Author: Mike Hembree
Date: May 19, 2018
CONCORD, N.C. – Highlights of Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway:
WINNER: Kevin Harvick, easily the dominant driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year, solidified that position Saturday night by ruling the final segment and winning the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick led all the way in the 10-lap concluding segment of the race. His march to victory was delayed when Joey Logano and Kyle Larson crashed racing in the top five with three laps to go.
Harvick collected $1 million for the win, his second in the All-Star Race. He outran second-place Daniel Suarez by .32 of a second. Logano, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott completed the top five.
“Our car was super-fast,” Harvick said. “I could accelerate well. I was not very good on the bottom. I would push and slide. But in a straight line this thing was a rocket.”
Logano played a big role in the finish, giving Harvick a push to keep him in front of Suarez in the final moments.
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