Sunday, April 13, 2014

Harvick grabs first win ever at Darlington

The frustration had been mounting for Kevin Harvick since he won the second race of the season.

But Harvick, who had endured a series of mishaps and poor finishes in the past five weeks, took out those frustrations on the field Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, dominating the Bojangles Southern 500 and then winning a late dash to the checkered flag for his second win of the season. Harvick became the first two-race winner of the season, snapping a streak of seven different winners to start the season and gaining an advantage in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format.

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Harvick dominated the race, but came out of the pits fifth during a late caution period. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others took just two tires while Harvick took four, setting up a dramatic finish.

But Harvick blew past Earnhardt on the second of two green-white-checkered restarts to regain the lead and take the victory. Earnhardt finished second, followed by Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon.

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