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No. 4 Nascar Mustang Finishes Dead Last At Kansas September 2022: Video

Kansas Speedway was not kind to the Nascar Mustang teams on September 11th, 2022, but was especially hard on the No. 4 Ford Mustang of Kevin Harvick. When it was all said and done, Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang was scored 36th, or dead last in the Cup Series field.

On Lap 34, Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang was locked in a three-wide battle with Ross Chastain’s No. 1 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Bubba Wallace’s No. 45 Toyota TRD Camry. Chastain’s No. 1 Camaro chased Wallace’s No. 45 Camry up the racetrack, making contact with Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang. Harvick broke loose and struck the wall, causing severe damage to his No. 4 Mustang.

“When those two cars came up in front of me, I just got super tight,” Harvick said after his early retirement from the race. “When I lifted, it grabbed and got loose. I just wasn’t expecting them to come up and my car getting that tight.”

The incident put Harvick, who raced his way into the Playoffs by winning at Michigan and then at Richmond just one week later, in danger of being eliminated from the championship. He’s currently 16th in points, last in the Playoffs, thanks to this week’s wreck and last week’s bizarre fire at Darlington.

“Yeah, it is what it is,” Harvick said. “We were racing to win anyway today, so that’s what we will do again next week.”

Polesitter Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Camaro was also involved in an early-race wreck, relegating him to a 35th-place finish. Wallace went on to win the race, putting the No. 45 Camry in Victory Lane at Kansas for the second time this year, though the May win went to Kurt Busch. Wallace, the only Black Cup Series driver, is currently subbing for Busch, who was injured in a wreck over a month ago. It is also the second consecutive race won by a non-Playoffs driver.

Ryan Blaney was the highest-finishing Nascar Mustang, bringing home ninth place in the No. 12 Ford.

Nascar Cup Series Race Results, Kansas Speedway, September 11, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 6 45 Bubba Wallace (P) ROOT Insurance Toyota 267 58 Toyota TRD Camry
2 25 11 Denny Hamlin (P) Acumatica Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
3 4 20 Christopher Bell (P) DeWalt Toyota 267 12 Toyota TRD Camry
4 3 48 Alex Bowman (P) Ally Chevrolet 267 107 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 12 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Red White Blue Toyota 267 24 Toyota TRD Camry
6 9 24 William Byron (P) Liberty University Chevrolet 267 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 5 1 Ross Chastain (P) Advent Health Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 7 5 Kyle Larson (P) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 17 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Menards/Richmond Water Heaters Ford 267 2 Ford Mustang
10 15 99 Daniel Suarez (P) CommScope Chevrolet 267 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 22 9 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 8 2 Austin Cindric # (P) Snap on Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
13 13 14 Chase Briscoe (P) Magical Vacation Planner Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
14 11 3 Austin Dillon (P) Get Bioethanol Chevrolet 267 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 10 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
16 23 34 Michael McDowell WISE-EV Ford 267 1 Ford Mustang
17 2 22 Joey Logano (P) Shell Pennzoil Ford 266 2 Ford Mustang
18 28 16 Noah Gragson(i) Cure Token Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 27 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protectioni Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 21 42 Ty Dillon SunseekerResorts.com Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 36 10 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 266 3 Ford Mustang
22 29 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
23 32 38 Todd Gilliland # CITGARD Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
24 31 77 Landon Cassill(i) Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 26 6 Brad Keselowski Solomon Plumbing Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
26 20 18 Kyle Busch (P) M&M's Toyota 265 0 Toyota TRD Camry
27 30 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 265 0 Ford Mustang
28 33 15 JJ Yeley(i) RWR Ford 264 0 Ford Mustang
29 24 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor.com Chevrolet 264 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL
30 35 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Chevrolet 262 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 34 78 BJ McLeod(i) Circle B Diecast Ford 262 0 Ford Mustang
32 18 21 Harrison Burton # Menards/MasterForce Ford 115 0 Ford Mustang
33 19 7 Corey LaJoie Circle B Diecast Chevrolet 114 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 16 23 Ty Gibbs(i) McDonald's Toyota 90 0 Toyota TRD Camry
35 1 8 Tyler Reddick (P) Guaranteed Rate Chevrolet 67 38 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 14 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Rheem Ford 33 0 Ford Mustang

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
P – Playoffs eligible

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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