Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet team collected their fourth win of the 2013 season on Sunday afternoon in the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Starting the 312-lap affair from the ninth position, the California native showed speed early on, breaking into the top five on the first lap and settling into the lead by lap 56. While battling a loose-handling Chevrolet, Harvick led the field around the one-mile facility until the caution flag waved on lap 101 when he brought the red and white machine down pit road for service. Following the four-tire pit stop, the 23-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner returned to the track in the seventh position for the ensuring restart and patiently worked his way back to the lead by lap 248. Harvick remained out front until reporting he was out of fuel and was forced to come down pit road under green-flag conditions on lap 268 for right-side tires and fuel. Back on track, the Richard Childress Racing driver quickly returned to the top five by lap 276, regained the lead on the final lap when Carl Edwards ran out of fuel and drove the Budweiser Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the 23rd time in his 13-year Sprint Cup Series career. Following Harvick's fourth victory of the season, he remains third in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, 34 markers out of the top spot.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
"What a great day. I'm just really proud of everyone on the Budweiser Chevrolet team today. We've had great success at this track in the past and I'm glad that we could go to Victory Lane again today. We've been through a lot over the last few weeks, and I think that has made all of us closer as a team. I'm really proud to be getting another win for Richard Childress and the entire RCR organization before this season comes to a close."