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AVONDALE, ARIZ. – When the dust settled from the wild race at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet, emerged as the winner of the AdvoCare 500. It is Harvick’s first win of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season, and the 19th of his career.
Harvick, who won at PIR on two previous occasions, led once for 15 laps in the 319-lap race, seven laps longer than the originally advertised distance.
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet, came into the 35th race of the season leading the points by seven when the green flag dropped. Working his way through the field from his 24th place starting position, the five-time NSCS champion had skillfully maneuvered to the top-10. But, with 77 laps to go Johnson’s right front tire blew, sending him into the wall, and then to the garage for repairs. He returned to the race 38 laps down to the leaders. He was scored in the 32nd finishing position, and heads to the season finale at Homest...
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With the story breaking last week by ESPN that Kevin Harvick was leaving RCR after the 2013 season for Stewart-Hass Racing, stories started circulating why.
Harvick has raced his entire NASCAR career with RCR with a great deal of success.
He has a total of 14 wins in 120 races with them in the Camping World Truck Series, 39 wins in 290 races in the Nationwide Series, and 18 wins...
Kevin Harvick was able to hold on for his first win in the 2012 season by capturing the AdvoCare 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick overcame a last lap accident, question of fuel mileage, and the overall awkwardness of it coming out that Harvick will leave Richard Childress Racing after the 2013 season. Harvick met with the media after the race with team owner Richard...
Kevin Harvick survived a late caution and oil on the track to win his first race of 2012 in the AdvoCare 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway. While Harvick was celebrating in victory lane, the focus was in the garage area as chaos reigned after Jeff Gordon intentionally wrecked Clint Bowyer to bring out the caution on lap 312, the scheduled last lap of the race.
It was quite the weekend for Kevin Harvick at Phoenix.
On Friday, rumors surfaced of his departure from Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2013 Sprint Cup season and move to the team owned by his friend, Tony Stewart.
Among all of the talk, there was still a race to be run. A race that Harvick very much had a shot of winning.
Running inside the top-10 for most of the day...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A chaotic race at Phoenix blew NASCAR's championship fight wide open Sunday, moving Brad Keselowski to the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski heads into next week's season finale with a 20-point lead over five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. His car was better than Johnson's, but he capitalized...
Brad Keselowski has long since proven he's an elite talent behind the wheel and a glib, if somewhat irreverent analyst in front of the microphone. Now we can add prophecy to his list of accomplishments. We can also add fisticuffs to the repertoires of the Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon crews, who brawled in the garage after Gordon wrecked Bowyer and dashed his championship...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), ninth (Paul Menard) and 13th (Jeff Burton).
Harvick ranks eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, 86 points shy of Brad Keselowski's lead, while Menard sits 16th in the standings and Burton holds onto the 19th position.
Kevin Harvick led 15 laps, the third...
That’s the only word to describe Sunday’s race in Phoenix. It was by far the wackiest race of the season. The first 310 laps were all normal but the last two laps were insane. We witnessed a fight in the garage, a big pile-up coming to the checker and a driver break his winless drought. Kevin Harvick pulled into victory lane after he stole the lead from rival Kyle Busch...
The story Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway was the crashing of Jimmie Johnson into turn four. The wreck removed Johnson as the Sprint Cup Series points leader while his competition Brad Keselowski contended for a win.
Kyle Busch started on the pole and jumped out to the early lead. Martin Truex Jr. who started the race along side him began losing speed on lap 7 and by lap...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), ninth (Paul Menard) and 13th (Jeff Burton). Harvick ranks eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, 86 points shy of Brad Keselowski’s lead, while Menard sits 16th in the standings and Burton holds onto the 19th position. Kevin Harvick led 15 laps, the third-most of seven different...