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Kevin Harvick Powers to Stage 2 Win of Brickyard 400 After Wild Three-Wide Pass

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 05: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Patriotic Ford, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 05, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick has been good all day long in Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In Stage 2, he showed that he’s willing to pull out all of the stops for his fourth win of 2020.

On lap 87, Harvick made an impressive three-wide pass on Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon for the race lead, nearly clipping the grass on the backstretch in the process.

Then, with one lap to go, Harvick made another wild move going into turn one to trap Alex Bowman a lap down.

Chase Elliott would get around Hamlin to finish second in Stage 2, while Hamlin would hold on to finish third.

Matt DiBenedetto, who has had another good day for the Wood Brothers Racing team finished fourth in Stage 2, while Austin Dillon was fifth.

Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Christopher Bell and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-10 in Stage 2 of Sunday’s Brickyard 400.

William Byron, who won Stage 1, had a tire rip apart and obliterate his hood in Stage 2. He sits 29th, three laps off the pace.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 2:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Kevin Harvick 10 1
2 Chase Elliott 9 0
3 Denny Hamlin 8 0
4 Matt DiBenedetto 7 0
5 Austin Dillon 6 0
6 Matt Kenseth 5 0
7 Kyle Busch 4 0
8 Kurt Busch 3 0
9 Christopher Bell 2 0
10 Clint Bowyer 1 0


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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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