NASCAR Cup
28 Jun
-
30 Jun
Event finished
04 Jul
-
06 Jul
Event finished
12 Jul
-
13 Jul
Event finished
19 Jul
-
21 Jul
Event finished
26 Jul
-
28 Jul
Event finished
02 Aug
-
04 Aug
Event finished
09 Aug
-
11 Aug
Event finished
15 Aug
-
17 Aug
Event finished
R
Darlington
30 Aug
-
01 Sep
Next event in
7 days
R
Indianapolis
06 Sep
-
08 Sep
Next event in
14 days
R
Las Vegas II
13 Sep
-
15 Sep
Next event in
21 days
R
Richmond II
19 Sep
-
21 Sep
Next event in
27 days
R
Charlotte II
27 Sep
-
29 Sep
Next event in
35 days
R
Dover II
04 Oct
-
06 Oct
Next event in
42 days
R
Talladega II
11 Oct
-
13 Oct
Next event in
49 days
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
-
20 Oct
Next event in
56 days
R
Martinsville II
25 Oct
-
27 Oct
Next event in
63 days
R
Texas II
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Next event in
70 days
R
Phoenix II
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Next event in
77 days
R
Homestead
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
Next event in
84 days

Kevin Harvick cruises to Stage 2 win at Dover

shares
comments
Kevin Harvick cruises to Stage 2 win at Dover
By:
May 6, 2018, 8:04 PM

Kevin Harvick completed a sweep of the first two stages at Dover with a dominating Stage 2 victory over Brad Keselowski.

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Toyota lead the field to green
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Miller Lite
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Miller Lite and Travis Geisler

It’s the fourth time this season, Harvick has swept the first two stages of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He ended up cruising to the win by over three seconds on the 1-mile track.

Kyle Busch finished third, Jimmie Johnson made his way up to fourth and Clint Bowyer completed the top-five.

Rounding the out the Top 10 and also collecting stage points were Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano.

During pit stops between Stages 1 and 2, Harvick was the first off pit road and remained in the lead when Stage 2 returned to green on Lap 128. He was followed by Keselowski and Kyle Busch.

Kurt Busch and William Byron both had an uncontrolled tire penalties during pit stops and Denny Hamlin pit while pit road was closed so all had to restart from the rear of the field.

On Lap 150, Harvick continued to hold a solid advantage over Keselowski, followed by Kyle Busch, Suarez and Johnson.

Derrike Cope wrecked off Turn 4 on Lap 153 to bring out another caution. Erik Jones was the first car one lap down and received the free pass.

Keselowski was the first car off pit road and took over the lead on the restart on Lap 159. He was followed by Harvick and Kyle Busch.

After pit stops, Ryan Newman took his No. 31 Chevrolet to the garage with a broken wheel stud. Paul Menard, who went to the garage in Stage 1 also with a broken wheel stud, returned to the race under this caution.

Halfway through the 120-lap stage, Keselowski continued to lead but Harvick was mounting a serious challenge in an attempt to make a pass for the lead. Johnson had made his way up to third.

On Lap 201, Harvick finally cleared Keselowski for the lead after he worked over Keselowski’s bumper for more than 10 laps.

Truex, who had to pit under green in Stage 1 for a flat tire, made his way back into the Top 10 on Lap 204.

With 15 laps remaining in the stage, Harvick had opened up a nearly 4-second lead over Keselowski. They were followed by Kyle Larson, Johnson and Bowyer.

With three laps remaining, A.J. Allmendinger appeared to hit the wall but the race remained green.

 

Next article
Kevin Harvick takes Stage 1 at Dover as several run out of fuel

Previous article

Kevin Harvick takes Stage 1 at Dover as several run out of fuel

Next article

Kevin Harvick dominates in SHR 1-2 at Dover

Kevin Harvick dominates in SHR 1-2 at Dover
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Dover
Location Dover International Speedway
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Author Jim Utter