BUSCH: Harvick wins Friday night at PIR

Kevin Harvick survived a series of late race cautions and a green/white/checker finish to grab his second win of the Busch series season. It is his second consecutive win and his eighth top-10 in nine races. "This thing was off a little bit at...

Kevin Harvick survived a series of late race cautions and a green/white/checker finish to grab his second win of the Busch series season. It is his second consecutive win and his eighth top-10 in nine races.

"This thing was off a little bit at the beginning," said Harvick. "I think we had a bad set of tires but we got it fixed, those boys really made a difference on pit road.this is pretty fun.I never won two races in a row before in the Busch series."

Reed Sorenson was second, "I was trying hard to win that one. We just drove a little to hard.we had newer tires that he did maybe if we wouldn't have had so many late yellows we would have had a better shot."

Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch and Mark Martin complete the top five.

"I had a good time racing," said Edwards. "I feel bad about that last restart but I am just glad I am finally getting interviewed after a race and that the car is in one piece. I wanted to win that race so badly but I just didn't get a good restart."

Jason Leffler brought the field to the green flag and swapped the lead several times with Matt Kenseth and Harvick. Overall, he led career high78 laps. But with 11 laps to go, Leffler got turned by Clint Bowyer while running in the top ten. Bowyer was penalized one lap by NASCAR for rough driving but it was little comfort to Leffler who wound up finishing 22nd.

Bowyer was caught up in a crash in the closing circuits of the race and finished 21rst.

Kenseth led 23 laps but Harvick emerged as the class of the field late in the race as a series of late cautions slowed the field. Harvick was out front with five to go when a multi-car crash set up a green/white/checker finish.

The field restarted for the final time with two laps to settle it between Harvick who was followed by Reed Sorenson and Carl Edwards. Sorenson gave it a college try but just didn't have enough juice to catch Harvick's Chevy.

There were ten cautions for 43 laps and seven lead changes among 10 drivers.

Harvick continues to lead Busch series point standings. Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, JJ Yeley and Carl Edwards complete the top five.

Notably, a Busch only driver has not one an event yet this season. The series has been dominated by Cup series regulars.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Jason Leffler , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Reed Sorenson , Mark Martin