Harvick Survives Wild Finish To Win Second Straight Shootout

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)

Kevin Harvick had been suffering from flu-like symptoms all week long, but he was able to suck it up to race in the Budweiser Shootout. I think he is happy with his choice as he took home his second consecutive Budweiser Shootout.

The first 25 lap segment was dominated by Carl Edwards who led the entire segment. Edwards was challenged pretty heavily by Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray, and it appeared these would be the three who would duke it out the entire night.

However in the second segment Harvick’s car came to life and he was at the forefront of the battle. A late crash by Michael Waltrip would bring out the caution setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Greg Biffle would stay out and assume the lead, but this would wind up being a costly mistake.

Biffle was being bump drafted by Jeff Gordon, and when they got to turn one Gordon didn’t let off… this sent Biffle spinning. Biffle would collect several cars including Carl Edwards who led the most laps during the race.

Kevin Harvick takes home his second straight Budweiser Shootout trophy, but he hopes this year it brings him a little more luck than last season.

Here Are Your Budweiser Shootout Unofficial Results:

1. Kevin Harvick

2. Kasey Kahne

3. Jamie McMurray

4. Kyle Busch

5. Denny Hamlin

6. Brian Vickers

7. Denny Hamlin

8. Jeff Gordon

9. Tony Stewart

10. Juan Pablo Montoya

11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

12. Jeff Burton

13. Ken Schrader

14. Jeff Burton

15. Greg Biffle

16. Matt Kenseth

17. Carl Edwards

18. Bobby Labonte

19. Ryan Newman

20. Mark Martin

21. Michael Waltrip

22. John Andretti

23. Kurt Busch

24. Derrike Cope

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of TheFinalLap.com and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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