Harvick takes AAA 400 Drive for Autism in Dover

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Kyle Busch out: Kyle Busch failed to finish a race for the first time this season because of a broken drive shaft on the No. 18 Toyota. SHR cars held the point for 241 laps with Bowyer leading the other 40 laps.

Bowyer came out first, Harvick second, Truex Jr. third and Suarez fourth.

After the rain delay, Harvick took the lead from Bowyer with 62 laps to go and pulled away for an impressive 7.24-second victory.

Harvick say he's starting to get into a groove on the Monster Mile. The pit crew did a good job today and with all the frustration with the handling we still managed to finish fourth.

"I feel like we're playoff-racing on a weekly basis", Harvick said. The race featured 19 lead changes among 10 different drivers and 12 caution flag periods for 65 laps. "We'll go on to next week".

In all, Fords led 374 laps, which saw five blue ovals finishing in the top eight.

"Three cars in the top five shows a lot about where we are as a compnay", Harvick said. Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson rounded out the top 10.

Driving the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing, Harvick continued his dominance of the Cup Series by taking all the stages and winning the 400 Drive for Autism.

ON THE WAY BACK: Three Chevrolet teams started the race from a deficit after they were sent to the back of the field after failing pre-race inspection three times.

Bowyer was ahead of the field when the red flag waved and the cars were brought down pit road on Lap 320 of the 400-lap event due to a long-anticipated DE shower.

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Still, it took 13 laps before Harvick got in position to make a pass for the lead. Bowyer had asked for a rain dance when the race was stopped with 80 laps left. A quick pit stop put Keselowski in the lead for the next 46 laps. Harvick won all three of the race's stages in a dominant performance.

Kyle Busch, who had won three races in a row before running into trouble last weekend at Talladega, ran into more trouble at Dover. From start to finish, everyone looked at Harvick as the auto to beat.

Bowyer caught Stenhouse on lap 295 and passed him coming off turn two a couple laps later. Harvick finished more than six seconds ahead of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer. By lap 316, Harvick moved into second.

Harvick, Truex and Bowyer - all winners this year - are over 35. "Sometimes a little bit less, a little bit more".

That's just one example of a hard day at the Monster Mile for several front-running teams.

"This is a huge confidence and a momentum builder for our No. 14 team, for our organization", he said.

When the green flew, Bowyer got the jump on his teammate, but Harvick stayed close. "We go back and we talk about how to get better every week, and we build better race cars and they build better engines, and we've done better on pit road". "My vehicle was at that particular point really good, and I just wanted to move up the racetrack and try to put as much pressure on him as I could".

"I was holding my own even as loose as I was", Bowyer said. From there, Harvick set sail and was never challenged the rest of the way.

"If I had the day to do over again, I'd have liked to have not had that pit stop and had some runs in clean air and be able to adjust your vehicle that way", he said. "It's another milestone for us to have three cars in the top five today". You have to keep evolving and keep pushing the envelope ...

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