Kevin Harvick wins at Fontana

March 27, 2011 · Posted in NASCAR 

Kevin Harvick, who grew up in Bakersfield — about 150 miles from Auto Club Speedway — needed a last-lap pass of Jimmie Johnson to win for the first time at the 2-mile track in his 18th attempt.

Harvick won Sunday’s Auto Club 400, powering his No. 29 Chevrolet to the outside of Johnson’s No. 48 Chevy through Turns 3 and 4 and beating Johnson to the finish line by .144 seconds.

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