Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins (Randy Howe)

Kevin Harvick raced to his second straight NASCAR Cup win with a dominant performance at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 100th career win across the three national series.

Harvick followed up his stellar performance last weekend in Atlanta with another lopsided victory in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. He led 209 of the 267 laps, won all three stages and even held off a late charge from local product Kyle Busch to win in Vegas for the second time in four years.=

Busch got close to his second career victory in his hometown, but couldn't overcome the dominant leader.

Only Richard Petty, Kyle Busch and David Pearson have won more races across the three national circuits than Harvick, the 42-year-old Californian.

Kurt Busch's career-long victory drought in his hometown continues.

Busch lost control and ran Chase Elliott into the wall shortly after a restart early in the final stage of the NASCAR race in Las Vegas. Busch and Elliott were both done for the day after a crash that necessitated a long caution for fluid cleanup.

The 39-year-old Busch has never won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was built while he grew up in town along with his younger brother, Kyle.

Kurt Busch failed to win the Cup race in Vegas for the 17th time. He has started on the pole twice, but has only one top-five finish here despite calling it a top priority in his career.

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