LOUDON, N.H. — Another year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, another epic battle to the finish involving Kevin Harvick.
One year after bumping Kyle Busch out of his way to the win, the No. 4 Ford driver went wheel-to-wheel with Denny Hamlin on the final lap of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, earning his first victory of 2019.
Hamlin gave Harvick a bump and dove down the inside heading into Turn 1 after taking the white flag, but Harvick got the run out of Turn 2. Hamlin gave Harvick another nudge in Turn 4, but the No. 4 kept its nose in front en route to the Checkered Flag.
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After the race, Harvick said he knew the No. 11 was closing in on him as he worked his was around lapped traffic, and was anticipating some contact on the final lap.
“I knew he was close enough that he was going to take a shot as soon as he got an opportunity,” Harvick said in the postrace press conference. “I knew he was going was to come through the middle lane and try to get me out to the fourth, and there’s no grip out there.”