Kevin Harvick won his 5th NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race of 2018 at Kansas Speedway

Credit: 355598Sarah Crabill/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, and his team celebrate in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Starting from pole Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford won the 8th Annual KC Masterpiece 400, his 42nd win in 622 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 5th win & 10th Top 10 finish in 2018. This is his 3rd win & 14th Top 10 finish in 25 races at Kansas Speedway. 2nd Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, started from 7th place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 20 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 7th Top 10 finish in 2018. 3rd Place Car 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford, started from posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 18 races at Kansas Speedway.

Credit: 355600Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas.

4th Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Clover/First Data Chevrolet, started from 22nd place followed by 5th place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota, started from 6th place. 6th Place Car 21 Paul Menard Menards/Atlas Ford, started from 11th place followed by 7th place Car 20 Erik Jones Reser’s Toyota, started from 12th place. 8th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Ford, started from 8th place followed by 9th place Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Prime Ford, started from 4th place. 10. 3. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota, in 10th place, , started from 3rd place. Darrell Wallace Jr. (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 12 points overJoey Logano.

Credit: 355593Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, leads the field to green during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The race had 6 Cautions for 31 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 32 for Competition Caution. 2nd Caution on lap 82 for End of Stage 1. 3rd Caution on lap 162 for End of Stage 2. 4th Caution on lap 238 for No. 88, 19 Incident Backstretch. 5th Caution on lap 249 for No. 12, 42 Incident Turn 1. 6th Caution on lap 254 for No. 24, 14, 31, 1, 6, 37, 13 Incident Frontstretch [Red Flag 13:13].

Credit: 355597Sarah Crabill/Getty Images Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #32 Can-Am/Wholey Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The race had 13 Lead Changes among 7 drivers: K. Harvick 1-32; R. Blaney 33-84; K. Harvick 85-123; R. Blaney 124-125; A. Dillon 126-129; K. Harvick 130; K. Larson 131-213; J. Logano 214-215; R. Stenhouse Jr. 216-225; K. Larson 226-243; K. Harvick 244-248; J. Logano 249-252; M. Truex Jr. 253-265; K. Harvick 266-267.

Credit: 355596Sarah Crabill/Getty Images After starting the race from the rear; Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Clover/First Data Chevrolet, led 30 laps en route to winning Stage 2 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Stages:
Stage 1: 12,4,2,22,42,10,11,18,41,14
Stage 2: 42,4,12,18,22,10,41,14,20,78

Credit: 355599Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 12
Unofficial Race Results for the 8Th Annual Kc Masterpiece 400 – Saturday, May 12, 2018
Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 267 Laps – 400.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 267 Running
2. 7. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota 267 Running
3. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford 267 Running
4. 22. Car 42 Kyle Larson Clover/First Data Chevrolet 267 Running
5. 6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 267 Running
6. 11. Car 21 Paul Menard Menards/Atlas Ford 267 Running
7. 12. Car 20 Erik Jones Reser’s Toyota 267 Running
8. 8. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Ford 267 Running
9. 4. Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Prime Ford 267 Running
10. 3. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota 267 Running
11. 16. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Ford 267 Running
12. 17. Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 267 Running
13. 20. Car 38 David Ragan MDS Trucking Ford 267 Running
14. 5. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 267 Running
15. 33. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas 30 Years of the VF1 Ford 267 Running
16. 18. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 266 Running
17. 25. Car 3 Austin Dillon Symbicort Chevrolet 266 Running
18. 19. Car 88 Alex Bowman Axalta Chevrolet 266 Running
19. 23. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 265 Running
20. 36. Car 34 Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops Ford 265 Running
21. 34. Car 95 Kasey Kahne Tommy Williams Drywall Chevrolet 264 Running
22. 37. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford 263 Running
23.. 21. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # World Wide Technology Chevrolet 262 Running
24. 27. Car 72 Corey LaJoie Schluter-Systems Chevrolet 262 Running
25. 31. Car 00 Landon Cassill VNH Electric Chevrolet 260 Running
26. 28. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) LowT Center Chevrolet 259 Running
27. 30. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Harrah’s North Kansas City Chevrolet 259 Running
28. 14. Car 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Toyota 258 Running
29. 29. Car 23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota 257 Running
30. 15. Car 31 Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Chevrolet 253 Accident
31. 24. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 253 Accident
32. 38. Car 66 * Timmy Hill(i) CrashClaimsR.us Toyota 253 Running
33. 13. Car 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 252 Accident
34. 10. Car 37 Chris Buescher Breyers 2 in 1 Chevrolet 252 Accident
35. 32. Car 51 BJ McLeod(i) PREFUND CAPITAL Chevrolet 251 Running
36. 35. Car 6 Matt Kenseth Wyndham Rewards Ford 250 Accident
37. 2. Car 12 Ryan Blaney REV Group Ford 247 Accident
38. 26. Car 13 Ty Dillon Twisted Tea Chevrolet 247 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 42 (unapproved tire change). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 53 Mins, 38 Secs. Average Speed: 128.395 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.390 Seconds.Caution Flags: 6 for 31 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kevin Harvick, #4. Busch Pole Award: Kevin Harvick, #4 188.811 mph. Fastest Lap: Kevin Harvick, #4. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #4. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Kyle Larson, #42 crew chief Chad Johnston, 0.009 seconds. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr, #43.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 19, 2018 – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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