Harvick Wins Brickyard 400

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Kevin Harvick took advantage of Denny Hamlin's late crash and wound up winning his third Brickyard 400 title.

The Cup points leader beat Matt Kenseth across the yard of brick by 0.743 seconds to win his fourth race of the season.

Harvick won for the 53rd time to move within one of tying Lee Petty for 11th on NASCAR's career list, and it gave Stewart-Haas Racing a sweep of the weekend following Chase Briscoe's win Saturday in the Xfinity Series race.

For the third straight race, Harvick and Hamlin were in a league of their own.

Until the stunning twist as the sun was setting over the historic 2.5-mile oval, it looked is if Harvick and Hamlin would sweep the top two spots for the third consecutive race.

Harvick beat Kenseth off the final restart with two laps to go and pulled away for the victory.


with files from Canadian Press