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Kevin Harvick finishes last at Kansas

Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace push up the race track, Kevin Harvick gets loose behind them and slams into the outside wall, ending his day early midway through Stage 1 at Kansas Speedway.

KANSAS CITY, Kans. -- Former Cup champion Kevin Harvick will face a must-win situation next weekend at Bristol to advance to the second round of the Cup playoffs after a crash Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Harvick, who entered the race last in the playoff standings, finished last in the race.

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He was running in the top 10 on Lap 34 when Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace dueled for position and came up in front of Harvick. That took the aero off Harvick’s car and he went into the wall.

“When those two cars came up in front of me I just got super tight,” said Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion. “When I lifted, it grabbed and got loose. I just wasn’t expecting them to come up and my car getting that tight.”

On needing to win next weekend at Bristol to advance, Harvick said: “It is what it is. We were racing to win anyway today, so that is what we will do again next week.”