Harvick Finishes 29th at Daytona
Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang Driver Involved in Midrace Incident
Date: July 7, 2019
Event: Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Round 18 of 36)
Series: Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oblong )
Format: 160 laps, divided into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)
Start/Finish: 4th/29th (Running, completed 124 of 127 laps in rain-shortened race)
Point standing: 3rd with 625 points, 75 out of first
Race Winner: Justin Haley of Spire Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Phase 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford)
Phase Two Winner: Austin Dillon of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):
??? Kevin Harvick started fourth, finished fourth and earned seven bonus points.
??? Early on, Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Mustang were in second position, right behind leader Joey Logano.
??? On lap 36, while in 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 obtained by at the end of the stage. Harvick wound up fourth.
Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):
??? Started sixth, finished 31st.
??? On lap 52, Harvick pitted for four tires and gas.
??? Harvick pitted on lap 59 for gasoline only and came out in 12th.
??? On lap 83, Harvick was involved in a six-car episode on the frontstretch. After several pit stops for repairs, the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford team was able to get back on the right track.
Last Period Recap (Laps 101-160):
??? Started 31st, finished 29th.
??? Harvick was driving around at the trunk of the bunch one lap down once he cut a tire, further damaging the No. 4 Ford.
??? Harvick managed to last until, on lap 127, the red flag was first issued for climate and the race was known as brief, using the No. 4 ending in 29th.
??? Harvick finished fourth in Stage 1 to make 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.
??? Just 18 of the 40 drivers at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 completed on the lead lap.
??? Joey Logano remains the championship leader after Daytona with an 18-point edge over second-place Kyle Busch.
The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is that the Kentucky 400 on Saturday, July 13 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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