Harvick passes Hamlin, holds on to win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin with 11 laps to go, then held on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Harvick's No. 29 team gambled by staying on the track instead of making a pit stop during a late caution. It paid off with a momentum-building victory Sunday for the series points leader. This is Harvick's third win of the season and his first this year on a nonrestrictor plate track.

Hamlin finished second, followed by Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth. Team owner Jack Roush was back at the track this weekend, days after his hospital release following serious injuries in a plane crash.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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