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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon snatched the lead from Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps remaining and hung on to win the Pure Michigan 400.

It was the third Sprint Cup victory of the season for Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet, which also won at Kansas Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, tying Gordon with Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the series lead. It's the first time in three years that the four-time series champion has at least three wins in a season.

Kevin Harvick finished second for the second consecutive race at Michigan, followed by Logano, Paul Menard and Earnhardt.

Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Johnson and Greg Biffle rounded out the top 10.

Kyle Larson provided the first case study from the formalization of a NASCAR rule requiring drivers to remain in their cars under caution and prohibiting them from approaching the racing surface or other cars.

Just before the midpoint, Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet exploded in flames after hitting the wall. He was unhurt but stood beside his car until safety personnel arrived to escort him to an ambulance. His team had encouraged him to exit the vehicle.

NASCAR announced specific procedures Friday after Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by a sprint car driven by Tony Stewart at an upstate New York track. Several dirt tracks made rule changes this week.

"I'm fine; it's just a shame," said Larson, who was on the bubble to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup on points. "I thought we had a car capable of winning the race for sure."

The race got off to a choppy start as several contenders had their cars damaged in the first 25 laps.

Kyle Busch's No. 18 slapped the wall in Turn 1 to trigger the first caution on Lap 5.

During a competition caution on Lap 22, Larson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. collided while making pit stops, leaving dents in both Chevys.

On the ensuring restart on Lap 25, Danica Patrick slid up the track and made light contact with Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Jeff Burton, triggering a nine-car crash in turn 1 that also involved Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne and Martin Truex Jr.

Things got worse 50 laps later for Burton, subbing in the No. 14 Chevy for Tony Stewart (who remained sidelined for the second consecutive race while grieving Ward's death).

"I'm fine; it's just a shame," said Larson, who was on the bubble to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup on points. "I thought we had a car capable of winning the race for sure."

The race got off to a choppy start as several contenders had their cars damaged in the first 25 laps.

Kyle Busch's No. 18 slapped the wall in Turn 1 to trigger the first caution on Lap 5.

During a competition caution on Lap 22, Larson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. collided while making pit stops, leaving dents in both Chevys.

On the ensuring restart on Lap 25, Danica Patrick slid up the track and made light contact with Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Jeff Burton, triggering a nine-car crash in turn 1 that also involved Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne and Martin Truex Jr.

Things got worse 50 laps later for Burton, subbing in the No. 14 Chevy for Tony Stewart (who remained sidelined for the second consecutive race while grieving Ward's death).

It also was an eventful day for Jimmie Johnson, who earned his first career win at Michigan two months ago. The six-time series champion led 13 laps after making an early pit stop, but he lost a lap after his gear shifter disintegrated. His crew had to push him through the pits after a stop in which they handed him vise grips to try to fix the problem.

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