Harvick wins the NCWTS VFW 200 at Michigan

Kevin Harvick held off Timothy Peters on the final green-white-checkered restart in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) VFW 200 and won at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”233″][/media-credit]This was Harvick’s second consecutive win in the truck series and the 11th of his career.

“This has always been a fun racetrack for us, but honestly, as a program, we’ve had some struggles here over the years. Today, we were really loose at the beginning of the race and the guys did a great job making huge changes to the truck to get it to where I could drive it.” Harvick said.

Mark Martin was leading during the restart on lap 89. Martin and Parker Kligerman got together as Kligerman got loose. Kligerman clipped the rear of Martin, sending him spinning and pole-sitter Matt Crafton crashed into him. Austin Dillon was also involved, he T-boned Kligerman’s truck.

“We had a run on the 2 (Kevin Harvick) down the back, but he can cut through the center better than we could with our Tundra. Great points day. How about Miguel, great run for him and his Stemco Duroline Tundra as well.” second place finisher Peters said.

Miguel Paludo finished third, James Buescher fourth and David Starr finished fifth.

“Today was a great day for us. We had an awesome truck — this is the same truck we used at Dover with a new body. These guys did great. We did small adjustments. I was on the longer runs a little bit snug and then I was perfect. I couldn’t get (Kevin) Harvick on the second restart but I went and raced with him. I’m really proud of my guys on this Stemco-Duroline Toyota Tundra.” Paludo said.

Johnny Sauter leads in the series standings over James Buescher by five points.

 

Unofficial Race Results
VFW 200, Michigan International Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=15
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 6 2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 0
2 12 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 42
3 9 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 42
4 11 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 40
5 19 81 David Starr Toyota 39
6 18 23 Jason White Chevrolet 38
7 3 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 37
8 23 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 36
9 15 51 Colin Braun Ford 35
10 17 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 34
11 2 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 33
12 7 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 33
13 14 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 32
14 4 32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 0
15 22 6 Justin Lofton Toyota 30
16 8 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 28
17 25 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 27
18 20 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 27
19 16 9 Max Papis Toyota 25
20 30 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 24
21 1 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 24
22 10 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 23
23 5 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 21
24 21 98 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 20
25 13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0
26 32 189 Chris Lafferty Chevrolet 0
27 31 7 Butch Miller Chevrolet 17
28 27 66 Peyton Sellers Chevrolet 16
29 24 93 Casey Roderick Chevrolet 0
30 26 138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 14
31 29 175 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 0
32 28 174 Mike Harmon Ford 0
33 33 87 Chris Jones Chevrolet 11

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