Kevin Harvick takes lots of positives from Kentucky despite finish

He ended up leading a race-high 128 laps in all. He just didn’t lead the right one — finishing ninth in what evolved into a fuel-mileage race after he had to pit for fuel with just 15 laps remaining.

"It was very hard to race," Harvick said. "But we had the track position (at the start). We were able to keep it and that is really what kept us up front."