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Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win Saturday night’s season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time.
On the last lap in what was the debut race for NASCAR’s Gen-6 race car, Harvick blocked Stewart on the inside and moved back up the track to block Biffle, who was perilously close to sending Harvick’s No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet into the fence.
Biffle ran second, Joey Logano took third, and Stewart — his momentum broken by Harvick’s block — finished fourth. Matt Kenseth finished fifth in his first competition for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Harvick’s victory was his third in five races, following back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010. Though Harvick will leave RCR at the end of the season to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing next year, he said the impending job change is of no consequence on the track.
“I think it’s one of those deals, where, for us, it’s a...
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Kevin Harvick won NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited – the non-points precursor to the Daytona 500. The event featured 19 drivers who had either won poles or were previous winners of the event.
The race was divided into three segments the last of which was a 20 lap shootout.
Tony Stewart won the first segment after an aggressive move earlier in it caused damage...
Kevin Harvick driver of the No.29 Chevrolet of Richard Childress Racing had the fastest time when first practice came to a close at The Sprint Unlimited on Friday night. Harvick’s top speed was 197.367 mph, with a fast lap time of 45.601.Five drivers did not walk away unscathed though, as nine minutes into the session Matt Kenseth [...]
Anderson’s Maple Syrup will continue their partnership with NTS Motorsprots. The Wisconsin- based company will sponsor the No. 9 truck of Ron Hornaday for three races and the No. 24 of Kevin Harvick for one. Hornaday went win-less last season driving the No. 9 truck for Joe Dennette Motorsports who recently merged with NTS Motorsports. Anderson’s will first ppear on Hornaday’s...
THIS IS YOUR THIRD WIN IN YOUR LAST FIVE RACES HERE AT THE SPRINT UNLIMITED. YOU KNEW THE MOVE WAS GOING TO COME. YOU JUST DIDN’T KNOW WHEN AND WHERE. TELL US ABOUT THE LAST LAP COMING OFF TURN 2 “I could see those guys, the No. 16 (Greg Biffle) in the middle-half there, and then the No. 14 (Tony Stewart), they were kind of timing it as to how far they needed to get back to get...
Harvick survives crash-marred race for first Gen-6 win.
GREG BIFFLE: “I thought about sticking it in there and it just didn’t look like it was going to work to me. It looked like it would be sparks and parts flying. He shut the door on the top. That is what Kevin needed to do to win the race. I looked in the mirror and didn’t have anyone pushing me. I figured someone might give me a shove and I could try something else. We learned...
The NASCAR Sprint Unlimited has a start time of 8:10p.m tonight. 19 NASCAR drivers will be in the race. Kevin Harvick was quickest during first practice but it was Denny Hamlin who was fastest in final practice on Friday night.
Drivers did not escape the night unscathed, as a bad move by Matt Kenseth nine laps in caused a total of five cars to wreck, three cars are in back up cars...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The season’s first practice session saw the season’s first multicar accident, with five cars involved in an accident that took place only nine minutes into the season’s first practice. The result sends Roush Fenway’s Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Fastenal team to a backup car for tomorrow night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star race.
“I didn’t see anything...
Kevin Harvick led the way with a lap of 45.601 seconds in the first practice for the Sprint Unlimited from Daytona. Rounding out the top five was Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, and Martin Truex, Jr.
Roush Fenway Racing “Driven” in 2013: In 2013, Roush Fenway Racing moves into its 26th season of competing at NASCAR’s highest levels. During that span, RFR has accumulated a NASCAR record 311 victories, earning its historic 300th win in dramatic fashion on last season’s Daytona 500. All-in-all Roush Fenway boasts 130 Cup victories, as well as 131 Nationwide and 50 Truck...