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NASCAR results at Dover: Kevin Harvick earns fourth win in dominating fashion

Kevin Harvick won all three stages at the Monster Mile to earn his fourth win of the season.

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News 07 May 2018, 03:54 IST
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Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick

It was just Kevin Harvick's day.

The No. 4 car won each of the first two stages of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway, and then ran away with the third for his fourth win of the season and 41st win of his career.

He passed Kyle Busch for the most wins on the year with the victory. 

Teammate Clint Bowyer led for much of the third stage and was in the lead before a rain delay with 82 laps to go, but this year's winner at Martinsville got loose on a turn with 63 left and was passed by Harvick who coasted his way to victory. 

"It's fun racing your teammate," Harvick told FS1 after the race. "That says a lot about our company and one of your good friends as well."

Stewart-Haas Racing put three drivers in the Top 5 for the first time ever.

Joey Logano, who won at Talladega April 29, was in third for much of the third stage, but had a problem with his right front tire out of the rain delay and fell back to 16th because of it. He had a very hard time moving up after that and finished 13th.

Daniel Suarez tied his best career finish by finishing in third. His one other third-place finish came at Watkins Glen in August 2017.

But it was Kyle Busch who stole many of the headlines as the man who was tied for the most wins this season coming into Dover (3) had to pull out of the race with 124 laps to go as he had a problem with his driveshaft which resulted in his car spewing oil and parts resulting in a caution.

"It was a Top 3 car," Busch told FS1 after he had to pull out of the race. "I felt like, barring some different clean air circumstances and different restart lines and stuff I felt like I could get up there and race with the (No.) 4 or the (No.) 2, but as bad as that vibration kept getting throughout the race there it was just too hard to handle."

.@KyleBusch reports a driveshaft failure and he takes his @JoeGibbsRacing machine to the garage. pic.twitter.com/skPn1pBLy7
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 6, 2018

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This was Busch's first DNF since the 2017 Talladega Fall Race. However, he has not finished three of the last four races at Dover.

Toyota did not lead a lap for the first time since 2017 in Atlanta.

NASCAR results AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover

1. Kevin Harvick

2. Clint Bowyer

3. Daniel Suarez

4. Martin Truex Jr.

5. Kurt Busch

6. Brad Keselowski

7. Denny Hamlin

8. Ryan Blaney

9. Jimmie Johnson

10. Kyle Larson

11. Aric Almirola

12. Chase Elliott

13. Joey Logano

14. William Byron

15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

16. Jamie McMurray

17. Kasey Kahne

18. Erik Jones

19. Trevor Bayne

20. Chris Buescher

21. AJ Allmendinger

22. Michael McDowell

23. Alex Bowman

24. Ty Dillon

25. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.

26. Austin Dillon

27. David Ragan

28. Ross Chastain

29. Matt DiBenedetto

30. Gray Gaulding

31. Landon Cassill

32. Reed Sorenson

33. Ryan Newman

34. Paul Menard

35. Kyle Busch

36. Cody Ware

37. Derrick Cope

38. Corey Lajoie

 

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