Harvick cycled through a late-race run of green flag pit stops to emerge the leader and then held off a determined challenge from Denny Hamlin to win Saturday’s 325-mile race at Pocono – part of the track’s unique doubleheader weekend.
The victory is Harvick’s third this season – all coming in the last 10 races – and 52nd of his career.
Because of an invert, he will start Sunday’s 350-mile race at Pocono from the 20th position. Ryan Preece, who finished 20th, will start on the pole.
Aric Almirola finished third, Christopher Bell was fourth and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-five.
Competing the top-10 were Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Michael McDowell, Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher.