Saturday, August 20, 2011

Harvick wins the VFW 200 at Michigan

Harvick leads at MIS in his No. 2 TapOut Chevrolet
Credit: Jared C. Tilton

After an exciting G-W-C finish to end the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Kevin Harvick claimed his 11th career win in the NCWTS piloting the No. 2 TapOut truck for his self owned teamed. Kevin Harvick became the first driver to win at Michigan in all three of NASCAR's top series, he has also done this at Martinsville, Phoenix and Atlanta.

In a strange occurrence during the race, Kyle Busch ran over debris which punctured his radiator. In the garage the debris was found to be a side window panel from another truck, so the question is, who is missing their window?

In the closing laps chaos ensued at lap 91 after Parker Kligerman slide into Mark Martin which incited multiple chain effect accidents claiming the trucks of Matt Crafton, Dakoda Armstrong, Austin Dillon among others. This would set up for the exciting finish in which Harvick battled with Peters and Paludo for the win. Peters and Paludo, both out of the Red Horse Racing stable of drivers, finished p2 and p3. This was the career best finish for Paludo, whose wife is due to give birth any second.


Race results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Timothy Peters
  3. Miguel Paludo
  4. James Buescher
  5. David Starr
  6. Jason White
  7. Ron Hornaday
  8. Brendan Gaughan
  9. Colin Braun
  10. Cole Whitt
  11. Todd Bodine
  12. Ricky Carmichael
  13. Johnny Sauter
  14. Mark Martin
  15. Justin Lofton
  16. Nelson Piquet Jr.
  17. Ryan Sieg
  18. Joey Coulter
  19. Max Papis
  20. Norm Benning
  21. Matt Crafton
  22. Austin Dillon
  23. Parker Kligerman
  24. Dakoda Armstrong
  25. Kyle Busch
  26. Chris Lafferty
  27. Butch Miller
  28. Peyton Sellers
  29. Casey Roderick
  30. Mike Garvey
  31. J J Yeley
  32. Mike Harmon
  33. Chris Jones

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