Kevin Harvick wins at Darlington, Results for the Southern 500

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Kevin Harvick won Saurday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway getting past Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the second green-white checkered restart of the night.

The driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet crossed the start finish line ahead of Earnhardt Jr. and  Jimmie Johnson to claim the win in the Bojangles Southern 500. Harvick led 239 of 367 laps around the 1.366-mile oval located in Darlington, SC.

The Southern 500 began with Kevin Harvick on the pole. While Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr.  and Brian Vickers all established themselves as contenders this race belonged to Harvick for much of the night.



Johnson inched closer to Harvick with 30 to go cutting his lead to less than a second but it was short lived as Harvick again pulled away. With 10 laps to go Joey Logano began to smoke bringing out a caution and bringing everyone to pit road.

With two tires Johnson was first off pit road, Harvick being the first driver with four tires came out fifth. With three laps to go their was a caution for debris. Harvick who had worked his way up to third started behind second place Earnhardt Jr as Johnson took the outside line. On the ensuing green Kurt Busch crashed bringing out another caution forcing a green-white-checkered.

Earnhardt Jr. jumped out to the front but by turn four Harvick powered past him to take the white flag and then took home his second win of the season.

Harvick becomes the first driver to get his second win of the season. The win was the 25th of his career. Those who questioned Harvick’s position in the points following his problems since his win in Phoenix have been answered.

Results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Darlington

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Dale Earnahardt Jr.
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Jeff Gordon
  8. Kyle Larson
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Ryan Newman
  11. Austin Dillon
  12. Clint Bowyer
  13. Carl Edwards
  14. Marcos Ambrose
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Jamie McMurray
  17. Brad Keselowski
  18. Casey Mears
  19. Denny Hamlin
  20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  21. Josh Wise
  22. Danica Patrick
  23. Justin Allgaier
  24. Aric Almirola
  25. Landon Cassill
  26. Brian Vickers
  27. Martin Truex Jr.
  28. David Gilliland
  29. Alex Bowman
  30. Parker Kligerman
  31. Kurt Busch
  32. David Ragan
  33. Travis Kvapil
  34. Joe Nemechek
  35. Joey Logano
  36. David Stremme
  37. Kasey Kahne
  38. Cole Whitt
  39. Reed Sorenson
  40. Ryan Truex
  41. Paul Menard
  42. Michael Annett
  43. Dave Blaney


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