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Kevin Harvick had a lock on the front of the field in Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, but there was plenty of action behind him.
The class of the field in the 200-lap, 300-mile Nationwide Series race, Harvick won handily, crossing the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires on Lap 178.
Pole-sitter Kyle Busch ran third, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who erased the six-point lead Elliott Sadler held when the race began. Stenhouse, the defending Nationwide champion, is tied with Sadler with two races left in the season and holds the tiebreaker, most wins.
The victory was Harvick’s second of the season and 39th of his career, third most all-time. Harvick, who led 127 laps, notched his fifth Nationwide victory at Texas, tied with Busch for the track record.
Harvick and Busch battled for the lead after the last restart on Lap 182. Busch crossed the stripe with the nose of his car ahead...
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A skydiver damaged NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet right before the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The skydiver’s sandbag or weighted bag — that trails him and holds his flag in place — slammed into the left side of Harvick’s car.
Kevin Harvick received an unwelcome surprise as he left the drivers' meeting prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500.
A 20-pound sandbag weighing down a skydiver's flag during the prerace ceremony pulverized the driver's door of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet.
Harvick tweeted: Never good when the day starts with a parachute weight hitting our car... Welcome...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Rheem team salvaged a ninth-place finish in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday afternoon after battling handling issues for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver started the scheduled 334-lap event from the 23rd position before alerting crew chief Gil Martin that the black and red Chevrolet...
Kevin Harvick’s car took a little bit of damage, but it happened before the race even started in the most unexpected possible fashion. Prior to Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway after a parachute jumper’s sandbag nailed Harvick’s door on his No. 29 Chevy. You can see from the below video that it could have been much worse, but it is still quite odd. All...
FORT WORTH, Texas It was a good night for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Texas Motor Speedway.
One of the biggest names in NASCAR found his way to Victory Lane in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge as Kevin Harvick won the race.
And the championship fight couldn't be any better, as Elliott Sadler's lead evaporated and the series will head to Phoenix with Sadler...
Countless times this season in the Nationwide Series, Kevin Harvick has had chances at winning.
From running out of fuel in the final laps at Phoenix International Raceway to getting passed on a late race restart in Atlanta, it’s been a coulda-shoulda-woulda-type season for Harvick during his 12 previous Nationwide starts in 2012.
That looked as though tides were changing on Saturday...
Kevin Harvick led 127 laps and won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas for the fifth time Saturday night, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got even with Elliott Sadler for the season points lead with two races left.
Stenhouse fought a loose car much of the night, and managed a fourth-place finish to make up his six-point deficit to Sadler, who finished 11th. Stenhouse's six victories...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 OneMain Financial Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, talked to the media after his win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Kevin Harvick finishes first in Texas as series standings have Elliott Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tied…
Kevin Harvick had a lock on the front of the field in Saturday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, but there was plenty of action behind him.
The class of the field in the 200-lap, 300-mile Nationwide Series race, Harvick won handily, crossing the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires...
One of the most dominant performances of the Nationwide season so far was on display Saturday night in Texas. Kevin Harvick led over half of the race and took home his second Nationwide victory of the season. Harvick was one Richard Childress driver celebrating while another RCR driver, Elliot Sadler, wasn’t pleased with losing the points lead. Sadler is now tied atop the point’s...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished ninth (Kevin Harvick), 19th (Jeff Burton) and 27th (Paul Menard).
Harvick completed 112 Green Flag Passes, positioning him fourth amongst his fellow competitors, and 40 Quality Passes according to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics.
Burton gained seven positions during the final 10 percent (34 laps) of the AAA Texas 500...
Dale Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick have reason to smile after Texas. They all made lemonade out of days that started out as sour as lemons. Photo Credit: John Gress/Getty Images for NASCAR
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Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway several of NASCAR’s biggest names found themselves in huge trouble in the middle-to-late stages of the...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), sixth (Austin Dillon) and 11th (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., are tied atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 21 markers behind his RCR teammate.
The No. 2 team is tied for second in the Nationwide Series...