CONCORD, N.C., May 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge Saturday at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
The victory, the first of Harvick's Nextel Cup career, was worth $1,011,125.
"To win the Daytona 500 and the All-Star race (in the same year) is pretty cool," he said. "Jimmie and I raced hard, and he taught me something there getting into turn three -- I was way overdriving it. I just have to thank everyone on this team."
The event does not count in the Nextel Cup points race.