Harvick comes from behind for fifth win of season

Kevin Harvick came from behind to win the KC Masterpiece 400 on Saturday.

Kevin Harvick   -  (Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick tied Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson for the most career wins at Kansas Motor Speedway, as he came from behind to win the KC Masterpiece 400.

Harvick has now won five of the first 12 races of the season including two in a row after he dominated at Dover last week.

Saturday did not come so easy though as he trailed Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson for much of the race. Even after the race was cleared out by a massive wreck late he was behind Martin Truex Jr. for the lead in the final 14 laps.

But he closed it out with a fast finish, achieving a pass on the final lap in a win for the first time in Kansas history.

"I still wasn't really happy with it [the car]," Harvick told FS1 after the race.

"I think we can make it a lot better when we come back, but it came down to restarts there at the end and finally got Busch Light into victory lane."

Blaney won the first stage while Larson won the second, but the two drivers collided with less than 25 laps to go which cost both of them a chance at their first victories of the season. There were zero cautions through the first 237 laps of the race and then there were three in the span of about five minutes.

Seven cars were taken out in a crash almost immediately after the Larson/Blaney incident. William Byron went hard into the wall, but got out of his car on his own power.

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