Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.
“That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” Harvick said.
Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR’s Big 3 by easily winning at Michigan International Speedway for his Cup-high seventh victory of the season.
His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford on Sunday in the Consumers Energy 400.
Points leader Kyle Busch finished third in his No. 18 Toyota — more than 4 seconds behind Harvick.
“I was front of him for about 5 laps,” Busch joked.
Busch has won six races this year and Martin Truex Jr. has finished in first four times. The rest of the field has combined to win just six of 23 races.
Truex Jr., the third driver in NASCAR’s Big 3 with Harvick and Busch, was 14th in the 40-car field in his No. 78 Toyota.