Kevin Harvick wins in Richmond after two-lap OT sprint
The Associated Press April 27, 2013 11:20PM
Toyota Owners 400
Updated: May 30, 2013 3:04PM
RICHMOND, Va. — Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish.
Juan Pablo Montoya was trying to hold off Harvick for his first win since 2010 when the caution came out with four laps remaining. It sent the race into two laps of overtime, and most of the field gave up track position to pit for tires.
Montoya came off pit road in sixth and Harvick was seventh for the restart. But Harvick rocketed through the field to snatch away the win.
Clint Bowyer was second, Joey Logano third, and Montoya settled for fourth.
Tony Stewart restarted in fifth, but was bumped out of the way by Kurt Busch and wound up 18th.
Stewart, Kurt Busch get physical: Busch ran up front all night, and even led 36 laps.
In what he says was a “free-for-all” finish, the one-time champion now racing for a one-car team wound up ninth. He also was mad at Matt Kenseth for moving him out of the way and had a door-slamming battle with ticked off Stewart on pit road.
And he says he has no idea what the equally hot-headed Stewart was upset about.
Stewart didn’t stick around to talk after the race. He climbed from his car, rebuked media that immediately surrounded him seeking comment and walked out of the track to a waiting golf cart.
Busch says the mayhem that came on the two-lap sprint to the finish had to be expected.