Harvick Finishes Fourth at Texas

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 04/09/17

Jimmy John’s Driver Scores First Top-Five Finish of 2017

Date: April 9, 2017

Event: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Round 7 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 334 laps, broken into three stages (85 laps/85 laps/164 laps)

Start/Finish: 1st/4th (Running, completed 334 of 334 laps)

Point Standing: 10th (198 points, 117 out of first)


Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

Stage 1 Winner: Ryan Blaney of Wood Brothers Racing (Ford)

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


Stage 1 Recap (Ended on Lap 85):

Stage 2 Recap (Ended on Lap 170):

Final Stage Recap (Ended on Lap 334):


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“I think the racing was better than it could have been. The track did a great job getting the racetrack ready. It could have been like it was all day Friday and we’re able to get that second groove coming in. I think we overachieved today. The only chance we had today was to have clean air. Our Jimmy John’s Ford was very sensitive to the track and two tires. I was able to run out front and I could go okay then, but in traffic I really struggled off the corner.”

Next Up:

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 23 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The race starts at 2:00 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FOX.

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