Harvick Handles Monster Mile, Wins Fourth Cup Race Of 2018

Clint Bowyer Ready To Battle Miles the Monster in Dover

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Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick have one Dover win apiece. Harvick reeled off three straight wins at Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix earlier this season and now has the 60-pound Miles the Monster trophy to add to his collection. Larson will try Sunday to win his first race of the season.

Rain would delay the race on lap 317 for a while, but racing would quickly resume with Harvick overtaking Clint Bowyer for the final time of the day and cruising to the victory. When the rain continued, the race went red.

It was the first time a Ford has reached victory lane at Dover since Matt Kenseth's auto did it in May 2011. Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed the top five in Friday's qualifying.

"For an owner, days like this are what you dream of to have three in the top five", said driving legend Tony Stewart, who is in his second season as an owner. "Rowdy" will need to regain his mojo after the superspeedway event last weekend, especially as he saw championship rival Kevin Harvick manage pole position there and finish in fourth place.

Also finishing in the Top 10 and collecting stage points were Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. Leave us a comment and let us know who is your pick to win at Dover International Speedway.

That time came with 63 laps to go when Harvick passed Bowyer for the lead. To have success here, drivers will need a solid balance for their vehicle and be patient during this long race.

It's the fourth time this season that he's swept the first two stages.

Harvick has just been the most dominant racer for a powerful Stewart-Haas team that now has posted five victories - Bowyer won at Martinsville - after winning three in 2017.

Kyle Larson was the fastest in qualifying for Sunday's AAA 400 Drive for Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Larson had won his fifth career pole and was a heavy favorite Sunday on the strength of two runner-up finishes at the track. Alex Bowman and Austin Dillon were also sent to the back; neither one wound up inside the top 20.

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