RICHMOND, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- Winston Cup star Kevin Harvick won Friday night's Busch Series Hardee's 250 under caution at Richmond International Raceway.
Harvick raced Scott Riggs to the finish line before the final caution came out with four laps remaining in the 250-lap event.
"Scott Riggs had the best car," admitted Harvick, who won his second Busch race in five starts this season and 10th career. "We had a second- or third-place car."
The race was red-flagged on lap 241 for eight minutes to clean debris after Mike Bliss crashed in Turn 2. On the green-flag restart with six laps to go, Ron Hornaday hit the back of Shane Hmiel to bring out the record 14th caution at the track and force the event to finish behind the pace car.
The first night race of the season ran 94 laps under the yellow flag and finished in 2 1/2 hours.
Harvick led the final 52 laps and earned $38,275.
"He (Riggs) was going to have to get by on the bottom," said Harvick, who averaged 74.652 miles per hour. "It's really hard to pass on the bottom. The sealer's gone."
Riggs took just two tires on his Ford Taurus on his final pit stop on lap 187 and challenged Harvick before settling for his third top-three finish of the season.
"Our team did a great job, awesome pit stops," said Riggs, who led from laps 77-129. "This is what we deserve. I think you'll see a lot more of us. We'll go next week and try to get them again."
"I really wanted to get up and race that 21 (Harvick)," Raines said.
Waltrip was the only driver to lead multiple times. He was up front four times for 53 laps.
"I had fun racing with Wimmer. He's pretty cool," Waltrip said. "He doesn't run you out of room, races like a veteran. I appreciate his effort there."