Harvick Finishes Second at Pocono

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 06/11/17

Busch Beer Driver Scores FifthTop-Five of 2017

Date: June 11, 2017

Event: Axalta presents the Pocono 400 (Round 14 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2.5-mile triangle)

Format: 160 laps, broken into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)

Start/Finish: 12th/2nd (Running, completed 160 of 160 laps)

Point Standing: 3rd (480 points, 104 out of first)


Race Winner: Ryan Blaney of Wood Brothers Racing (Ford)

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing (Chevrolet)


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 101-160):


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

“The guys did a great job. I’m really proud of the engine shop. I don’t know how the engine didn’t blow up with the third to second shift. Obviously the durability is good enough in the engines to do that. But we had a really fast car. Seemed like the caution came out there at the end of that second stage, and then we got back behind. I think we were 23rd when we restarted, and got back up towards the front and had another caution, and got almost all the way back towards the front. But I had a tough time driving in the corner all day. We never could stop like we needed to all weekend, so you just had to be really careful with the brakes. If I’d over drive it for a lap or two the pedal would start going down, and then I was really at a deficit. So I had to be very aware of where I let off every lap.”

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Firekeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, June 18 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1.

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