Kevin Harvick sails to Stage 1 win from pole at Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick cruised to his second stage win of the season when he took advantage of his pole position to dominate Stage 1 Sunday in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver and defending race-winner earned the Busch Pole on Friday, helping him lead 62 laps in the opening stage of the third race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Kyle Busch, going for the weekend sweep in his hometown after winning the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity Series races earlier this weekend, was second.

Joey Logano, who has six straight top-10 finishes at Vegas, placed third.

RELATED: Full Stage 1 results

During green flag pit stops, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson were hit with penalties for having too many men over the wall. They started fourth and seventh, respectively, but both wound up missing out on stage points. Michael McDowell’s team was later penalized for having his crew over the wall too soon.

Harvick’s SHR teammate Daniel Suarez led 12 laps after Harvick came in for his scheduled stop. The third-year-driver placed ninth in the stage.

Ryan Blaney was forced to come back down pit road on Lap 51 after he had a left rear tire going down. He sits 30th.

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1  Kevin Harvick  Stewart-Haas Racing 10
2  Kyle Busch  Joe Gibbs Racing 9
3  Joey Logano  Team Penske 8
4  Denny Hamlin  Joe Gibbs Racing 7
5  Erik Jones  Joe Gibbs Racing 6
6  Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  Roush Fenway Racing 5
7  Martin Truex Jr.  Joe Gibbs Racing 4
8  Chase Elliott  Hendrick Motorsports 3
9  Daniel Suarez  Stewart-Haas Racing 2
10  Brad Keselowski  Team Penske 1

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