The caution heard 'round the circuit
Kevin Harvick's engine died with 21 laps to go Sunday in the final Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
But Harvick's blown motor breathed real championship life into Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Less than 10 laps after the leaders made what they thought would be the final pit stop in the 367-lap thriller, the caution flag came out and pit road opened on lap 347, inviting the title contenders onto its narrow stretch for a second chance at Nextel Cup redemption.
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