NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Harvick wins Southern 500 at Darlington
Kevin Harvick
It's the first time Kevin Harvick has won at Darlington.
Darlington, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Harvick ended the streak of different race winners to start the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season as well as snapped his streak of bad luck over the last several weeks by winning Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Harvick started on the pole and led a total of 238 laps but had to rally late in the race for the win. The scheduled 501-mile race at Darlington went into overtime twice, extending it an extra 10 miles and making it the longest event in the 65-year history of this famed track.

Harvick held a 1.8-second lead over Jimmie Johnson when the ninth caution came in the closing laps for fluid that dropped on the track from Joey Logano's car. It set up the first green-white-checkered finish. During the caution, Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon each made a two-tire change and came out of the pits 1-4, respectively, while Harvick had a four- tire stop and exited in fifth.  continue>>

Haas building American-based F1 team
By Chris Symeon, Motorsports Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Gene Haas is not only determined to have an American- based Formula One team ready to compete within the next two years but also a team that "can beat the Europeans at their own game."

Haas, the founder of Haas-Automation and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, held a press conference on Monday to formally introduce his startup F1 team, Haas Formula. He was joined by Guenther Steiner, who will serve as team principal. Steiner is a former technical director at Red Bull and Jaguar.  continue>>

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