Bakersfield’s Kevin Harvick earned his first win of the NASCAR 2017 season with a dominating performance at Sonoma in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Harvick, the 2015 NASCAR champion, earned the victory by leading by as much as 9 seconds in the waning laps of the race, and in the end he cruised to finish line on a late caution when Kasey Kahne buried the right side of his car into a wall on the last lap. It was Harvick’s first victory at Sonoma.
“I’m so excited,” Harvick said to NASACAR.com. “I think, as you look at it, getting our first win with Ford, this has been a great journey for us as an organization and team.
Harvick led 24 laps of the 110-lap race, while teammate Clint Bowyer finished second.
White flag for Harvick. Caution can't screw him now. He either makes it on fuel or not.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 25, 2017