Kevin Harvick's car wasn't the class of the field that belonged to Ryan Newman but in the end it didn't matter. Harvick led the final 19 laps to earn his second victory of 2005. "I got a good start and never had to check up through (turns) 1 and...
Kevin Harvick's car wasn't the class of the field that belonged to Ryan Newman but in the end it didn't matter. Harvick led the final 19 laps to earn his second victory of 2005.
"I got a good start and never had to check up through (turns) 1 and 2. Once we got out front it was that much better. There for about 10 laps, you didn't have to let out of the throttle," said Harvick of the closing laps.
Harvick had to hold off the hard-charging car of Greg Biffle to gain the victory. The two had harsh words for each other post race, as Biffle accused Harvick of intentionally keeping him a lap down earlier in the event.
"He had to try to block to keep us a lap down and he stayed behind the 41 for as long as he could so we wouldn't be the lucky dog. Whatever he needs to do to try to win - I guess he needs to because he hasn't won in a while," cited Biffle.
Harvick wasn't amused, "I think the biggest thing he needs to do is remember we were all racing. If he wants to step outside and take care of it we can. He needs to remember I still owe him one from 2002. He just needs to quit whining about it and just race."
When the war of words was over, Biffle still had to settle for second.
Pole sitter Ryan Newman's Dodge was beyond compare but a penalty on pit road forced him to third place result.
"We did lose some time but you can't expect the guys in front of you to pull over and let you go," Newman said.
Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer complete the top five.
Martin Truex, Jr. continues to lead the standings; Clint Bowyer, Reed Sorenson, Carl Edwards and Kenny Wallace complete the top five.