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Kevin Harvick continued his dominance at Phoenix International Raceway and in the Sprint Cup Series with a convincing win in Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500.

Harvick, the defending Sprint Cup champion, started on the pole and led 224 of 312 laps for his fourth consecutive victory and fifth in six races at Phoenix, a flat, one-mile racetrack. He became the first driver in the series to win four in a row at the same track since Jimmie Johnson last accomplished the feat from 2004-05 at Charlotte.

With the victory at Phoenix, Harvick widened his lead in the drivers' standings to 22 points.

Jamie McMurray placed second. McMurray challenged Harvick for the lead following the last restart with 12 laps to go, but he ended up crossing the finish line 1.153 seconds behind Harvick.

NASCAR's top series wraps up its three-week West Coast swing next weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Harvick won the 2011 race at that two-mile track. He finished 36th in last year's event there.

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