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Kevin Harvick wins pole at Las Vegas in wild final round

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Mar 1, 2019 8:42 PM 2+ week ago

Harvick emerged as the pole-winner for Sunday's Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott who actually went faster, failed to cross the line before the five-minute clock expired.

Harvick'a average lap speed of 180.517 mph ended up topping Denny Hamlin (180.457 mph). They were the only two drivers to cross the 180 mph barrier in a session where all 12 of the final drivers waited until the final 90 seconds to attempt a run.

Kyle Busch ended up third, Austin Dillon fourth and Daniel Hemric fifth.

"The fastest car in qualifying trim is fourth (Dillon). I told them before we qualified today that the fastest car would not get the pole today," Harvick said. "In the final round it was going to come down to where you were at.

"It's definitely different. It's one of those situations where you don't really know where you need to be. I had never drafted, really, in these cars. They are a lot faster ...

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