Kevin Harvick wins for the 4th time at Chicagoland Speedway
After he had 27 laps to go before finishing the race at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Burton let his teammate Kevin Harvick to take the lead and win the Nascar Busch Series Race.This victory represents Harvick’s 4th victory at Chicagoland Speedway (he won in 2001,2002 and 2005). After this victory Harvick said that he was just where he needed to be, in the right place at the right time.
Aric Almirola spun out and this was the reason to bring out the caution flag when were 34 laps left to finish, forcing the teams to make a big decision: to stay out and hold their positions on the track or to make a pit stop to refresh their cars.This decision was also taken by Kyle Bush, who was leading the race at that moment.But this prooved to be a bad idea: Jeff Burton returned on the track in the last moment before making the pit stop, changing his strategy, and let Busch to continue his pit stop.A smart move for Burton who made Bush drop 8 positions on the 8th place.Then he lost a position in front of Carl Edwards on the restart, dropping to 9th place.
Harvick drove next to his teammate Burton and took the lead when there were 28 laps to go.Burton was overtaken by Kenseth and finished the race on the 3rd place.He was followed closely by Clint Bowyer.Kyle Busch finished on 5th place being very nervous on his team’s decision to make the pit-stop.
The point leader Edwards got a penalty for procedural violation and his sent him to 20th place.Denny Hamlin got the pole position for nothing, because he finishid on the 7th place, the cause being the changing of his battery forcing him to spend extra time in the pits.