Harvick Finishes 29th at Daytona
Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang Driver Involved in Midrace Incident
Date: July 7, 2019
Truth: Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Round 18 of 36)
Series: Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval)
Format: 160 laps, broken into three phases (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)
Start/Finish: 4th/29th (Running, completed 124 of 127 laps at rain-shortened race)
Point standing: 3rd of first with 625 points, 75 out
Race Winner: Justin Haley of Spire Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford)
Stage 2 Winner: Austin Dillon of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):
??? Kevin Harvick started fourth, finished fourth and got seven bonus points.
??? Early on, Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang were in second position, right behind chief Joey Logano.
??? On lap 36, while at second position behind Logano, Harvick pitted for fuel only.
??? Harvick came out in first position and headed until turn three on lap 50. Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Blaney got by at the end of the stage. Harvick wound.
Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):
??? Started sixth, finished 31st.
??? On lap 52, Harvick pitted for four tires and fuel.
??? Harvick pitted on lap 59 for fuel only and came out in 12th.
??? On lap 83, Harvick was involved in a six-car episode on the frontstretch. After a few pit stops for repairs, the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford team was able to get back on the right track.
Final Stage Recap (Laps 101-160):
??? Started 31st, completed 29th.
??? Harvick was driving around at the trunk of the pack down one lap once he cut a tire, further damaging the No. 4 Ford.
??? Harvick managed to last before, on lap 127, the red flag was first issued for weather and the race was called short, with the No. 4 finishing in 29th.
??? Harvick finished fourth Stage 1 to earn seven bonus points.
??? Harvick led after for 12 laps to increase his laps-led total at Daytona to 256.
??? Justin Haley won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 to score his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory.
??? You will find six caution periods for a total of 25 laps.
??? Only 18 of the 40 drivers in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 completed on the lead lap.
??? Joey Logano stays the championship leader following Daytona with an 18-point edge over second-place Kyle Busch.
The following event on the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series program is the Kentucky 400 on Saturday, July 13 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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