Sunday, March 27, 2011

Harvick Makes Last Lap Pass on Johnson To Win at California

Associated Press

Harvick becomes the fifth different winner in five 2011 NASCAR races
FONTANA, Calif. -- Kevin Harvick passed California king Jimmie Johnson on the final turn to win his first race of the season Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.

Kyle Busch had the dominant car most of the day and led coming out of a restart with nine laps left. Johnson, a five-time winner at Fontana, chased him down to take the lead with three laps left, but Harvick moved in right behind him.

Harvick pulled up close, started to make his move to the outside on Turn 3 and completed the pass before hitting the final straightaway for his 15th career win.

Harvick, who started 24th, led just one of the 200 laps around the 2-mile oval.

Johnson finished second and Busch was third, spoiling his chance to pull off the NASCAR weekend sweep two weeks in a row.

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