Kevin Harvick rallied back to score his fourth win of the season Sunday taking the lead on the final lap to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. More importantly thanks to trouble for championship contender Matt Kenseth, Harvick is still in the title mix with one more race to go.
Harvick clearly had the best car and led the most laps, but for a time he looked as though he would be denied a chance at victory. Just prior to his final stop with 44 laps to Harvick ran out of fuel and was forced to coast in. thanks to the pit strategy of the leaders though, Harvick was able to get back to the front and eventually onto victory.
Points leader Jimmie Johnson had two scares on the day the first coming on the start of the race and the second when he was tapped by Edwards and sent up towards the wall. He made saves on both occasions and came home third. Kenseth, his nearest challenger coming into the day struggled all day and was never able to move forward; he finished 23rd.