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2018-08-13 06:26

Image: JERRY MARKLAND / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.

"That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said.

Sweeping to victory

Harvick broke a tie atop Nascar's Big 3 by easily winning at Michigan International Speedway for his Cup-high seventh victory of the season.

READ: Harvick uses bump-and-run on Busch to win at New Hampshire

His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Ford on Sunday in the Consumers Energy 400.

Points leader Kyle Busch finished third in his No. 18 Toyota - more than 4 seconds behind Harvick.

"I was front of him for about 5 laps," Busch joked.

Harvick just too fast

Busch has won six races this year and Martin Truex Jr. has finished in first four times. The rest of the field has combined to win just six of 23 races.

Truex Jr., the third driver in Nascar's Big 3 with Harvick and Busch, was 14th in the 40-car field in his No. 78 Toyota.

Keselowski said he couldn't be more aggressive late in the 200-lap race because Harvick was simply so far ahead.

                                                         Image: Jerry Markland / Getty Images North America / AFP

Austin Dillon, in the No. 3 Chevrolet, was fourth followed by Ryan Blaney's No. 12 Ford.

Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag for the second straight week, but his No. 11 Toyota could not stay ahead. He ended up eighth at MIS after finishing 13th in last week's race at Watkins Glen.

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