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Inspection Complete: Ryan Blaney Officially Takes NASCAR Cup Series Win at Michigan International Speedway

Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Cardell Cabinetry Ford, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway has been completed.

Ryan Blaney’s race-winning No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Blaney and his team the official winners of the race. This marks Blaney’s second victory of 2021 and his sixth win of his NCS career.

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2021 is the first season that Blaney has won multiple NASCAR Cup Series races.

Bubba Wallace’s No. 23 car and Cody Ware’s No. 51 car each had one unsecured lug nut, which will result in a monetary fine for their crew chiefs.

Ross Chastain’s No. 42 car lost an axle during the race, which will result in a one race suspension for his car chief.

No other issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Sunday’s race are now considered official.

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan


*Notice of correction – This story originally stated that Chastain’s crew chief Phil Surgen would be suspended due to a lost axle during the race. Chastain’s car chief, by NASCAR rule, will be the one serving a suspension.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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