|Jeff Gordon won at Michigan for the first time since 2001, the same year he last won a title.|
|This was the winning move for Gordon on a restart with 17 laps to go; pinned Logano, took away his line|
But much like he did to win the Brickyard 400 at Indy last month, Gordon got a great restart when it counted in the Pure Michigan 400. Gordon beat Joey Logano on the final restart and pulled away to win for his third time this season.
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Kevin Harvick finished second for the fourth consecutive race at Michigan. Logano finished third, followed by Paul Menard, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Clint Bowyer.
Gordon complained about Logano's restart on Lap 173, telling his team that Logano was laying back just before the green flag. But on the final restart on Lap 183, Gordon blew past Logano to regain the lead. He then held off challenges from Logano and Harvick to win for the third time at Michigan.
The next-to-last restart added to the drama, with Logano and Kurt Busch going door-to-door before Busch lost control of his car and slammed the wall, bringing out the final caution flag.
"We kept getting in that inside lane and just not getting very good restarts," Gordon said. "I knew it was going to get exciting with Kurt (Busch) and Joey. Those two guys are very aggressive, and of course Kurt got loose.
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