DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick is out of the Daytona 500, leaving the Great American Race after just 22 laps because of engine failure.
Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 champion, had been one of the favorites in Sunday's season opener after showing plenty of speed during Speedweeks.
Harvick was lined up behind Matt Kenseth when his engine blew, sending smoke bellowing from underneath his No. 29 Chevrolet.
Harvick, who finished third in last year's Sprint Cup standings, says it's a tough way to start the new season. He will finish 42nd in the opener.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the Hisense 300 @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Erik Jones +300
Denny Hamlin +425
Joey Logano +450
Ryan Blaney +650
Austin Dillon +650

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Sprint All-Star Race Picks Who will emerge as the winner of the Sprint All-Star Race tonight? Here’s some suggested drivers for this Sprint Cup race.
Thumbnail NC Education Lottery 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series holds the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 tonight. Here’s some...
Thumbnail Sprint Showdown Free Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers not in the All-Star Race on Saturday race for a pair of spots tonight in the Sprint Showdown. Here are some drivers we like to...
Thumbnail NC Education Lottery 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesreturns to action on Friday with the running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Here’s a look at the odds for this race.
Thumbnail Sprint Showdown Odds Drivers that have yet to qualify for the All-Star Race battle it out in the Sprint Showdown on Friday night. Here’s a look at the odds for this race.
More inNASCAR Articles