NCWTS: Kevin Harvick wins at Bristol

Three in a row for Harvick in the NCWTS.
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Tempers flared at Bristol after the usually beating and banging occurred during the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200. Pulling away from the field was Kevin Harvick who secured his third NCWTS win in a row. Harvick has now won at Bristol in all three NASCAR series, he has also completed that feat at Michigan, Martinsville, Phoenix and Atlanta.

The aforementioned tempers, the contestants were Kyle Busch versus Elliott Sadler. Round one: Hard racing on track saw Sadler collide with Busch, Sadler said he thought he was clear of Busch. Busch smacked the wall and apparently blames Sadler. Round two: In retaliation, Busch rams into Sadler, further damaging Busch's truck. Sadler was able to continue the race. Busch's team took his truck behind the wall for repairs and was unable to fix the damage.  Afterwards, Busch commented on the incident saying "The guy is paid by KHI, what do you think? He ran into me 3 times prior." Sadler responded by saying that it was just "good hard racing" and suggested that Busch just "watch the tape, see what happened" also suggesting that it was an issue with Busch's spotter and not Busch himself.  

Race highlights:

  • Elliott Sadler starts on pole, his first NCWTS pole of the year
  • lap 11 - Ron Hornaday spins on backstretch for caution #1
  • lap 32 - The No. 51 of Josh Richards spins after making contact with the No. 7 of Miguel Paludo bringing out caution number 2
  • lap 53 - The No. 01 of Jake Chum and the No. 87 of Chris Jones collide for the third caution
  • lap 63 - Upon restart a multi-truck accident with the trucks of Carmichael, Papis, Paludo, Chum and Rogers. Caution number 4
  • lap 91 - The No. 20 Truck of Johanna Long spun at the entrance of pit road trying to avoid Miguel Paludo, who was losing an engine and at the same time the No. 66 of Ross Chastain spun as well. Caution number 5
  • lap 103 - The aforementioned Kyle Busch versus Elliott Sadler incident brought out caution 6
  • lap 114 - Again, after restart the trucks of Papis, Feese, Sieg and Richards were involved in a multi-truck accident for caution number 7
  • lap 172 - The No. 70 truck of Jeff Agnew blew a right front tire to bring out the 8th caution
  • lap 187 - Austion Dillon (No. 3) runs out of fuel on track to bring out the ninth and final caution of the race
Race results:
  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Johnny Sauter
  3. Todd Bodine
  4. James Buescher
  5. Timothy Peters
  6. Joey Coulter
  7. Justin Lofton
  8. Nelson Piquet Jr.
  9. Elliott Sadler
  10. Parker Kligerman
  11. David Starr
  12. Cole Whitt
  13. David Mayhew
  14. Clay Rogers
  15. Johanna Long
  16. Jason White
  17. Josh Richards
  18. Blake Feese
  19. Ross Chastain
  20. Brendan Gaughan
  21. Matt Crafton
  22. Bryan Silas
  23. Austin Dillon
  24. Ron Hornaday
  25. Ryan Sieg
  26. Max Papis
  27. Brian Johnson Jr.
  28. Jeff Agnew
  29. Ricky Carmichael
  30. Kyle Busch
  31. Miguel Paludo
  32. John King
  33. Jake Crum
  34. Chris Jones
  35. Mike Garvey
  36. Brent Raymer

NCWTS: Kevin Harvick wins at Bristol NCWTS: Kevin Harvick wins at Bristol Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Rating: 5