Harvick shakes off cheating scandal to win pole
Kevin Harvick has won the pole for Sunday’s final qualifying race for the championship. His team, meanwhile, 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.
Harvick will race Sunday without his crew chief or car chief. Both are suspended for the final two races of the season.
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 of companies led by the France family. ISC owns 12 tracks across the country that host NASCAR Cup races, including Daytona International Speedway.