Harvick Wins Trucks Race At Martinsville

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0  Updated at 8:01 am, April 1st, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — NASCAR Camping World Truck driver Kevin Harvick took home the checkered flag in Saturday’s running of the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s his third victory in four years at the track.

Starting on the pole, Harvick led a series-record 248 of the 250 laps.  He beat the runner-up, Richard Childress Racing teammate Ty Dillon, to victory lane by .953 seconds.

“Nine times out of 10 when you have trucks like this, or cars and you have a day like that where you think you are by far the fastest, usually it never works out,” Harvick said after the race. “So today was a special day to win the pole, lead the most laps and win the race is something you don’t do very often.”

Timothy Peters finished in third followed by Cale Gale and Ron Hornaday Jr. to round out the top five.

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