Kevin Harvick comes up short at Dover, again

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 28: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, drives back to pit road after cutting a tire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

DOVER, DE – SEPTEMBER 28: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, drives back to pit road after cutting a tire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick nearly pulled it off, but fell short again. Sunday Harvick was the class of the field in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. In fact he had been all weekend starting with Friday’s pole winning run, his seventh of the season.

Sunday Harvick took the early lead and seemed well on the way to his third win of the year.  On lap 144 he began to report that the left front of his Chevy was slamming” the ground. Soon Brad Keselowski got past for the lead. By lap 168, though Harvick, his Chevy’s front end still bouncing, was nearing the front.  A caution for debris on lap 172 brought the field to pit road.  Harvick regained the lead during the stops and seemed back in control.

But on lap  252, Harvick pulled up out of the groove on the backstretch . Sparks could be seen trialing from  the left front of his Chevy. With a flat left front tire, Harvick limped to pit road for repairs.  He would re-pit three more times but never lost the lead lap. He restarted 21st.

Meanwhile the crew found that the valve stem on the tire had broken off. MORE>>>

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