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Larson swipes Stage 2, Harvick cruises to Stage 1 win in Miami

Kyle Larson swiped the Stage 2 win at Homestead-Miami Speedway, using his speed on the high line to pass Kevin Harvick on the final corner of the last lap of the stage Sunday.

It marked Larson’s fifth stage win of the season when he led at the conclusion of Lap 160 in the Monster Energy Series championship race. In all, Larson led 41 laps in the second stage.

RELATED: Stage 2 results

Harvick finished second, but does not officially receive points toward his season total for the stage win because Championship 4 drivers do not receive stage points for this season finale race.

Among Championship 4 drivers, Joey Logano finished third in the stage, Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth and Kyle Busch finished sixth.

Aric Almirola broke up the Championship 4-plus-Larson domination of the leaderboard, finishing fifth.

The first caution of the weekend — in all three series at Homestead-Miami — for something other than a stage break came on Lap 138 for debris.

The race is scheduled to end on Lap 267.

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1  Kyle Larson  Chip Ganassi Racing 10
2  Kevin Harvick  Stewart-Haas Racing
3  Joey Logano  Team Penske
4  Martin Truex Jr.  Furniture Row Racing
5  Aric Almirola  Stewart-Haas Racing 6
6  Kyle Busch  Joe Gibbs Racing
7  Kurt Busch  Stewart-Haas Racing 4
8  Denny Hamlin  Joe Gibbs Racing 3
9  Jimmie Johnson  Hendrick Motorsports 2
10  Clint Bowyer  Stewart-Haas Racing 1


Kevin Harvick took the lead from Busch Pole winner Denny Hamlin on Lap 43, and the Championship 4 driver held on to cruise to the Stage 1 win on Lap 80 at the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Harvick recorded a series-leading 19th stage win, but does not officially receive points for the season tally because Championship 4 drivers do not receive stage points for this race.

Kyle Larson was second in the stage in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet after a late surge buoyed by his ability to drive the high line close to the outside wall in Miami.

The remaining Championship 4 drivers followed Larson in the stage: Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota, Joey Logano in the No. 22 Ford and Martin Truex Jr. in the No. 78 Toyota.

Harvick started the race in 12th in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford after struggling through qualifying and practices throughout the weekend, but by the time cars made their first pit stops around Lap 37, he had worked his way up to second — thanks, in part, to a speedy pit stop that had him exiting ahead of fellow championship contender Busch.

Larson, who started the race in 11th, claimed second from Busch by Lap 69.

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1  Kevin Harvick  Stewart-Haas Racing
2  Kyle Larson  Chip Ganassi Racing 9
3  Kyle Busch  Joe Gibbs Racing
4  Joey Logano  Team Penske
5  Martin Truex Jr.  Furniture Row Racing
6  Denny Hamlin  Joe Gibbs Racing 5
7  Aric Almirola  Stewart-Haas Racing 4
8  Erik Jones  Joe Gibbs Racing 3
9  Brad Keselowski  Team Penske 2
10  Kurt Busch  Stewart-Haas Racing 1