Harvick pulls away from Kyle Busch for third straight win

13 March, 2018, 11:32 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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While it'd be easy to guess who my favorite driver is heading into Sunday, mainly because he's most everyone's favorite, I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that Kevin Harvick will win and they should start engraving his name on the trophy.

He needed both skills Sunday to drive away with his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory and record-extending ninth at the mile oval southwest of the Phoenix.

With this penalty, Harvick was very vocal about his displeasure for the reaction from the NASCAR community. Harvick came into the race, as he put it, mad. "This organization does a great job and we've got fast race cars". And to take that away from those guys just really pissed me off last week.

After winning Sunday's race, Harvick climbed out of his auto and patted the rear window.

Matt DiBenedetto added Zynga Poker as the primary sponsor of Go Fas Racing's No. 32 Ford for the weekend through a social media posting - and Denny Hamlin's retweet.

Harvick was penalized the seven playoff points he earned for winning the Las Vegas race and its first two stages.

He then lost all of those points - and that could impact whether he advances through playoff rounds.

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The rain moved east from the Phoenix area Sunday. He came in with the attitude of stomping the competition. But he was the class of the field late in the race in winning for the seventh time in the past 12 Phoenix races. We didn't stomp 'em, but we won. That's all that really matters. I got relatively close, and I was counting on the 9 [Chase Elliott] to hold him up a little bit more, and be able to protect his spot a little bit longer than he did. "I think it just makes the story bigger when you see it all over social media". Sure, SHR looks like a world-beater with Harvick and the No. 4 team, but his three teammates are all inside the top 11 in the standings with him. It often doesn't take much.

NASCAR said Wednesday that inspectors at its research and development center in North Carolina found Harvick's Las Vegas auto violated a rule requiring rear window support braces to hold the glass rigid, and another requiring the right rocker panel extension to be aluminum. The rule requires the side skirt extensions to be aluminum (a rule change made in February), and Childers said he missed the change in wording from metallic to aluminum in a bulletin last month.

Stewart said Sunday he won't appeal the penalties for the Las Vegas infractions. Busch's team dropped the jack and had trouble with the right rear tire on his stop with 53 laps left, allowing Harvick - who pitted three laps earlier - to slip ahead en route to his 40th Cup victory. "Anytime you can reach out and grab motivation, for me, that's just a piece of the puzzle that I like to be a part of and feel that controversy and that enthusiasm".

But Harvick might be a little different. This after Busch spent most of the afternoon pretending to be Harvick.

Among other things, Harvick is known for driving the No. 4 Jimmy John's auto.

"But it felt more important to win this week than it did to win a race at Homestead for a championship".

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