Harvick Finishes 20th at Talladega

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 10/16/17

Busch Light Outdoors Driver Sits Fourth in Point Standings

Date: Oct. 15, 2017

Event: Alabama 500 (Round 31 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval)

Format: 188 laps, broken into three stages (55 laps/55 laps/78 laps)

Start/Finish: 22nd/20th (Accident, completed 176 of 188 laps)

Point Standing: 4th with 3,089 points, 22 points ahead of ninth place with one race to go before the Round of 8


Race Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford)

Stage 1 Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford)

Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Blaney of Wood Brothers Racing (Ford)


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-55):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 56-110):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 111-188):


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Outdoors Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“I’m fine. The last one, we slowed down and I got in the back of the 75. I checked up and then the 21 popped up on the racetrack and I couldn’t get slowed down. It was just a bad weekend. The Busch Light Ford wasn’t as good as we needed. We had to start in the back and went to the back a couple other times and just couldn’t make anything happen. We were on defense the whole time and wound up wrecked twice, so not a good weekend.”

Playoff Standings (with one race to go before the Round of 8):

1.    Martin Truex Jr. (3,120 points) 1 win

2.    Brad Keselowski (3,101 points, -19) 1 win

3.    Kyle Larson (3,096 points, -24) +29 points

4.    Kevin Harvick (3,089 points, -31) +22 points

5.    Denny Hamlin (3,088 points, -32) +21 points

6.    Chase Elliott (3,087 points, -33) +20 points

7.    Ryan Blaney (3,076 points, -44) +9 points

8.    Jimmie Johnson (3,074 points, -46) +7 points

9.    Kyle Busch (3,067 points, -53) -7 points

10.  Matt Kenseth (3,066 points, -54) -8 points

11.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3,052 points, -68) -22 points

12.  Jamie McMurray (3,045 points, -75) -29 points

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. It is the sixth race of the 10-race playoffs and starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN beginning at 1 p.m. MRN Radio and SiriusXM Channel 90 will provide the radio call.

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