Delaware Public Media

Harvick takes "AAA 400 Drive for Autism" in Dover

May 6, 2018

Kevin Harvick put another notch in the win column this year with his victory in Dover Sunday. 

Harvick earned his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series win this season, taking the checkered flag in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway.

Harvick was strong all day.  He led for 201 of 400 laps, and took the lead for good with 55 to go, not long after the race restarted following a 41-minute rain delay.  He finished over six seconds ahead of second place Clint Bowyer.

Harvick says the number 4 car and his team showed up ready to tame the Monster Mile.

“It was just one of those weekends where the car was spot on from the time we got here. And the guys are just doing a great job.  Everybody is so detail-oriented right now.  I feel like we’re playoff racing on a weekly basis and if you’re going to win a bunch of races that’s what you have to do,” said Harvick.

The win is Harvick’s second at Dover, the other coming in the fall 2015 race here.

Harvick say he’s starting to get into a groove on the Monster Mile.

“I like driving here.  We just never had the speed that it took at the beginning of my career to do wjat weve been doing of the past few years (in Dover),” said Harvick.

He’s the first driver to win four times this season, putting him third in the points standings – behind only Kyle Busch and Joey Lagano.