NASCAR: Kevin Harvick takes his 100th national victory
Kevin Harvick brings the #4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion to the Victory Lane for the second time this season on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway‘s Pennzoil 400, taking his 100th NASCAR national victory in a career.
After winning both Xfinity and Cup Series races last week at Atlanta, Harvick dominated in the third Cup Series race of the season at Las Vegas and won ahead of Las Vegas native Kyle Busch.
Harvick won for the 39th time in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is now tied with Tim Flock and Matt Kenseth in the 19th place on the all-time Cup victory list and the third among active drivers. On the all-time list of combined national wins, Harvick is fourth, behind Richard Petty (200 wins), Kyle Busch 184) and David Pearson (106).
Harvick was leading for 214 of 267 laps at 1.5-mile circuit, winning also both Stage 1 and Stage 2 to collect plenty of Playoff points. He crossed a finish line in a dominant fashion, 2.906 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch. The third-placed Kyle Larson was more than 13 seconds back. Only nine drivers ended a race on the lead lap.
The next Cup Series race is the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (former Phoenix International Raceway), scheduled for March 11.