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Kevin Harvick was in command on Sunday. Harvick had a car capable of winning the Subway 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, he just didn't have enough fuel to battle for the finish against eventual winner Denny Hamlin. On the backstretch coming to the white flag, Harvick radioed to the crew that he was out of gas, but still nursed the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet to the finish. Harvick humbly accepted second place and showed tremendous leadership skills despite not achieving the results the team desired. "Great jobs guys, that's what I'm talking about," Harvick radioed to the crew. "I don't mind if we lost. ... That's what it's going to take to win championships." "Hell of a run," team owner Richard Childress replied. "Thanks Richard," Harvick said. "It's going to be a good year." Harvick was encouraged that the team worked so well together to figure out the fuel mileage in the end despite the fact that he was on vapors at the finish. He was grateful that the car prepared by ...
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