Kevin Harvick struggles at Daytona

  • 14 Sep, 2019

Harvick Finishes Disappointing 29th at Daytona

Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang Driver Involved in Midrace Incident Date: July 7, 2019 Truth: Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Round 18 of 36) Series: Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Format: 160 laps, divided into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps) Start/Finish: 4th/29th (Running, finished 124 of 127 laps at rain-shortened race) Point standing: 3rd with 625 points, 75 from first Race Winner: Justin Haley of Spire Motorsports (Chevrolet) Phase 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Austin Dillon of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50): ??? Kevin Harvick started fourth, finished fourth and earned seven bonus points. ??? Early on, Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang have been in second place, right behind chief Joey Logano. ??? On lap 36, while at second place behind Logano, Harvick pitted for fuel only. ??? Harvick came out in first place and led until turn three on lap 50. Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Blaney obtained by at the end of the stage. Harvick wound up fourth. Phase 2 Recap (Laps 51-100): ??? Launched sixth, finished 31st. ??? On lap 52, Harvick pitted for four tires and gas. ??? Harvick pitted on lap 59 for fuel only and arrived out in 12th. ??? On lap 83, Harvick was included in a six-car incident on the frontstretch. After several pit stops for repairs, the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford team managed to get back on track. Final Period Recap (Laps 101-160): ??? Started 31st, finished 29th. ??? Harvick was riding around in the trunk of this pack one lap down when he cut a tire, further damaging the No. 4 Ford. ??? Harvick managed to last before, on lap 127, the red flag was first issued to get weather and the race was known as short, using the No. 4 finishing in 29th. Notes: ??? Harvick finished fourth Stage 1 to earn seven bonus points. ??? Harvick led after for 12 laps to raise his laps-led complete at Daytona to 256. ??? Justin Haley won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 to score his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. ??? You will find six caution periods for a total of 25 laps. ??? Only 18 of the 40 drivers at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 completed on the lead lap. ??? Joey Logano stays the championship leader following Daytona with an 18-point advantage over second-place Kyle Busch. Next Up: The next event on the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is that the Kentucky 400 on Saturday, July 13 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Read more:

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