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Kevin Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR win

16 March 2018

Early in Friday's first NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at ISM Raceway, the engine in Elliott Sadler's No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet expired, trailing a plume of heavy smoke as the auto slowed.

He had barely stepped out of his race auto Sunday at ISM Raceway after winning his third consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race after a rough week when he started with the zingers.

It was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver's ninth victory at the Phoenix track.

Kevin Harvick is on a terror in NASCAR.

Denny Hamlin put on a defensive clinic in midpoint of the race, holding off Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick for a good 30 laps.

". We just wanted to stomp 'em", said Harvick.

"Everybody was just determined this week. Once I kind of realized where we were as far as how our vehicle handled and things like that, you just kind of reset your goals and just go from there to figure out what you can do to maximize the day".

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"We've been fast here the last few years, so it would be nice to close out the weekend with a win", Larson said.

On Wednesday, Harvick was penalized the seven playoff points he earned for winning the race and the first two stages.

"I made it very clear to pat my window and thank it for doing its job", he said. And such disrespect is not something Harvick will take idly.

Harvick, a former series champion, will return to his hometown having won three of the first four races in the Cup series this season. And to take that away from those guys just really [ticked] me off last week. Our (final) pit stop wasn't stellar. "I got through 1 and 2, where I had been struggling, good and just got off the brake too soon and got it up the racetrack".

Hamlin held them both off until Busch got by on lap 243. "I needed to be a little more aggressive".

"I kind of look back to the amount of practice we had today". "Let's just keep pushing things forward and try not to stumble along the way and screw up what's going on". The guys did a good job, Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) made a good call, had a good pit stop there at the end to get us the lead.

"I felt OK going into Turn 1, and then going into Turn 3, something in the left front just kept locking up", Stenhouse said. "We gave it our best effort today". To act like Kevin Harvick is the only beneficiary of a little gamesmanship is to blind your eyes to fouls called in recent history against Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., etc., etc. Harvick. But Kyle Busch was in hot pursuit.

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Busch was a force in Sunday's 500-kilometer race, bulling his way through the competition as if to prove a point. Busch finished second for the second straight week.

With 124 to go, Harvick cut the dogleg on the back stretch and moved past Busch and into the lead.

Time and again, Harvick and Busch tried to pass Hamlin.

Perhaps Busch simply was exhausted of hearing Harvick's name batted around as the season's top gun to date. Byron fought through the afternoon and was running at the finish, two laps down in 18th place. He finished 6th and led the most laps that day with 194. Busch's team had trouble with the right rear tire on his stop with 53 laps left, allowing Harvick - who pitted three laps earlier - to slip ahead en route to his 40th Cup victory.

Rodgers, who went on to win two K&N races later in the season, will be a teammate of Harvick's in Thursday night's race at Kern County. He led 114 laps in this race last season but lost on a late-race restart.

Kevin Harvick is mad, but he is also mad fast.

In the last visit to ISM Raceway, Hamlin cut a tire following contact with Elliott.

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Kevin Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR win