SPARTA, Ky. - Kevin Harvick created our fourth-best moment of 2014 June 27 by capturing his second NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) 300-mile race title at our track.

The eventual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion tested the winning Jr. Motorsports No. 5 car on our rough 1.5-mile tri-oval throughout the week before becoming just the fourth driver to earn repeat series titles in the Bluegrass State through 17 all-time events.

He's raced to a combined four top-five and five top-10 NXS finishes at our track in as many starts since scoring a victory in our venue's inaugural series event June 16, 2001. He's led 202 of the 1,000 NXS laps he's completed on our tri-oval.

In this season's race, Harvick passed Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps remaining and won the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Friday at Kentucky Speedway.

Harvick tried to pass Busch on an earlier restart but couldn't quite pull it off. A caution with eight laps to go set up the final restart and a final opportunity for the driver of the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to take the lead.

He did, passing Busch as they drove into Turn 1 and then driving off to his 42nd career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and second this season.

"I kind of told myself that I wasn't going to let off the gas pedal that time," said Harvick, who won Kentucky Speedway's inaugural Nationwide race in 2001. "I felt like I could do it if I just committed to it and knew I probably wasn't going to get another chance. I should have committed to it the time before but I just didn't.

"We were lucky to have that last caution. I knew if I didn't beat him out of Turn 2 or into Turn 3 I'd have a tough time passing him."

Brad Keselowski finished second in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. For much of the race, his car was the class of the field.

Keselowski led 138 of the first 150 laps. A pit road speeding penalty put him a lap down and changed the complexion of the race. Keselowski charged from 17th into contention for the win over the final 39 laps. He passed Busch for second place with three laps remaining but couldn't close the gap to Harvick. He finished 0.928 of a second behind the race winner.

"We had a great day going and I got us behind there with the pit road speeding. I made a little mistake," Keselowski said. "The team did a great job and gave me a really fast car. I thought Kevin there at the end was just as fast, if not a touch faster."

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