KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 12, 2018) – For the final laps of the KC Masterpiece 400, the battle between Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. pitted two drivers who have had quite a bit of success at Kansas Speedway. In the end, though, Harvick proved to be too much for Truex and claimed the victory.
“Man, that was a heck of a race,” said Harvick from Gatorade Victory Lane.
“I think as you look at the last couple of laps it wasn’t working for me on the bottom and I was able to make up some ground on the top and really I thought if it came down to it I could pass him on the bottom because my car went through one and two on the bottom or I could drive through the middle of three and four, but I just had to pick which lane.”
Harvick, who started on the pole and won both stages, earned this third victory at Kansas Speedway, becoming the third driver to win three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the facility. It was also his 14th Top-10 finish at Kansas.
“One of the great things about Kansas is that you can race anywhere on the track,” said Harvick.
With a second-place finish, Truex now has eight Top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway. Joey Logano finished third, which is his seventh Top-10 finish at Kansas Speedway.
Clint Bowyer finished 15th in the KC Masterpiece 400, and is currently sixth in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings.
After tonight’s KC Masterpiece 400, Kyle Busch leads Joey Logano in the point standing by 12.
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