Harvick Finishes Third at Charlotte

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 10/08/17

Jimmy John's Driver Scores 10th Top-Five of 2017; Third in Point Standings

Date: Oct. 8, 2017

Event: Bank of America 500 (Round 30 of 36)

Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)

Format: 334 laps, broken into three stages (90 laps/90 laps/154 laps)

Start/Finish: 3rd/3rd (Running, completed 337 of 337 laps)

Point Standing: 3rd with 3,069 points, 26 points ahead of ninth place with two races to go before the Round of 8

Note: Race ended in overtime, going three laps past its scheduled 334-lap distance


Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing (Toyota) in overtime

Stage 1 Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)

Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-90):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 91-180):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 181-334):


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

“That’s about where we were going to run, second or third. We just kind of lost a little bit of the track there as the VHT started to wear off in the second half of the race. But they did a great job all day. For the most part, we had good stops all day – just the timing of the bad one came at the end, but, for the most part, they did a great job. Everybody in the field had a bad stop at some point today, so it was a good day for our Jimmy John’s/Busch Ford, and everybody is doing a good job with the speed of the cars.”

Playoff Standings (with two races to go before the Round of 8):

1.   Martin Truex Jr. (3,106 points) 1 win

2.   Kyle Larson (3,072 points, -34) +29 points

3.   Kevin Harvick (3,069 points, -37) +26 points

4.   Chase Elliott (3,059 points, -47) +16 points

5.   Denny Hamlin (3,056 points, -50) +13 points

6.   Kyle Busch (3,055 points, -51) +12 points

7.   Jimmie Johnson (3,051 points, -55) +8 points

8.   Jamie McMurray (3,044 points, -62) +1 point

9.   Matt Kenseth (3,043 points, -63) -1 point

10. Brad Keselowski (3,042 points, -64) -2 points

11. Ryan Blaney (3,039 points, -67) -5 points

12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3,034 points, -72) -10 points

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Alabama 500 on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. It is the fifth race of the 10-race playoffs and starts at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC beginning at 1 p.m.

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