Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st Sprint Cup championship
Nov 16, 2014 6:44 PM -
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- NASCAR's new championship format gave Kevin Harvick his long sought-after first Sprint Cup title, as he capped a magical first season at Stewart-Haas Racing with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick, who had to win last week at Phoenix just to advance into the Sunday's final four, had a decent car early but seemed to fade behind Denny Hamlin when the sun went down. Then a debris caution with 20 laps remaining forced the four championship contenders to make tough strategy decisions that ultimately decided their fate.