Recapping the Kansas night race in GIFs
By Steve Luvender | Sunday, May 12, 2019
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We recap 400 miles (well, more than 400 thanks to overtime) of racing action from Kansas Speedway exclusively in GIFs.
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Can we get a word with the last winner at Kansas? No, Chase? Not even for Cutch?
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Kevin Harvick, defending race winner, led the field to green for 400 miles of action.
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Denny Hamlin went for a slide after a right-rear tire issue.
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William Byron earned a penalty after attempting to take a little something extra out of his pit stall.
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Polesitter Kevin Harvick looked untouchable in Stage 1, collecting a playoff point early.
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Martin Truex Jr. slammed into the back of Daniel Suarez's Ford as Suarez slowed to make his pit stop. Suarez managed to save the car and make a pit stop without issue.
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Breaking news! While it looked like another Kevin Harvick triumph in Stage 2, Chase Elliott emerged as the leader during pit stops.
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Chase Elliott held on to win Stage 2. (Hey, it's Slide 9! How beautifully meta.)
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Kevin Harvick made his way back to the front in the final stage, but reported a potential issue on his Ford.
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Harvick made an unscheduled green flag pit stop to change tires on his car, avoiding any serious issues, but in the process seriously hampered his shot at his first victory of 2019. Alex Bowman took over the top spot.
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During green flag pit stops, the caution flew when a tire slipped away from Ryan Newman's crew, rolling across pit road and landing in the frontstretch grass.
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As soon as it looked like the night was turning into the Kyle Busch Show, Busch was sent to the rear of the field for a pit road penalty.
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The caution flew when Ryan Blaney tagged the wall, eventually cutting a tire and leaving debris on the race track.
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After a rebound, Kyle Busch was forced to pit after sustaining a tire rub.
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Brad Keselowski made his way past Alex Bowman with just 7 laps to go.
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Things changed quickly when Matt DiBenedetto's engine expired, setting up for an overtime restart.
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In overtime, Brad Keselowski took off and never looked back, claiming his third win of the season. Get out that American flag.
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Speaking of 2, Alex Bowman finished second for the third consecutive week. Even Brad Keselowski agrees: that first victory is coming soon.