NASCAR Results From Martinsville: Kevin Harvick Wins After Passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. Late

It almost looked like Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s day at the Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway. Then Kevin Harvick stole his lead and his shine as the race ended, extending Earnhardt's winless streak for at least one more race.

Harvick took the lead from Earnhardt Jr. at the Martinsville short track with less than ten laps to go, then pulled away from Junior — and Kyle Busch, who briefly passed Earnhardt Jr. for second before being pipped by Junior at the finish line — to win comfortably.

It's Harvick's second win in as many weeks: he also claimed the checkered flag at California's Auto Club Speedway last week.

The victory would have been Earnhardt Jr.'s first win since a victory at Michigan in June 2008, 98 races ago. And it likely won't be a race Junior fans soon forget, in any case: Harvick drives a Budweiser-sponsored Chevrolet, and has assumed roles Earnhardt Jr. (Bud's driver of choice) and his father (Richard Childress Racing's flagship team) once held.

Those are the sorts of details that smart.

Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon completed the top five behind Harvick, Earnhardt Jr., and Busch.

Full results from the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Daytona International Speedway are as follows:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Juan Pablo Montoya
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Jamie McMurray
  8. David Ragan
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Mark Martin
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Joey Logano
  14. A.J. Allmendinger
  15. David Reutimann
  16. Kurt Busch
  17. Brian Vickers
  18. Carl Edwards
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Ryan Newman
  21. Greg Biffle
  22. Ken Schrader
  23. Robby Gordon
  24. Jeff Burton
  25. Tony Raines
  26. Landon Cassill
  27. Bobby Labonte
  28. Hermie Sadler
  29. Marcos Ambrose
  30. Dave Blaney
  31. Regan Smith
  32. Michael McDowell
  33. David Gilliland
  34. Tony Stewart
  35. Trevor Bayne
  36. Casey Mears
  37. Travis Kvapil
  38. Tony Menard
  39. Kasey Kahne
  40. Martin Truex Jr.
  41. J.J. Yeley
  42. Mike Skinner
  43. Joe Nemechek
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