The Cup Series gets its first repeat winner, the son of NASCAR legend wins his second Nationwide Series race in a row, a European wins at zMAX Dragway and a part-time driver dodges crash to win in Long Beach.
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Kevin Harvick - Darlington 4/12/14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Kevin Harvick became the first repeat winner of the 2014 Cup Series season with his win in the Bojangles’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Saturday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle. Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 10.
Chase Elliott - Darlington 4/11/14
NASCAR Nationwide Series – second-generation driver Chase Elliott won his second-straight race in the Nationwide Series’ VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Friday night, beating Elliott Sadler at the green-white-checkered finish. Matt Kenseth finished third, followed by Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in fourth and fifth, respectively. Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne and Ty Dillon completed the top 10.
Jimmy Alund - 2014
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jimmy Alund (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) took home Wallys from the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. Hight was the first Funny Car driver to win two Four-Wide Wallys, while Alund became the first European to win in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Mike Conway - Long Beach 4/12/14
Verizon IndyCar Series – Mike Conway, who is splitting driving duties with team owner Ed Carpenter this season, won the second race of his career by taking the checkered flag at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California. Will Power finished second, followed by rookie Carlos Munoz in third. Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five. The race was marred by a multi-car accident involving most of the front-runners at the time, including Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Tony Kanaan.