Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

Sammy Stanley | 29 June, 2017, 08:53

(INDYCAR)-Scott Dixon burnishes his credentials as one of the all-time great IndyCar drivers with a win on the Road American course at Elkhart Lake Wisconsin. And that could continue this week if Dale Earnhardt Jr. - the active Cup leader with four wins at Daytona - were to steal a win in his final career start at the track. McMurray is seeking his first win of the season.

"It kept me from sitting around and trying to find something to do on Saturday", Harvick said. It will be pretty weird, I think, to come back to the 500. It just didn't figure to be at Sonoma, where he had never won before.

Truex made the comment over his team radio after successfully passing Harvick for the lead on Lap 67 of 110.

It was Harvick's 36th Cup series win, but first since October 2016, and he led a 1-2-3 finish for Ford as Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski followed.

Bowyer, the driver for the entry that Tony Stewart used for his final NASCAR victory past year at the track, was second and Brad Keselowski third as Ford cars went 1-2-3.

Kevin Harvick is now in year four of his contract with Stewart-Haas Racing and has been a perpetual championship contender every single season, even winning the 2014 title.

Seeing teammate Kevin Harvick win was good in the sense that Harvick has had such a good season, he's not taking a playoff spot that Bowyer hadn't already figured would be taken. Ford won eight Cup races last season, and seven came exclusively from Team Penske drivers. Bowyer, who has a place at the Lake of the Ozarks although he hails from Kansas, is having the best year he has had for the past several seasons, but needs a win the lock in a position in the ten-race playoff for the series championship.

"I feel pretty good about this track and this vehicle, so we definitely feel like we have an opportunity to turn on four win lights tomorrow", Hagan said. "I feel like I can just drive this place in my sleep because I've driven so many laps here over the years". He took a mangled vehicle with a lot of tape holding it together and rallied from the rear of the field over the the second half of the race.

After the deck was shuffled during late stage pit stops, Truex was back in the lead by Lap 23 and cruised to the stage win. In his first Xfinity Series race, at Mid-Ohio Sports-Car Course, he started 22nd in a 40-car field and finished 13th.

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Truex passed pole-sitter Larson for the lead on lap 10. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch round out the top-five. "Kurt winning the Daytona 500 and we have run well". He is forced to go all out for the win on road courses to try to win a race and make the Chase, and as a result, he becomes boom-or-bust DFS play.

Before Truex started to experience the power issue with his Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, he was leading Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race when he came in for his final pit stop on Lap 70.

Ganassi had a chance for a weekend sweep.

On Lap 31, Earnhardt was the meat in a three-wide sandwich entering Turn 4, with Kyle Larson dive-bombing to the inside and Patrick on the outside.

Castroneves beat out teammate Will Power by.06 seconds to take the pole. Stage racing should also help contribute to there being multiple drivers with 20+ laps led. The third podium place when to Canadian Lance Stroll, whose Williams was edged in a photo-finish by Bottas. By the time I got done tearing the hell out of my vehicle, I was out of tires.

Shortly before that, Hamilton and Vettel were involved in an incident that threatens to sour their good relations. Vettel accused Hamilton of "check braking" him on a restart, causing Vettel to run into the back of Hamilton's then-leading auto.

He was practically a kid back then, doing his interviews with a baseball hat on backward before jumping in his race auto as a respite from the chaos around him. Vettel was given a 10-second penalty.

At Norwalk, Ohio, Steve Torrence raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, beating Doug Kalita in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Hagan took his third No. 1 qualifier of the season with a 3.865-second pass at 333.33 miles per hour in a Dodge Charger R/T.

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