It's the first time Kevin Harvick has won at Darlington.
Darlington, SC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kevin Harvick ended the streak of different race winners to start the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season as well as snapped his streak of bad luck over the last several weeks by winning Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Harvick started on the pole and led a total of 238 laps but had to rally late in the race for the win. The scheduled 501-mile race at Darlington went into overtime twice, extending it an extra 10 miles and making it the longest event in the 65-year history of this famed track.
Harvick held a 1.8-second lead over Jimmie Johnson when the ninth caution came in the closing laps for fluid that dropped on the track from Joey Logano's car. It set up the first green-white-checkered finish. During the caution, Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon each made a two-tire change and came out of the pits 1-4, respectively, while Harvick had a four- tire stop and exited in fifth.