Kevin Harvick wins seventh race of the season
By admin - 2018-12-19 03:41:22

American professional stock car racing driver Kevin Harvick won his series-leading seventh race of the season at Michigan International Speedway in dominant fashion this Sunday.

Harvick cleared through the stages in the Irish Hills.

During stage one, early troubles hit Joey Logano again, after going out in the first stage last week, the #22 team had to forfeit their qualifying position on Sunday before the race even began. Logano noticed suspension issues on pit road as cars were rolling off, and made the fix before the green flag flew.

Stage two brought Jimmie Johnson the victory for the race off pit road between stages after opting to take just two tires. Kyle Busch was right behind him after a four-tire stop.

Truex ran into fuel issues before the end of stage two and hit the pits too soon. This drew a penalty from NASCAR, putting Truex a lap down heading into the Final Stage. Harvick again restarted on the pole ahead of Busch and Blaney.

Early in the stage, Ty Dillon ran over a piece of debris, causing his car to dive hard into the wall and sending him to the garage.

After a lengthy yellow, Harvick restarted from the lead ahead of Blaney in stage three. The #4 got out to a hot start, while Blaney fell back behind Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski. Green flag pit stops occurred with 30 laps to go and while it was mostly routine for the leaders, Blaney opted to take two tires in an effort to gain track position.

Dillon and Harvick raced through the field after their pit stops, but it was Harvick that passed the #3 with #22 to go.

Harvick went on to cycle back to the lead before going onto win his seventh race of the season.