the Daytona 500 in February wasn’t a sudden, spur-of-the moment thing. In fact, it took more than a lap to accomplish, as Dillon nursed his car around the 2.0-mile track with enough speed to finish fourth, keeping Ryan Blaney behind him.
Dillon was running second to Harvick and approaching the white flag when he felt a vibration in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. He slowed, and Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch sped past.