Harvick opens chase for third straight Nascar Cup win

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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick started 10th Sunday at ISM Raceway, chasing his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory and record-extending ninth at the desert track.

He's also was trying to get past penalties for technical violations found after his Las Vegas victory last week.

Defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. started from the pole, followed by the Hendrick Motorsports trio of Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman. Team Penske's Logano started fifth. Logano is the last driver to win three in a row, accomplishing the feat in 2015.

Morning rain gave way to sun well before the drivers hit the track. On Friday, light rain delayed the Xfinity Series race for two hours.


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