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Harvick Wins In RCR Truck

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, March 31 2012

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Kevin Harvick won in dominating fashion in Saturday’s Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Harvick’s victory was by just .953 seconds over Richard Childress Racing teammate Ty Dillon but that was only because a late caution killed his big lead.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve dominated like that and actually won,” Harvick said. “We made a lot of changes over the offseason, moving teams to RCR, and this is what we’d hope for — to make what was a good Camping World Truck Series team even better.

“I knew we had a little bit better truck than what they (Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Chevrolet team) had but I didn’t want him to get hung on the outside. They’re racing for a championship, and it’s our job as the No. 2 team to go out there and help them and try to make sure they win the championship and we win races.”

James Buescher finished third.

Four and fifth were Justin Lofton and Timothy Peters.

Nelson Piquet Jr., Ross Chastain, Jason Leffler, John King and Jason White completed the top 10.

The victory for Harvick was his first in an RCR truck. He had competed as an owner/driver from 2008 to 2011 but sold his team off after last season.

Jeb Burton, son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, was involved in a multicar wreck on Lap 235 but recovered to finish 13th in his series debut.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, March 31 2012
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