The Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Harvick's first win of this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, his first win in a Ford, and his first win at Sonoma Raceway. His previous thirty-five wins have come while driving Chevrolets.
"I mean, to restart after the second stage 33rd and to battle back with no trick strategy or any gimmick to get him back up there, he drove from 33rd to second, I thought was really impressive", Stewart said.
Over the past four Sonoma races, Menard has an average finish of 12th.
The issue handed the lead over to No. 4 Kevin Harvick with a lead just over nine seconds.
"I was out of tires", Bowyer said of the final race to the finish. His auto promoted Disney's Cars 3 movie, and was painted to resemble the cocky car-character competing for the Piston Cup in the Pixar films (the voice is provided by Owen Wilson). Here's our picks for this NASCAR Monster Energy Series race.
"Unfortunately we got hit on turn 11 and lost half of the auto". Erik Jones finished in 25th place.
But that dominating drive was no more impressive than Busch's third-place finish a year later in a vehicle fielded by owner James Finch. Those two have been swapping positions all season long while no one else is even close atop the charts. The Kiwis won Race 8 by 30 seconds.
Sixteen drivers will qualify for the ten-race playoff.
When Tony Stewart left NASCAR last season, there was a hole left in his fans' hearts.
McMurray enters the week in seventh place in the standings with 450 points.
Truex Jr. led the field to green after winning the first stage but just three laps in, Danica Patrick spun out and interestingly enough, collected her boyfriend No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and he suffered major damage to the front-right side of the vehicle. Look for Busch to run up front and take the win this weekend.
Kevin Harvick couldn't have asked for a better race weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Like I mentioned above he is also the only active driver with multiple wins here (2015,2008). One week after debris cautions drew the ire of drivers and fans at MI, race officials on Sunday allowed the final half of the race to play out caution-free until Kasey Kahne's crash on the final lap.
With a slew of winnable races coming up for Harvick including Daytona (two wins), New Hampshire (two wins) and Indianapolis (one win) in May, he could join Keselowski very soon in the multiple winners category for Ford.
Castroneves beat out teammate Will Power by.06 seconds to take the pole.
Christopher Bell led 152 laps in just his second career start in the series before a late wreck cost relegated him to 16th.
When Stage 3 began on Lap 54, it was time to run for the money. The race was run by Daniel Ricciardo, who drives for Red Bull Racing. "He understands my interest and he might make that happen some day". Runner-up Valteri Bottas, in the second Mercedes vehicle, was left a lap down after a collision with another auto on the first lap forced him to the pits for repairs. More important this week will be finishing position and place differential. Stroll, at eighteen years and 237 days, is the youngest rookie in F1 history to get a podium finish and the first Canadian to get one since Jacques Villeneuve in 2001.
Vettel steered his Ferrari into fourth, just ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes. All we need is another strong run on Sunday. With veteran driver Shane Stewart, their sprint auto team races in the World of Outlaws series. He came out fifth, behind Vettel.
On the brink of the playoffs, Bowyer isn't thinking that he can rely on getting in on points.