Happy Harvick Wins Hollywood Casino 400

HAPPY HARVICK WINS HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 6, 2012) – Kevin Harvick took advantage of his first pole since 2006 in today’s Hollywood Casino 400 to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win was his third of the year.

“All in all it was a great weekend and we control our own destiny,” said Harvick, who has seven top 10 finishes at Kansas Speedway. “We’ll keep doing what we’re doing and having fun.”

The win moved Harvick up one position, to third, in the championship standings with six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Two-time Kansas Speedway winner Matt Kenseth continues to lead the point standings by three points over Jimmie Johnson, who has also won two Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway.

Local favorites Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer finished sixth and 14th, respectively.

Today’s finish for Kurt Busch (second) was his fourth top-10 finish at Kansas Speedway, while two-time Kansas Speedway winner Jeff Gordon finished third.

Race fans interested in Kansas Speedway’s 2014 schedule and tickets should stay tuned to www.kansasspeedway.com for details in the coming weeks.

Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

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