Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire International Speedway
Kevin Harvick powered in the final six laps to win Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway. It was race number two in The Chase for the Sprint Cup.
This was a huge turnaround from Harvick's recent luck. Last week he was trapped a lap down at Chicagoland and finished 20th. Last year at New Hampshire he was leading the race and ran out of fuel.
Harvick pulled ahead of Matt Kenseth Sunday with six laps to go after a restart to win by .442 seconds and joined Chicagoland winner Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase's Round of 12.
Harvick got what he needed to win, and that was a caution flag late in the race. The final one that came out when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Reed Sorenson collided on the backstretch on Lap 291.
Harvick restarted with perfect timing from the inside lane. Kyle Busch finished third behind Harvick and Kenseth after pitting for fresh tires under caution on Lap 265 and charging through the field.
Brad Keselowski ran fourth and took over the Chase points lead by one point over Truex. Kurt Busch was fifth. See where your driver finished.
Next up is Sunday at Dover. Race coverage on AM1000 KXRB begins at 12:30 PM.