Harvick shakes off scandal to win pole
Kevin Harvick has won the pole for Sunday’s final qualifying race for the championship. The strong run came as his team is snared in a cheating controversy.
Harvick’s winning car from last week was found to have an illegal spoiler and the punishment cost him his automatic berth into the final four. Needing a trouble-free run at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix to get back into the finale, Harvick stepped up with a strong qualifying effort to put him in the top starting spot. NASCAR: NASCAR submitted a non-binding offer to acquire all Class A and Class B common stock of International Speedway Corp. not already owned by the controlling shareholders of auto racing series. The intent is to combine ISC and NASCAR as one privately run group. Xfinity Series: Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain landed full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be driving the best cars of their careers. Chastain was named driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing. Cindric will drive the No. 22 Ford next season for Team Penske.