Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Kevin Harvick Powers Around The Outside of Ryan Blaney for Stage One Victory at Dover

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – MAY 31: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 31, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick has shown up in the second leg of the Drydene Double, making a pass around the outside of Ryan Blaney with two laps to go in stage one, to claim his 5th stage victory of the season.

Ryan Blaney – who along with William Byron and Kurt Busch stayed out on a lap 34 caution on old tires — finished runner-up in stage one, with William Byron, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top-five finishers in the first stage.

All three playoff bubble drivers finished inside the top-ten in stage one, with William Byron gaining a total of five points on bubble driver Jimmie Johnson.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Kevin Harvick 10 1
2 Ryan Blaney 9 0
3 William Byron 8 0
4 Aric Almirola 7 0
5 Brad Keselowski 6 0
6 Joey Logano 5 0
7 Matt DiBenedetto 4 0
8 Jimmie Johnson 3 0
9 Kurt Busch 2 0
10 Austin Dillon 1 0
Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
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