Harvick wins again in Phoenix

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Monday 16th March, 2015 - 10:06am

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No one is hotter than Kevin Harvick

No one is hotter than Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick has again been the class of the field in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, winning at Phoenix.

To put it into context it was his fourth-straight race win at Phoenix, second-straight victory after winning at Las Vegas last week, and his seventh-straight top-2 finish dating back to the end of last season’s championship run.

Starting from pole Harvick ran at or near the front and led the most laps on the day.

His biggest challenge came from team-mate Kurt Busch, who was returning from suspension. Busch pushed Harvick with around 20 laps to run when a caution flew. Busch decided to pit for four fresh tyres and charged back to fifth by the end. Busch not second-guessing his decision after saying he had used all his tyres trying to fight with Harvick.

Tyre issues had a presence with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Sam Hornish Jr, in Marcos Ambrose old no.9, all blowing tyres and finding the fence.

No such dramas for Harvick, who despite having plenty of pressure from Jamie McMurray on the final two re-starts kept his lead through to the finish.

NASCAR stays on the US West Coast next week where it will race at Fontana in Southern California.

VIDEO: Highlights from Phoenix

 

RESULTS: Campingworld.com500 – Phoenix International Raceway

POS. CAR # DRIVER MANUFACTURER STARTING POS. LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 1 312 224 Running 48 5
2 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 3 312 1 Running 43 1
3 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 5 312 0 Running 41 0
4 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 9 312 0 Running 40 0
5 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 8 312 0 Running 39 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 6 312 52 Running 39 1
7 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 15 312 0 Running 37 0
8 22 Joey Logano Ford 2 312 35 Running 37 1
9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 10 312 0 Running 35 0
10 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 12 312 0 Running 34 0
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 20 312 0 Running 33 0
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 14 312 0 Running 32 0
13 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 7 312 0 Running 31 0
14 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 21 312 0 Running 30 0
15 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 11 312 0 Running 29 0
16 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 4 312 0 Running 28 0
17 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 22 312 0 Running 27 0
18 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 28 312 0 Running 26 0
19 43 Aric Almirola Ford 32 312 0 Running 25 0
20 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 24 312 0 Running 24 0
21 18 David Ragan Toyota 13 312 0 Running 23 0
22 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 33 312 0 Running 0 0
23 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 25 312 0 Running 21 0
24 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30 312 0 Running 20 0
25 35 Cole Whitt Ford 39 312 0 Running 19 0
26 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 23 312 0 Running 18 0
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 19 312 0 Running 17 0
28 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 36 309 0 Running 16 0
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 29 309 0 Running 15 0
30 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 26 309 0 Running 14 0
31 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota 40 309 0 Running 0 0
32 34 Brett Moffitt Ford 38 309 0 Running 12 0
33 32 Mike Bliss Ford 37 308 0 Running 0 0
34 26 Jeb Burton Toyota 41 307 0 Running 10 0
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 35 307 0 Running 9 0
36 98 Josh Wise Ford 34 306 0 Running 8 0
37 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 42 306 0 Running 0 0
38 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 43 304 0 Running 6 0
39 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 17 282 0 Accident 5 0
40 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 27 277 0 Running 4 0
41 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 18 230 0 Running 3 0
42 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 31 202 0 Running 2 0
43 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 16 179 0 Accident 1 0

 

STANDINGSĀ 

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Kevin Harvick 182 Leader 4 2 4 4 0
2 Joey Logano 160 -22 4 1 2 4 0
3 Martin Truex Jr 155 -27 4 0 1 4 0
4 Kasey Kahne 132 -50 4 0 1 2 0
5 AJ Allmendinger 127 -55 4 0 0 2 0
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 126 -56 4 0 3 3 1
7 Jimmie Johnson 124 -58 4 1 2 2 0
8 Ryan Newman 123 -59 4 0 2 3 0
9 Brad Keselowski 116 -66 4 0 0 3 1
10 Matt Kenseth 113 -69 4 0 1 2 0
11 Paul Menard 112 -70 4 0 0 0 0
12 Casey Mears 111 -71 4 0 0 1 0
13 Denny Hamlin 108 -74 4 0 2 2 0
14 Aric Almirola 105 -77 4 0 0 0 0
15 Clint Bowyer 101 -81 4 0 0 1 0
16 Greg Biffle 101 -81 4 0 0 1 0
17 Kyle Larson 98 -84 4 0 0 2 1
18 David Ragan 98 -84 4 0 0 0 0
19 Jamie McMurray 97 -85 4 0 1 1 1
20 David Gilliland 92 -90 4 0 0 0 0
21 Carl Edwards 88 -94 4 0 0 0 0
22 Austin Dillon 88 -94 4 0 0 0 0
23 Danica Patrick 86 -96 4 0 0 0 0
24 Sam Hornish Jr 79 -103 4 0 0 0 0
25 Jeff Gordon 77 -105 4 0 0 1 1
26 Trevor Bayne 71 -111 4 0 0 0 0
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 70 -112 4 0 0 0 1
28 Justin Allgaier 70 -112 4 0 0 0 1
29 Cole Whitt 60 -122 4 0 0 0 1
30 Brett Moffitt 56 -126 3 0 0 1 0
31 Michael Annett 54 -128 4 0 0 0 0
32 Michael McDowell 44 -138 3 0 0 0 0
33 Kurt Busch 39 -143 1 0 1 1 0
34 Alex Bowman 37 -145 3 0 0 0 1
35 Brian Vickers 32 -150 2 0 0 0 0
36 Tony Stewart 32 -150 4 0 0 0 2
37 Josh Wise 30 -152 3 0 0 0 0
38 Jeb Burton 23 -159 3 0 0 0 0
39 Bobby Labonte 20 -162 1 0 0 0 0
40 Michael Waltrip 18 -164 1 0 0 0 0
41 Reed Sorenson 12 -170 1 0 0 0 0
42 Matt DiBenedetto 9 -173 1 0 0 0 0
43 Mike Wallace 8 -174 1 0 0 0 0
44 Alex Kennedy 6 -176 1 0 0 0 0
45 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -180 1 0 0 0 1
46 Brian Scott 0 -182 1 0 0 0 0
47 Regan Smith 0 -182 3 0 0 0 0
48 Matt Crafton 0 -182 1 0 0 0 0
49 Ryan Blaney 0 -182 2 0 0 0 1
50 Johnny Sauter 0 -182 1 0 0 0 0
51 Landon Cassill 0 -182 4 0 0 0 2
52 Brendan Gaughan 0 -182 3 0 0 0 0
53 Ty Dillon 0 -182 1 0 0 0 0
54 Mike Bliss 0 -182 2 0 0 0 0
55 J.J. Yeley 0 -182 4 0 0 0 0
56 Joe Nemechek 0 -182 1 0 0 0 0
57 Tanner Berryhill 0 -182 0 0 0 0 0
58 Travis Kvapil 0 -182 0 0 0 0 0
59 Justin Marks 0 -182 0 0 0 0 0