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Harvick wins Brickyard 400 from pole

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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - captured Sunday's 10th running of the Brickyard 400 at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The No.29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet driver beat series points leader to the checkered flag by 2.758 seconds. The victory was Harvick's first of the season and fourth of his Winston Cup career. It was the first win at the Brickyard for RCR since Dale Earnhardt won in 1995.

"Anything that we can do that Dale Earnhardt did is quite an accomplishment," said Harvick, who replaced the seven-time Winston Cup champion after his tragic death at Daytona. "He (Earnhardt) made this team what it is today."

Harvick, the pole sitter, led the first 17 laps of the race, but never got back out front until taking the lead from on lap 144 of 160. Harvick made a great move to duck under McMurray who was caught behind .

Just after the RCR driver took the lead, a seven-car crash developed when got into the rear bumper of . The No.5 car was sent spinning and in the melee, five other cars were collected, including and .

After the mess was cleared, the race became a 10-lap shootout to the checkered flag with Harvick out front, teammate in second and McMurray in third place.

Harvick got a great jump on the restart and pulled to a .633 second lead at the end of the first lap. He continued to expand his lead until the white flag lap when he held a 3.491-second margin. Harvick cruised to the checkered flag with just under a three-second win.

"I was mad at Robby after Sears Point (when Gordon passed Harvick under yellow), but I guess the tables are even today," said Harvick. "He held up those guys and gave us a cushion so the win is as much his as it is ours."

McMurray, and defending champion completed the top-five.

In an incident on lap 37, overran his pit stall and injured jackman John Bryan when his car spun against the inside wall. Bryan was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was "awake and alert" said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services at IMS. No further word on his condition has been announced.

Kenseth's runner-up finish helped the No.17 Roush Racing driver expand his lead to 286 points over . (3,152-2,866), who finished 14th. (2,834) is third, 318 points behind Kenseth.

The next race in the Winston Cup championship will be run on the Watkins Glen road course on Sunday, August 10th.

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