NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Harvick wins the rain-interrupted race at Bristol
Kevin Harvick is the winner of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which had two parts because of the rain. The race on the 0.533-mile oval started on Saturday evening and it was halted after just 48 laps. The restart was scheduled for Sunday afternoon 1 PM but, due to new rain, it was delayed for few more hours. Finally, after the track was dried, the 40-car field, led by Kyle Busch, started the Night Race under the daily light.
Kyle Busch was leading for 256 laps but on Lap 358, the race was over. He spun in Turn 2. While his Toyota was sliding sideways at the exit from the corner, it was hit by Justin Allgaier‘s car. After that, Allgaier collected two more cars of Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson.
Until the end of the race, Kevin Harvick was in charge, leading for 128 laps. After 500 laps he took the checkered flag 1.933 seconds ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Harvick’s victory was his second at Bristol, his second of the season and the 33rd of his career.
Denny Hamlin finished third, followed by Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher. Pole winner Carl Edwards finished sixth, with Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, AJ Allmendinger and Joey Logano completing the top 10.
The next race in the Sprint Cup Series calendar is the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 28.