Harvick passes Truex with 1 to go to win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick surged past Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to win Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, his fifth win in what has turned out to be a dominant start to the season.

Harvick qualified on the pole and ran near the front all night, escaping the trouble caused by a couple of late-race cautions. He was fifth after a restart with 10 laps to go, but rode four fresh tires to second place, then swung past Truex at the start-finish line to take the lead.

Harvick held on the rest of the way to win for the third time at Kansas.

Truex wound up second after winning both races at the track last season. Joey Logano was third, Kyle Larson rallied from a late crash to finish fourth, and Denny Hamlin was fifth.

Noah Gragson won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night, starting from the pole and leading 128 of 167 laps.

Driving Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 18 Toyota, the 19-year-old Gregson took the lead when Myatt Snider ran out of fuel with six laps remaining. Gragson won for the first time this season and the second in the series. The Las Vegas driver swept the first two stages after starting from the pole for the second week in a row.

Car owner Kyle Busch overcame late contact with Stewart Friesen to finish second, 1.558 seconds back.

Friesen was third, followed by John Hunter Nemechek, Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton.

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