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Harvick Finishes 12th at Kansas Speedway

Harvick Finishes 12th at Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400
April 21, 2013 – Kansas Speedway
Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Bad Boy Buggies team finished 12th in the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The California native started the 267-lap affair from the 17th position and moved into the top five by lap 47. As the race progressed, Harvick informed crew chief Gil Martin the car was developing a loose-handling condition, which the pit crew worked to remedy during multiple two and four-tire pit stops. The team maintained a position within or near the top 10 until the final pit stop on lap 220 when the pit crew bolted on four fresh tires and added fuel. Several teams opted for two-tire pit stops, which placed the Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 11th for the final restart. Harvick spent the final laps running in the top 15, ultimately crossing the finish line in the 12th position. Following the STP 400, Harvick sits 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings.

This was not the result we were looking for today. We had a fast car, but it was just too loose at the end and the final pit stop didn't work in our favor either. We were better on four tires, but a lot of teams took two on the final stop, so we had a lot of ground to make up. Hopefully, we can find some better luck next weekend at Richmond (International Speedway). - Kevin Harvick

Race Notes

  • Started - 17th, Finished, - 12th,  Laps led - 0, Points - 12th
  • Harvick is 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 87 markers.
  • The No. 29 Chevrolet SS team ranks 14th in the Sprint Cup Series owner championship point standings.
  • According to NASCAR's Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Harvick was the fourth-Fastest Driver Early in a Run, had the fourth-fastest Green Flag Speed and was fifth-Fastest on Restarts.
  • Harvick spent 255 of the 267 Laps in the Top 15 while maintaining an 8.326 Average Running Position, placing him third and fifth, respectively, in the loop data categories.