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February 7, 2011

Harvick wins 33rd

Filed under: NASCAR Articles — Scott Voight @ 2:37 pm

Kevin Harvick won his 33rd Nationwide Series race in the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet. A former series champion, Harvick won for the first time in a Nationwide car he owns when he took the checkered flag in Saturday’s Scott’s Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“Finally, we got this out of the way,” Harvick said. “The alternator went out today, it was kind of hot in there, but everybody did a great job.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of pressure that I’ve put on myself,  probably more pressure than any of the guys wants to see at the shop over the last year, but it’s been well worth the reward today. And I guess it’s kind of fitting that it comes on what’s been my most successful track in the Nationwide Series here at Bristol, and I’m just glad it all finally came together.”

Harvick got the break he needed when disaster struck Kyle Busch, who led a race-high 156 laps, on the on the final pit stop for the lead cars on Lap 254. A tire taken off the right rear wheel of the No. 18 Toyota bounced off the inside wall and rolled back out onto pit road. Busch left his pit box before his crew could retrieve the tire and drew a penalty that dropped him from first to 16th for a restart on Lap 259.

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