Harvick Victorious at Texas

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 11/05/17

Mobil 1 Driver Scores Second Win of 2017, Punches Ticket to Championship 4

Date: Nov. 5, 2017

Event: AAA Texas 500 (Round 34 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: 3rd/1st (Running, completed 334 of 334 laps)

Point Standing: 3rd with 4,112 points, 56 points out of first (Qualified for the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the race win)


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

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

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


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-85):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 86-170):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 171-334):



Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“This feels so good. We have been qualifying well here (Texas) and racing well ever since I have been at Stewart-Haas Racing and just never got it to work out to go to victory lane. Today we had to earn it. To be able to pass the 78 car for the win is something that is huge for our confidence and team knowing we need to go to another 1.5-mile (track) at Homestead to race for the championship. I am really proud of everyone on our Mobil 1 Ford. This thing was a hot rod today.”


Playoff Standings (with one race remaining in the Round of 8):

  1. Kyle Busch (4,118 points, -50) 1 win (clinched spot in Championship 4)
  2. Kevin Harvick (4,112 points, -56) 1 win (clinched spot in Championship 4)
  3. Martin Truex Jr. (4,168 points) +76 (clinched spot in Championship 4)
  4. Brad Keselowski (4,111 points, -57) +19 points
  5. Denny Hamlin (4,092 points, -76) -19 points
  6. Ryan Blaney (4,089 points, -79) -22 points
  7. Chase Elliott (4,062 points, -106) -49 points
  8. Jimmie Johnson (4,060 points, -108) -51 points


Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Can-Am 500 on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway. It is the ninth race of the 10-race playoffs and starts at 2:30 p.m. EST with live coverage provided by NBC beginning at 2 p.m. MRN Radio and SiriusXM Channel 90 will be on the radio call.

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