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Harvick Cashes in a Pair of Fours

        with NHMS Win Number Four

        in the No. 4

        Kevin Harvick repeats as the winner of the 2019 NASCAR

        Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, tying with Jeff
        Burton for the most wins at “The Magic Mile.”

        Kevin Harvick landed in victory lane for a repeat win in last July’s
        Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
        This win marked Harvick’s fourth career win at Loudon, tying the
        record currently held by Jeff Burton for the most wins at “The
        Magic Mile.” The NASCAR Cup Series driver earned the first win of
        the 2019 season not only for himself, but for Stewart-Haas Racing.
                                                                                Top 10
        “We’ve run well enough a few times this year, we’ve just made           Driver	          Start	  Finish
        mistakes,” said Harvick. “To finally battle and get over that hump      Kevin Harvick    14 th  1  st
        is a great day at Stewart-Haas Racing and everybody on the No. 4        Denny Hamlin     23 rd  2  nd
        car. I was really questionable about how that was going to go, and      Erik Jones       4 th  3  rd
        that thing just took right off.”
                                                                                Ryan Blaney      5 th  4  th
        In a race that featured several lead changes and plenty of close        Matt DiBenedetto  7 th  5  th
        action, it was a last-lap battle between Harvick and Denny Hamlin,      Martin Truex Jr.   6  th 6  th
        driver of the No. 11, all the way to the finish line that got the crowd   Ryan Newman    26  7    th
        to its feet. The top two fought through lapped traffic after Hamlin     Kyle Busch       2 th  8  th
        made a pass attempt in turns one and two. Harvick stood on the          Joey Logano      8 st  9  th
        brakes and tried to keep it straight knowing Hamlin was going to        Brad Keselowski  1      10
        roll the dice and take another shot at the win.
                                                                                Lap Leaders
        “The lapped traffic didn’t budge, the No. 11 was right there and        Driver	          Laps	Led
        I knew he was going to take a shot,” said Harvick. “That’s what         Kyle Busch          118
        you’re supposed to do on the last lap – throw it all out on the table   Denny Hamlin        113
        and take some chances. That’s what we both did, and luckily today       Kevin Harvick        41
        we came out on top.”
                                                                                Brad Keselowski      12
        With this win, Harvick cemented a place in the 2019 playoffs and        Aric Almirola        12
        took the pressure off of a race team that had performed well in         Erik Jones           4
        points, but was still on the outside looking in.                        Joey Logano          1
        Following Hamlin’s second place finish, were Erik Jones, Ryan           Misc
        Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman, Kyle           Time	of	Race
        Busch, Joey Logano and pole sitter Brad Keselowski.                     3 hours, 3 minutes, 37 seconds

        Hampstead, N.H. native and longtime NASCAR Whelen Modified              Margin	of	Victory:
        Tour driver, Andy Seuss, made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in            .210 sec
        last July’s race in the No. 51 Jacob Companies Ford, finishing 28th.    Cautions:
        Also making his Cup Series debut was Fort Kent, Maine native            9 for 48 laps
        Austin Theriault, who drove the No. 52 Bangor Savings Bank
        Chevrolet and placed 35th.

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