RICHMOND, Va.: Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish.
Juan Pablo Montoya was trying to hold off Harvick for his first win since 2010 when the caution came out with four laps remaining. It sent the race into two laps of overtime, and most of the field gave up track position to pit for tires.
Montoya came off pit road in sixth and Harvick was seventh for the restart. But Harvick rocketed through the field to snatch away the win.
Clint Bowyer was second, Joey Logano third, and Montoya settled for fourth.
Tony Stewart restarted in fifth, but was bumped out of the way by Kurt Busch and wound up 18th.
Two from RCR arrested
Nelson Piquet Jr. was involved in a post-race altercation that led to the arrest of two crew members for Richard Childress Racing, his team said Saturday.
Piquet and RCR driver Brian Scott tangled on the track during Friday night’s Nationwide Series race and in the pits after. Crews for both drivers confronted each other when Scott went over to Piquet’s car, and Piquet shoved him and then kicked Scott in the groin.
“When I went to talk to him, he just pushed and shoved me and then kicked me below the belt,” Scott said after the race.
Henrico County police said there was a fight in the motor-home lot that led to the arrests of two crew members. Michael Searce was arrested on two charges of misdemeanor assault, and Thomas Costello was arrested on one count of misdemeanor assault. They were released early Saturday.
“Several members of another race team confronted a group that included Nelson Piquet Jr., resulting in the arrest of two individuals from the other race team,” Turner Scott Motorsports said in a statement.
Team owner Richard Childress said his crew members were on their way home when the incident occurred.