Kevin Harvick couldn’t have the feeling inside his No.4 Ford Mustang, having lost the lead immediately to Joey Logano as soon as the green flag waved.
While Harvick couldn’t bounce back after he lost a few spots, Logano may have held on uninterrupted in the lead up towards the competition yellow on Lap 24.
But it’s Kyle Busch who stole the show from pit road and remained quiet via the next restart with the 1st mini win.
Though, Kyle Busch couldn’t translate it at the beginning of Stage 2 when Denny Hamlin passed him for the top spot.
Hamlin may have run quietly for a while before the Bubba Wallace spin put things through a halt via the yellow.
When the next restart came, there’s plenty of competition upfront from Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski may have held on for the first time, but that ended not too long when Truex bounced back.
But another late caution saw Keselowski return to the race lead with the Stage 2 win.
So far, Truex and Keselowski have their fair share upfront in Stage 2, but a few reset yellows via plenty of multi-car carnage saw William Byron leading earlier on at least the first half of Stage 3.
But Byron couldn’t back up his long-run speed despite overcoming the first wave of big yellows as Keselowski led again before another caution changed hands once more.
When the final restart on the run home resumed, Kevin Harvick fired off well, but Hamlin bounced back for the top spot and stayed there that became the winning move of the night.
Hamlin made a fantastic move on Harvick via the outside line with less than 20 to go having seen his No.11 Toyota Camry pulled off car lengths ahead of Harvick’s No.4 Ford.
And that made it impossible for Harvick to recover as Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane on what has been a wild Thursday night in the Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway.