NASCAR at Kansas race: Outcomes, highlights from Harvick’s KC Masterpiece 400 win | NASCAR


Kevin Harvick took dwelling his second straight checkered flag underneath the Saturday night time lights on the KC Masterpiece 400 in Kansas.

The driving force of the No. Four automobile began the race out entrance after successful the pole on Friday and stayed there for a lot of the race. He ceded the primary two stage wins to Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson, respectively, however made some well-timed pit stops to complete the race robust and push previous Martin Truex Jr. within the final lap to take the win at Kansas Speedway.

“I feel, as you have a look at the final couple of laps, it wasn’t working for me on the underside, and I used to be capable of make up some floor on the highest,” mentioned Harvick, who gained for the third time at Kansas.

“I assumed, if it got here right down to it, I may move him on the underside, as a result of my automobile went via (Turns) 1 and a pair of on the underside, or I may drive via the center of three and Four, however I simply needed to decide which lane. He wasn’t going to decide on, and he by no means selected the excessive lane, and we had been capable of drive proper by.”

NASCAR AT KANSAS: Outcomes from the race

The victory is Harvick’s fifth of the season and second in a row; he gained final weekend at Dover. The 5 wins are probably the most in a single season for him, and with 24 races nonetheless on the schedule in 2018, Harvick has likelihood to interrupt that mark.

Till late in Stage Three, the one race cautions got here from the stage breaks and the competitors warning at Lap 30. That modified with a slew of late-race wrecks, one in all which included two leaders, Blaney and Larson. The second crash of the night time was even bigger and concerned William Byron and Ryan Newman, amongst others, and drew a purple flag with fewer than 20 laps to go.

“Yeah, that one damage actually unhealthy,” Byron mentioned, “however I’m high-quality. We took two tires there and couldn’t get it turned on the underside after which obtained sucked round on the final minute.

“That was positively the toughest hit I’ve been in, however I’m grateful to be strolling, in order that’s good.”

(Materials from the NASCAR Wire Service was used on this report.)

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Sporting Information has outcomes and highlights from the KC Masterpiece 400.

NASCAR at Kansas: Outcomes and highlights from the KC Masterpiece 400

(All occasions Jap)

11:25 — It is Kevin Harvick’s night time.

11:18 — Harvick overtakes Truex with one lap to go and he takes the checkered flag at Kansas!

11:16 — 5 to go and Truex has a snug lead.

11:15 — Harvick is surging! He is as much as P2 and gaining on Truex.

11:13 — Again to yellow now. On inexperienced it will be Truex, Logano, Jones on the restart with lower than 10 laps to go.

10:53 — Large wreck proper as they restart. Byron, Kenseth and Newman all concerned amongst others. Byron will get the worst of it however all drivers seem like OK. Purple flag out whereas they cleanup the wreck.

10:47 — Blaney will head to the storage and about half of the sphere pits however the leaders stayed out.

10:45 — From unhealthy to worse for Larson and Blaney. They make contact and the warning flag is again out.

10:43 — Harvick and Logano make a push and now sit 1-2. Larson and Blaney drop to Three-Four.

10:42 — They’re again to inexperienced with 25 laps to go.

10:35 — The warning flag comes out. Suarez and Bowman concerned after some contact and sparks.

10:30 — Lower than 40 laps to go and it is again to Larson, Blaney, Harvick at 1-2-Three.

10:27 — Properly that is not speculated to occur.

10:24 — The leaders all pit and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is out entrance. He and Jimmie Johnson had been the one two drivers within the prime 20 to remain out.

10:15 — Larson has pushed his result in nearly 4 seconds forward of Harvick and Blaney on lap 201.

9:57 — Inexperienced flag is out with 100 laps to go in Kansas. 

9:48 — Stage 2 belongs to Kyle Larson. Harvick, Blaney and Kyle Busch observe behind him.

9:36 — Harvick is having some hassle and he isn’t completely satisfied. He nonetheless sits in P2 although.

9:33 — Kyle Larson is your new race chief.

9:30 — Inexperienced flag pit stops beginning to happen now for a number of drivers.

9:20 — Keselowski has to pit for a unfastened wheel that’ll put him one lap down.

9:17 — Kenseth and Johnson are battling it out for the free move place and P24.

9:14 — Daniel Suarez heads to pit highway rapidly after the restart as a consequence of some vibrations.

9:10 — Again to inexperienced and it is Harvick, Blaney and Keselowski out entrance. Chris Buescher compelled to the rear for an uncontrolled tire on the yellow flag pit cease.

9:09 — Shut however no cigar for Kevin Harvick.

9:01 — The remainder of the highest 10 for Stage 1.

eight:58 — And it is Blaney who takes Stage 1! It is his third stage win of 2018.

eight:57 — One lap to go and Blaney and Harvick are side-by-side for the lead.

eight:55 — Not a really perfect first race again for Matt Kenseth.

eight:49 — Jimmie Johnson hits the pits for a possible unfastened wheel.

eight:42 — Kasey Kahne with a slight run-in with the wall.

eight:34 — Again to inexperienced flag racing in Kansas. Blaney is the brand new chief on the restart.

eight:31 — Byron is the primary off of pit highway however will get a penalty for an outdoor tire violation.

eight:27 — Lap 30 and the competitors warning are right here. Harvick has led the whole time with Blaney in P2 and Kyle Busch in P3 behind him.

eight:20 — Shut one for Bubba Wallace there.

eight:17 — Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer making strikes into the highest 20.

eight:12 — The inexperienced flag is out! Time for some Saturday night time racing.

eight:00 — Kansas Speedway flyover.

7:55 — NASCAR has added a contest warning on lap 30.

7:45 — He is baaaaaaack!

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