Kevin Harvik Wins in Phoenix, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Second

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Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, making it two out of two for Chevrolet so far this season. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver led 224 of the race’s 312 laps and took the checkered flag ahead of Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Third place went to pole-sitter Brad Keselowski, who was followed by Team Penske colleague Joey Logano and Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon.

“Man, thus just solidifies so many things and so many decisions,” said Harvick, who joined Stewart-Haas after spending 13 seasons with Childress Racing. “I’ve just got to thank Gene (Haas) and Tony (Stewart), and (business manager) Eddie Jarvis. In 2012 I told (Jarvis) it would be fun to have Tony and I on the same team, and here we are in the Victory Lane”.

"It was a great job by Kevin and his whole team. They did a great job all weekend. They were fast. We worked on our car. We got a little help from our teammates, and it was a lot of hard work to get better and better. I ended up where I thought we should have finished. We were a little faster at the end, but they were stellar — impressive as heck all weekend. I hope everybody enjoyed the race. We were really working our butts off there and giving it everything we had,” added Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Phoenix Top 10:

1. Kevin Harvick (Stweart-Haas Racing/Chevrolet)
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports/Chevrolet)
3. Brad Keselowski (Team Penske/Ford)
4. Joey Logano (Team Penske/Ford)
5. Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports/Chevrolet)
6. Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports/Chevrolet)
7. Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing/Chevrolet)
8. Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway Racing/Ford)
9. Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing/Toyota)
10. Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing/Chevrolet).

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