Kevin Harvick wins Saturday’s Cup race at Michigan in overtime

External News Wire | 08/08/20

Author: Daniel McFadin

Date: August 8, 2020

Kevin Harvick beat Brad Keselowski in overtime to win Saturday’s Cup race at Michigan International Speedway and claim the first part of a weekend doubleheader at the 2-mile track.

Harvick completed a sweep of the race after winning the first two stages. He denied Keselowski a chance to earn his first Cup win his home track.

“The restarts were obviously a handful but our Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang was really fast today and we held on for the long run and would really go on the short run and did everything we needed it to do,” Harvick told NBCSN.

Harvick led the final 14 laps, taking the lead with eight laps to go in the scheduled distance after he almost made contact with contact with Kyle Busch, which got Busch loose and sent him up the track.

“I didn’t know if I hit him or not but I saw the video and didn’t touch him,” Harvick said. “I must have packed a bunch of air on his left rear. I knew I needed to be right there. You have to take the chance when you have it and I needed that side draft down the front straightaway. I got within like an inch it looked like on the video. I didn’t know if I had just barely touched him but in the video I definitely didn’t touch him.”

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