NASCAR: It Was a Great Friday The 13th Weekend For Our Point Leaders

Horn FanSenior Writer IAugust 16, 2010

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 15:  Kevin Harvick (L), driver of the #29 Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet, and crew chierf Gil Martin (R) celebrate with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2010 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Friday the 13th weekend, it usually means back luck, but for our point leaders it meant the opposite, as we saw all three points leaders win this weekend in the Camping World, Nationwide, and Cup.  

They dominated, were the toughest, and used a good pit strategy to race wins in their respective series.

Brad Keselowki would kick it off, winning the Carfax 250 from the pole, on Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Depsite losing his clutch, he picked up his fourth win of the season.

He would lead 89 laps of 125, but he had to work hard for the win battling with his arch nemesis Carl Edward.

Then on Saturday night, Todd Bodine won the Too Tough To Tame 200, at Darlington Raceway, being the toughest, and picked up his second consecutive win in a row.

It was his third win of the season, that saw both Bodine and his No. 30 Germain team once again flex it's muscle with another impressive win.

Bodine picked up his 20th career win on tracks over a mile. He also padded his points lead which is now 231 and tied with Timothy Peters with each leading 47 laps.

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Lastly on Sunday, we saw Cup points leader Kevin Harvick gamble with his crew chief Gil Martin by staying out on a late caution and win the Carfax 400 using pit strategy.

It was his third win of the season, Harvick lead 60 laps, but it was one that saw him run all 2oo laps from the high side of the track and with 11 laps to go he cruised by Denny Hamlin for the win.

For Harvick, it was a statement race, yes folks he's a contender for real for the title, and most definitely his most impressive win of the season.

It was Richard Childress Racing first win at Michigan in 20 years, it was Harvick's first non-restrictor plate race win since Phoenix in the fall of 2005.

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