Windshield tear-off spoiled Harvick's victory bid

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Windshield tear-off spoiled Harvick's victory bid

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Windshield tear-off spoiled Harvick's victory bid

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Kevin Harvick’s dominating night at Kansas Speedway came to a weird end. Crew chief Rodney Childers revealed that a windshield tear-off from another car was the culprit, becoming stuck to the nose of Harvick’s No. 4 Ford Mustang.

Positioned in just the right place, the debris was enough to disturb the car to where Harvick thought something was seriously wrong. Giving up the lead to pit under green flag conditions with less than 100 laps to go, Harvick even thought it might be a flat tire.

“Something is not right, I’m going to have to pit,” he radioed Childers.

The tires ended up being fine, but Harvick fell to 27th and off the lead lap. Although he would get the free pass under caution at Lap 244, Harvick only made it to 13th at the checkered flag.

He started the night from the pole and led a race-high 104 laps. Harvick also won Stage 1, which was his third of the season, and finished second in Stage 2.

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