NASCAR: Harvick takes Nationwide race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick pulled away on a restart with 47 laps to go and ended Chase Elliott’s two-race winning streak in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series with a dominating victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Harvick led 202 of the 250 laps in a race delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours at the start by rain. The victory was the 41st of his career in the series, and his record-extending seventh at Richmond.
Drivers wary of California fallout
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — IndyCar drivers have mixed opinions on whether the fallout from Long Beach will carry over to Alabama.
Helio Castroneves feels “there will be some retaliation” in Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park. He’s hoping that just means being a little more aggressive.
James Hinchcliffe said IndyCar drivers aren’t “in the business of retaliating.”
But he also said Will Power might want to be careful around Simon Pagenaud. The California scene included Pagenaud refusing to accept an apology after getting spun from behind by Power. Ryan Hunter-Reay’s attempt to pass Josef Newgarden on a tight turn led to a collision that collected Andretti Autosport teammate Hinchcliffe and several other drivers.
Hunter-Reay turned in the fastest practice lap Friday, followed by Sebastien Bourdais.